Getting ready to move into a new home? Moving to a new place can be exciting, but making it feel like home may take some time. If you want some simple ways to make your new house feel like a real home, try following some of these tips when you move in:
Don’t Wait to Unpack Those Boxes
When you move into a new place, it can be tempting to delay unpacking. But leaving those boxes cluttering up your new home can leave you feeling stressed. Set aside some time to get everything out and into its place. You can make this process easier by labeling boxes when you move, so you’ll know where the items inside belong. Take time to find a place for everything possible. If you find yourself with a few items leftover, don’t be tempted to stash them in your garage or storage spaces. Use this opportunity to get rid of the things you no longer need by donating them to charity or selling them online.
Now is the Perfect Time to Get Your Home, and Life, Organized
A new home is a good excuse to get started with some new, organized habits. First and foremost, consider seeking professional organization help! Getting organized can make life less hectic and help your home appear less cluttered. Go through each room and space, and make sure everything is tidy. Use these tips to organize your home office and give yourself a center for control in your new home. Tack up a pretty calendar to keep track of appointments, use a dry erase board to write out routines and get some stylish, functional office furniture to spruce up your workspace. Organization can help you stay positive and productive in all areas of your life.
Get a Fresh Start With Fresh, Clean Air
The air you breathe can have an impact on your health and happiness. So, make sure the air in your new home is as fresh and healthy as it can be from the start. Consider picking up a quality electrostatic air filter to remove pollen, dust mites, mold and bacteria in the air that can make you sick. Depending on your home, these filters can last up to three months and make breathing a little easier for every member of your family. If you need to determine the ideal filter for your new home, refer to this guide to examine the pros and cons.
Tackle Any Maintenance Projects
Small issues, like leaky faucets and flickering lights can be easy to put off when it comes to repairs. But you could be setting yourself up for bigger issues if you don’t put maintenance issues like these at the top of your “to-do” list. Here are some ways that homeowners can tackle these issues themselves to avoid the expense and hassle of hiring a professional. But for some home repairs, hiring a professional is necessary. Problems with gas appliances, major plumbing issues and structural repairs are always best left up to professionals. You can find experienced contractors online to take care of any repair your new home may need. Prevention always beats out fixing things of course!
Look for Inexpensive Ways to Update Decor that Organizes
Now that you’re unpacked and repairs are made, it’s time to have some fun! Updating your decor is a perfect way to bring your own personal touch to a new home and give your life a little organizational makeover in the process. If you’ve moved to a new part of the country, why not try blending your old decor with some unique touches of your local area? Trade out those muted southern hues for some bright desert decor, or swap out your beach decor for a more rugged feel. You can easily makeover furniture and items to update your home decor on a budget, and it’s a great way to start feeling at home again.
Making a new house feel like your home can be as simple as taking these steps before you really settle in. Before you know it, you’ll be cozy, comfortable and content living in your new home.
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