Moving to a new house can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There always seems to be a lot to do, and it can feel quite stressful. You might be keen to settle in and start enjoying your new home, but it’s hard when it doesn’t yet have that lived-in feel that makes us feel safe and comfortable.
While your new home will, in time, feel homely on its own, there are a few things that you can do to speed the process up. Here are some of the most effective ways that you can make your new house feel more homely.
Start with a Deep Clean
Before you move in, give your new home a deep clean. This will not only ensure that your home is clean and hygienic, but it will also give you a sense of accomplishment and control over your new space. If possible, deep clean before you move anything in, so that you’ve got a great base to work from.
Decorate Your New Home
Decorating your new home can help you personalise your space and make it feel more like your own, but it can be hard to do during the moving process.
If possible, decorate some of the rooms before you move large items of furniture in to make things easier. If you are moving in quickly and can’t commit to any big projects, focus on things like painting the rooms that you’ll spend most of your time in, installing a feature that you love like a fireplace from Stonewoods or a large piece of art, and adding smaller details, like flowers and plants, photos, and other accessories and soft furnishings.
Unpack and Organise
Unpacking your belongings and organising them can help you feel settled in your new space. It can also help you declutter and get rid of things you no longer need.
Try to get organised before you start packing for the move, by decluttering, packing things into boxes by room, labelling them, and making sure you’ve got plenty of storage in your new home. This will make moving day, and unpacking, much more straightforward.
Set up Your Technology
Setting up your technology, such as your Wi-Fi and entertainment system, can help you feel connected and comfortable in your new home and make day-to-day life easier.
Make Your Bed
Making your bed, even when you are moving and the rest of the house is a mess, can give you a sense of comfort and routine.
This routine can help you to feel settled. Try to stick to things like your usual mealtimes and other routines as much as possible too.
Host a Housewarming Party
Hosting a housewarming party can help you feel more connected to your new community and make new friends. It’s also a fantastic way to mark the start of an exciting new chapter.
Making a new house feel more homely can take some time, but by following these tips, you can make your new space feel comfortable and inviting as quickly as possible. Remember, it’s important to take it one step at a time and be patient with yourself during the adjustment period.