It doesn’t matter how excited you are about moving into your new place because your first few weeks will probably feel strange and you may even feel as though you are moving into someone else’s space too. If you want to avoid all of this stress, then there are a few things that you can do to try and help yourself make your hour house feel like a home.
Start with the Closet
Mondays are hard enough without you having to route through all of your clothing items just to find your favourite sweatshirt. If you want to stop this kind of stress then you need to unpack all of your clothing items first. When you do, you will soon find that it’s easier than ever for you to ease right into the week.
Prioritise your Children’s Rooms
If you want to keep your kids busy, then make sure that you unpack their rooms first. When you do, you will soon find that they can spend the rest of the day unpacking their belongings and putting them wherever they want. This also gives you some space to sort out everything else as well, so you won’t have to worry about a thing there. If you need some help then it may be worth hiring some movers.
Recreate Familiar Sounds
If you have a cuckoo clock in your home right now, then take it with you and put it up. There’s something about familiar sounds that will make you feel right at home, not to mention that it will also help you to personalise your space. Remember that the more things you can put on the walls, the better. The main reason for this is because it will help you to connect with the space more.
Mimic your Routine
If you and your partner always put things in the same space, then carry on with this. Create a space where everyone can drop their keys, bags or even their coats. Your routine shouldn’t change just because your location does, so do keep this in mind.
Nothing quite compares to the feeling of freshly washed duvet covers. If you want to really make your house feel like a home then you need to have some ready to put right on your bed. This will help you to relax on your first night and you may even find that you end up feeling way more at home as a result.
If you have a favourite smell that is synonymous with your home, then it’s well worth trying to recreate that. You also want to make sure that you cook on the first day that you move in as well. If you have been lifting and carrying boxes all day then you may be tempted to order a takeaway and this is understandable, but if you do then you may end up not settling into your new home as much as you’d like. How to make a place feel like home is sticking with a routine is key, so make a meal and sit together as a family to mark your new beginning.
Make Some Home Improvements
When you make some simple changes to the decor, you’ll be putting your stamp on your new home. The changes that you make needn’t be big or expensive. In fact, you can make many of the changes that you’d need at the cost of a tin of paint and a roller.
This post from frugal family has a range of tips for saving money when you’re carrying out home improvements.
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