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Make Your New House Feel Like Home

Moving is exciting! It’s the perfect time for a fresh start and to embark on a new adventure.

But moving also represents a considerable change; in fact, moving to a new home is often included on lists of life’s most stressful events.

Fortunately, there’s a solution: settling into your new home quickly. When you feel comfortable in your new house, adjusting to significant life changes is more manageable. These tips will help speed the process and help you feel at home, faster.

1. Create Continuity

After a move, things may feel unsettled. Your belongings are in boxes, and your new house isn’t home yet.

One way to speed up the adjustment process? Create continuity using familiar items from your old home. While you can’t recreate everything, choose a few favorite features of your last home and incorporate them into your new surroundings.

For instance, if you’re used to hearing the ticking of a clock, make it a priority to set that clock up right after your move. Maybe there’s a particular fragrance you associate with your old home; recreate that familiar ambiance, whether it involves a scented candle, dryer sheets, or a pan of cookies baking in the oven.

Even turning on a playlist of music you love will help you feel at home.

2. Unpack the Kids First

Uprooting is hard on kids. While, of course, you’ll need to focus on getting a few critical areas of the home set up — such as the kitchen, beds, and bathrooms — make your children’s rooms a priority, too.

Ask your residential moving team to prioritize kids’ furniture and toys or possessions. Getting the younger ones settled in will help you relax and focus on the other tasks at hand.

3. Bring in Greenery

Adding a few live plants to your decor enlivens your new home and makes it feel cozier. Consider planting a container herb garden on your kitchen window or placing (hard to kill) snake plants in your new living room.

Greenery adds a lush look to your home and provides health benefits, as well. Studies indicate that certain plants help filter and purify indoor air. Plus, indoor plants may help remove any unfamiliar smells from the air of your new house.

Top toxin removing plants that freshen your new home’s atmosphere include:

  • Purple waffle plants
  • English ivy
  • Wax plant
  • Asparagus fern
  • Weeping fig

4. Eat at Home

You may be tempted to eat out or grab takeout for your first few nights in your new house. It’s understandable; after all, you have so much to do and unpack, and cooking may be the last thing on your mind.

But making a home-cooked meal can help you feel at home. Focus on getting your kitchen set up, then head to the nearest grocery store to grab ingredients for a simple homemade dinner.

Enlist the help of family and friends to turn this meal in your new home into a dinner party.

5. Paint the Walls

Covering the walls with a fresh coat of paint in a favorite color helps you make the new space feel as though it’s truly yours. Choose a color palette that makes you feel happy and relaxed or inspired and invigorated — whichever mood you want to create; adding color will help you feel at home.

If possible, arrange to paint before movers bring in your belongings and furniture.

Moving Made Easier and Friendlier

While moving is always an adjustment, these tips can help you feel at home in your new house sooner rather than later. If you need help getting to your new home — we can help. Contact us today for a free estimate.



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