Even after you move all your belonging into your new house, it can take a while before it really starts to feel like a home. This transition tends to be especially difficult for kids, but it can be hard for adults to get acclimated to their new environment as well. Change is always challenging, but with a little preparation you can make it a little easier on yourself and your family.
Make a Plan for Unpacking
As you’re packing things up in preparation for your move, mark boxes with items you want to unpack first. These boxes might include family photos, linens, dishes, movies or anything else you might want to feel a little more comfortable during the first night in your new home. It will take time to get completely unpacked, but prioritizing the things you want most can make an unfamiliar environment feel much more cozy and inviting.
Create a Sanctuary
Trying to decorate an entire house all at once can be overwhelming and counterproductive. Instead, start by focusing on one space that you’ll be spending a lot of time in, like a living room or bedroom. If you can turn this one room into a comfortable, relaxing place to kick your feet up, the whole house will start to feel a little more like home.
Invite Guests Over
Nothing can make you feel more at home than the presence of close friends and family. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished unpacking yet; your friends will want to check out your new digs anyway! They may even want to help with some of the decorating.
Take a Walk
Your home extends beyond the four walls of a house. Taking a tour of the neighborhood can make you feel more comfortable in your new space as well. Going for an evening stroll is also a great way to relax after a stressful day of moving and unpacking.
Need a hand with your next move? The team at All Awesome Movers would be happy to help! Give us a call or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.