If you’ve purchased a brand new home, you have a long list of things that you’re going to need to think about. Not only do you need to sell the one you live in currently (we’re assuming you’ve done that already if you’re reading this post) you need to make sure that you have everything prepared so that the transition to your new home can be a smooth one. In short: you want to make sure you are able to get settled fast in your brand new home.
Here’s some useful advice that you can utilize to get settled:
Give Yourself Peace Of Mind
There’s nothing worse than moving into a new home and feeling like you’ve forgotten something in regards to your old home and moving. Make sure you’re doing things like changing your address with utility suppliers and ensuring you’ve left all of the keys to your old home – you wouldn’t believe the amount of window and gate keys that owners forget to hand over. Write out a list, and checklists on the internet to ensure that you haven’t forgotten anything super important. Doing all of these things will give you peace of mind so you can do your best to relax when you arrive.
Take Security Measures
Your top priority will be ensuring your new house is as safe as possible, so make sure you take appropriate security measures. Change the locks as soon as you move in – you just don’t know who has a key to your house. Make sure you check over the windows to ensure they are reinforced, and you may even want to consider adding CCTV if it’s not there already. You want to do your best to deter thieves and intruders so you feel at ease in an unfamiliar setting.
Make Sure Your Belongings Arrive At Your New Place Safely
How will you feel if you begin unpacking the boxes containing all of the things from your old place, and you realize that some of them are broken, or even lost? This can happen if you don’t transport your belongings properly. You can do it yourself, but you’ll need to make sure that everything is packed up carefully and transported in a way that won’t cause damage. If you are looking for an AFRA Accredited removalist then you can pretty much guarantee your things will arrive safely. Remember, sometimes it’s best to leave things like this to the professionals, especially when it comes to transporting expensive belongings. If you have things you won’t be able to replace, you’ll want to pay for a professional service.
Focus On Creating One Relaxing Room
Putting your new home together can take a lot of time. You have to unpack your things, make repairs, add a lick of paint, focus on creating the decor that you’re going to want in there for the foreseeable future – however, this can mean not really having any place to relax in your home. You want a room that can be your sanctuary right off the bat. Focus on creating one relaxing room and then take your time focusing on the other rooms. This could be the living room, your bedroom, or any other room you feel you’ll be able to spend time in when you want a place to relax, pamper yourself, or read a book. Make it as comfortable as possible so you can retreat there if you start missing your old home.
Don’t Forget Your Home Comforts
There are lots of things you can include in your new place to quickly make it feel like home and get settled. Mood lighting is great, so make sure you install dimmer switches if your home doesn’t have any already. You can also include things like candles, incense, Himalayan salt lamps, and plants. Including lots of green, leafy plants will make your home look amazing and give it some texture. Don’t forget fresh flowers too. Hopefully one of your loved ones will have already helped you out by giving you some fresh flowers to congratulate you on your move!
Meet The Neighbors
You can’t exactly feel settled when you don’t know who you’re living by. Go out and meet the neighbors. Just knock on the door, say hey, and tell them you’re going to be living next door to them. They might be really friendly and invite you in for a hot drink. They might even pop over something to welcome you to the neighborhood later on. If they don’t, at least you met them and you can say hello when you see one another in the street.
Have Friends Over To Celebrate Your New Place
Make your new home feel like home by inviting your nearest and dearest over to celebrate, providing they don’t live too far away. If they do, you could always have the neighbors over. You’re bound to make some new friends and feel better about your new area almost immediately. It doesn’t have to be a big fancy party. Just buy some snacks – you can even tell your guests to bring their own drinks.
Take Some Time For Yourself To Relax
Moving into a new home is tough and takes time – to make sure you plan to take some time to yourself, too. You deserve it after all of the rushings around you’ve done! Spending time enjoying your new home will make you feel settled, so plan a duvet day. Read some books, watch some films or your favorite TV shows, order a takeaway and grab your favorite snacks. Don’t forget to light your candles and make it all cozy! Have some quality time with yourself and your new place and you should feel settled in no time at all.
If you follow the advice in this guide, you should feel good about your new home. Do you have any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and come back soon!