Move From City To Country: What You Need To Know

Living in the city is completely different than living in the country. When you live in the city, everything is right at your fingertips, but so far away. City life means you can’t be self-sufficient because you must abide by city regulations. However, living in the country means you are off-grid from most of the society. Transitioning from city life to country life can be a little challenging. Here are some tips to help you move from city to country!

Move From City To Country: What You Need To Know

Move From City To Country

Remember your Shopping List

Since you will be living out in the country, you won’t want to travel into the big city for all your needs on a daily basis. Instead, you are going to need to be very persistent on your shopping list. Start making monthly shopping lists and stocking up. The more you get into a habit of stockpiling, the easier the transition will be.

     

Get a Freezer…Or Two

Most people that live in the city just don’t have the room or the financial means to have extra freezers. This, however, is not the case when you live in the country. If you are going to be self-sufficient, you are going to need a freezer to store things during the winter. Vegetables, meat, eggs, milk, and fruit can all be frozen until you are ready to use.

   

Start Thinking about Gardening

One of the best things about living in the country is the ability to be self-sufficient. You can start a garden for just about anything. However, it is important to start out small and work your way up. Choose a couple vegetables and fruits you can freeze. Remember, you will need to till the garden, weed the garden, plant it, and water it. You want to start out slow and ease your way into the country life.

 

Decide Between Canning and Freezing

When you transition from city life to country life, you may not realize you have to options to storing food. You can either can your stuff or you can freeze it. I personally like freezing things better, but canning stuff can be just as beneficial especially if you don’t have a lot of freezer space. You can freeze, can, or do both.

   

Calculate a Budget for the Year

If you plan on gardening, raising animals, and having a full farm, you are going to need a budget. Realistically, you have to put money into it before you will get anything out of it. Feed for the animals, seeds, soil, water, and other farming tools can come at a costly price. Set a budget for yourself and an end goal for your farm.

     

Transitioning from city life to the country life can be a bit of a challenge, but when you know the challenges you face and plan ahead of time, all challenges can become simpler. What challenges did you face when transitioning from city life? Share in the comments below!

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