Top 5 Tips For Settling Into Your New Home
Even if you purchased a property because it felt like home or ticked all the boxes, sometimes settling into your new home can take a little time. It’s important not to pressure yourself to get used to your new surroundings straight away, especially if you’ve uprooted to an unfamiliar county, or even a new country. With a wealth of experience moving people to their new homes both in the UK and abroad, we’re offering our top tips for settling into your new home – wherever that may be.
1. Take a moment to breathe
Moving house can take weeks, months or even years to accomplish, so when the move finally happens you should take a moment to breathe and enjoy the end of what has probably been a rather stressful ordeal. Take a moment to revel in this new chapter of your life and all the possibilities it could bring.
2. Unpack and arrange furniture
If you haven’t opted for your removal company to unpack and assemble your furniture for you, then this is a great place to start. While there isn’t any rush, being surrounded by boxes or having jumbled bits of furniture clogging up your corridors or living spaces could make it difficult to feel settled. By gradually finding a proper home for all your belongings you will start to feel like this new house is your home.
Sometimes the thought of unpacking can be daunting, especially if you don’t have much spare time in your day. However, if you tackle one room at a time the process should start to feel more manageable.
If you find that some of your furniture or equipment doesn’t fit, then you can always put it into storage.
3. Treat yourself to a house-warming gift (or two!)
Once everything has been unpacked and given a designated spot in the house, you can start to think about those little details. A fresh bouquet of flowers, a beautiful vase, a painting that sparks joy – treating yourself to a house-warming gift is a great way to add a personal touch to each room in your house.
4. Meet the neighbours
Sometimes it can help you feel more settled if you introduce yourself to your new neighbours. There may even be a local social media group for the street or town that you can join to keep up-to-date with the latest news and social events.
5. Get out and explore!
Even if you haven’t moved very far from your previous abode, it can still be helpful to explore the area. From finding your local shops to enjoying new walks in your local park, knowing where all your essential amenities are can be a vital way to feel more settled.
So if you’ve just moved and you’re struggling to feel at home we recommend making connections with people in the area, locating all your essential amenities, and brightening up your home with a few personal touches. We’ve chosen these suggestions as they are quick and easy to implement, and inexpensive. Of course over time you may want to revamp and redecorate your property to make it feel more you, but in the short-term these simple tips should work wonders.