How To Settle In And Get Comfortable In Your New Space

Posted by on Dec 14 | 2015

Moving into a new home can be nerve-wracking, confusing and extremely tedious. But once the move is complete, you can take a breath and relax as you get ready to start transforming the new house into your new home. Below are a few tips to help you get comfortable in your new space:

Settling In New Home

There is no need to rush

One of the best things about coming to the end of your move is that you don’t have to rush or try to meet crazy deadlines. You can start by rearranging the essential items you use the most to get more comfortable from day one. It’s likely that your relocation company would have already unpacked your belongings so you don’t have to worry about a slue of boxes, but simply having your items in a place you find familiar can help you easily settle in.

Assign duties

Naturally, everyone will want to settle into their own rooms first, but you can delay this for later. If you moved with your family, get everyone to work together in the common areas, like the kitchen and living room, and assign them different duties. You can start by putting up the window treatments and setting up the entertainment centre, and them moving to the kitchen to arrange the glassware and dishes. Work on the bathrooms, as well, before going to the individual rooms.

Set up a relaxation zone

Everybody will be tired and eager to take a break from decorating, so one of the first areas to set up should be a “quiet” zone for you to rest and relax. You could move any remaining boxes so you have enough space to arrange some chairs and a small table around the entertainment centre. You can then watch TV, listen to music, or talk as you eat and rest.

Help your kids settle in

Settling into a new home and neighbourhood can be a challenging adjustment for your kids and teens. It was difficult saying goodbye to their first friends, but the excitement of new experiences can sometimes help to reduce the initial anxiety.

To make the transition easier, you can let them unpack their rooms first before coming to the common areas, taking a tour of the neighbourhood, and getting back to a routine they’re used to as soon as possible (mealtimes, bedtime hours, and playtimes).

Add a personal touch

Displaying sentimental items around your home is one of the easiest ways to make the new space feel familiar. Things like framed photos and plants can be positioned even if the rooms are not fully arranged, plus splashes of colour can help break up the beige-box theme.

Lastly, it is important that you and your children familiarise yourselves with your new neighbourhood. Walk around and try to identify places of interest like local stores and churches, and remember to note down your new address just in case you wander too far!

A relocation company can take a majority of the headache out of moving for you, but it’s likely that it will still take some time to adjust to your new surroundings. Take our advice above and you’ll be settling into your new home in no time.

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