Have you just bought the house that you have been dreaming of having like forever since? Or have you just moved to a new house because you want a better school for the kids or because it’s easier to get to work or the many other reasons why people move houses.
You see houses and apartments changing hands very often these days. Because most people are frequently changing jobs and school, wither getting promotions or going for a better place. And some people change houses because they feel like they can’t stick to one place and the same routine for a very long time. They need to keep changing things around in their lives. For them changing houses is like moving furniture around in their homes for us. Whatever reason it may be if you have just moved houses and are trying to settle in and make it feel more like home then here are a few tips for you.
Make things familiar
The whole concept of moving houses is scary for most people because they feel like they are walking into a strange new place every day. So what you can to improve the situation and make it more manageable is to recreate a familiar setting in the new house. It can be familiar sights and sounds. Like setting up the bedroom in a similar manner with the same furniture in the same positions like they were previously. Maybe there was sound that used to comfort you every time you stepped into your previous home. For example, the chime of the grandfather clock or the creaking of a chair when you use to sit on it or the split systems in your air conditioning making a whirring noise.
Make sure you don’t get rid of all these familiar furniture and electrical items immediately if you are looking for a completely new start. Because these are the things that are going to bring some sense of belonging and comfort to you when the house is new. But this doesn’t mean that you should not have a new aircon installation done for your new home. You just need to be able to hold back on a few things familiar.
Always do the kids room first
The event of moving homes is most stressful on the kids. Because for them it’s like leaving behind their safe haven for a new and scary place. So if you can get the kids to settle down comfortably in the new home then half your battle has been won. In order to this, you must think about tackling their room first and making it look familiar and comfortable to them. So that they feel a sense of belonging right at the beginning. Make sure you don’t keep boxes pile in their room until the end of the first month. Because this will rob them of the opportunity to try and settle down.