Moving into a new house can be extremely stressful. You may feel like you’re drowning in boxes and can’t locate your belongings that were carefully packed away, but don’t worry—moving doesn’t last forever! Once you’re unpacked and ready to settle in, there are a few essential steps which will make your new house feel like home.
Hang your favorite pictures and artwork
Putting personalized images and works of art on the walls in your new home is an instant way to make you and your family more comfortable. Pictures brighten a space, add instant décor, and can be customized with fun frames, color patterns, and layouts. There’s no limit to what you can create!
Make your bed
Prioritize the moving madness by unpacking your clean sheets, comforters, and pillows and making your bed. By having the main focus of your bedroom set up, the rest doesn’t seem so daunting. Plus, having a comfortable place to sleep amidst unpacked boxes and moving materials will give you a place to unwind after busy moving days.
Unpack your favorite candles and air fresheners
A new home is missing the comfortable smell and aromas you created in your old living space. Candles, air fresheners, plug-ins, etc. can immediately freshen up your new house and create an inviting, pleasant environment.
Set up your closet first thing
No one likes to dig through plastic bins and cardboard boxes just to find a pair of jeans. Unpack your clothes and set up your closet right away so you have easy access to a change of clothes. You’ll save both time and energy by having your clothes in one place.
Cook your first meal in the house
While it may seem like yet another chore on the endless list of things to do, making your first meal in the house rather than ordering take-out can add a more homey quality to your new place. Even just having a simple dinner on the floor using a box as a table can be a productive step toward making your new residence completely your own.