Settling into a new place can be both exciting and terrifying. Knowing that the difficult transition is finally over is a huge relief, but how to cope with the fact that your new home feels unfamiliar and strange?
During the first few weeks you may be nostalgic and feel uncomfortable in your own house. However, there are a few tricks you can use to make the transition more bearable and start feeling at home. A messy house can get you hopeless for a while, but you shouldn’t fell the pressure to sort everything out as soon as possible. Take your time to adjust, to get to know your new home. Meanwhile, introduce some changes and personalize your new place.
– First of all, set up the bedrooms. Buy some quality bedding and make your and your children’s private space cozy and comfortable. It’s very important for you to regain the sense of security after the whole moving confusion. Also, add some decorative colorful pillows, curtains,…
– The kitchen is the most important angle of the house for most women. So, in order to feel comfortable in it, unpack your utensils and appliances, buy some groceries and start preparing some favorite meals and spend a pleasant time with your family. Eating out and ordering food may be an acceptable solution for the first few days in the new house. However, it is recommended to start cooking as soon as possible in order to get comfortable in your own kitchen.
– Some people pay special attention to the bathrooms. Although the bathroom is fully equipped, you can enrich it with some nice towels, interesting shower-curtains,…
– Arrange your closet as soon as possible. Start with seasonal clothing. You don’t want to be late for work because you are not able to find your jacket or shoe.
– Paint the walls if possible or put some removable wallpapers or some other type of wall decor. It will bring the warmth to your home.
– What makes the room complete is certainly the rug. It will both protect your floor and make the room look prettier.
– Also, consider filling up the shelves with books, vases, plants and hanging up some photos or artwork on the walls. You are at liberty to style your own space the way you like. The scent of fresh flowers and perfumed candles may remind you of the old house and neutralize the unfamiliar scent of the house. Those details make the room feel more welcoming and cheer up the house.
– Do the laundry with the usual soaps and softeners. The aroma will bring back the previous routine and comforting memories. Try to recreate that familiar scent.
– While unpacking make sure to put on some music. Your favorite songs will help you do the job smoothly and relax a for a while.
– Have your internet connection and cable set up.
– A company staying over night might help you connect with the new house. Surround yourself with familiar faces, so that an unpleasant feeling caused by the unfamiliar space fades away. You could use an extra help, anyway.
– Take a walk around your new neighborhood.
– Try to stick to your routine as much as you can.
– Help your pet settle in. Arrange its food and water and take it for a walk to a nearby park. After a tough day, you could also use a break, so enjoy sightseeing with your pet. Your pet should also get the chance to get to know the new neighborhood.
– Find a way to improve your personal space. Rearrange the furniture, install all appliances and keep the positive attitude. No matter how hopeless the situation, there is always a solution.
– When it comes to unpacking, make sure to prioritize everyday essentials, so that you can get the things at their place at your convenience, without any rush or pressure.
– Once the unpacking is over, organize a housewarming party. Invite your friends and ask your new neighbors to join as well.