We all know that few things in life are as overwhelming as a household move. One may say that setting up your home after moving in is a straight-forward and simple process. Although the hardest part of the move is over and you’ve taken the relocation adventure to the next level, there’s still a lot of work ahead of you.
After you’ve hauled all your earthly possessions into your new home, you will most certainly breathe a sigh of relief. If your movers have done the outstanding job, make sure to reward them accordingly. Tipping your movers is a good way of showing your appreciation and gratitude for their hard work and efforts.
Moving into a new home is an exciting yet stressful life event, but once you unpack the last moving box everything will gradually fall into place. You will have all the time in the world to arrange your new place the way you’ve always wanted and to unwind after a daunting moving experience. As soon as you unpack you will be able to resume your routine and get back on track in terms of your day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
As we all know, a household move is known to be one of the most stressful changes for kids. Depending on their age, kids may cope with the moving process differently. But, one thing is for sure, major routine disruptions may set your kids off and result in negative behavioral changes later on. That being said, it’s perfectly clear how to set your priorities when arranging your home after moving in. Take care of your kids’ needs first so as to speed up the adaptation process and get them excited about the new home.
Post-relocation tasks to perform after the move
Starting afresh into a new home can be an adventurous yet overwhelming experience for everyone involved. Taking the time to unpack and arrange your new household with the right strategy in place can make all the difference. Not only do you have to come up with efficient decorating solutions, but also you need to do it in a time-efficient manner. But, now that some major logistical issues are behind you, you can breathe a sigh of relief and navigate the process of decorating your home leisurely. Keep the following suggestions in mind when tackling your post-move activities.
-Give your home a nice cleaning before you start unpacking. Give a nice scrub to all shelves, cupboards, drawers, closets after your movers move in the last box. Even if you cleaned the entire house before moving in, it won’t hurt to wipe it down once again.
Having chosen the items you will part with, it will be easier for you to manage your household once you move into your new home. Reduce your goods to the minimal amount so as to be able to settle into your new home without major troubles. One day, as you tackle your cleaning and maintenance tasks, you will be glad that you’ve fought the urge to move everything you own to a new place. Remember that even as you unpack, you can reorganize your household and get rid of the clutter.
Setting up your kids’ room after moving in
Start with your kids’ room. As we all know, kids may have a hard time adjusting to a new environment and accepting the idea of relocating. Moving house is often traumatic for your kids and involving them in some fun post-move activities may be beneficial for their adaptation process. Rather than approaching the unpacking task with dread, make it seem exciting to your kids.
In spite of your strong desire to have everything in order, take your time to hang out with your kids. Show them all amazing aspects of the new home and visit some special places in the new neighborhood. A clean slate in a home means creating new memories, so why wouldn’t you start making them immediately? You may have a great, family time while exploring your surroundings after moving to a new city. Take a look at some efficient strategies you can employ in order to relieve their stress and confusion.
– Get hold of kid-friendly furniture and allow your kids to decorate their room to their taste. Help them feel safe and comfortable in the middle of an unfamiliar environment.
– Encourage your kids to make new friends, but also allow them to stay in touch with old friends and relatives. If possible, organize a nice housewarming party and a pleasant reunion with old friends, neighbors and relatives.
– Maintain a positive attitude and find some healthy ways to combat moving stress. As it turns out, kids are able to pick up on parents’ emotional swings and mood. Seeing a parent in a state of post-move shock and depression can be very unsettling for kids.
Mission accomplished! Now what?
Having unpacked the last box you will have more time to think of some creative ways to make your new place feel like home. Nothing makes a house feel more homey and comfortable than adding a personal touch. Even if your base is neutral, you can inject your touch through wall accessories, artwork, colorful rugs, cushions, vases with flowers,… Stick to a color pattern or a theme according to your preferences.
Also, bear in mind that a proper lighting can make all the difference, so opt for various lamps and candles when styling your home. While you will be able to find a lot of decoration ideas online, make sure to adopt only those that express your personality.
More importantly, once your home is ready for showing off, invite friends over! Celebrate your new beginning by throwing a memorable housewarming party or just a nice get-together with your loved ones. Give them a tour through your new home and take a moment to enjoy your big accomplishment.