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Buying or renting a property is always an exciting time in your life. Whether you’ve moved down the street, to another region or halfway across the world, the opportunity to explore new areas and get a fresh start is always alluring.
Of course, moving house can also be a pretty stressful experience. To help you feel more comfortable, take a look at these top tips to make your new house feel like a home straight away:
Move furniture in advance
If you want to arrive at your new property with a sense of familiarity, have your furniture shipped in advance. Get quotes for professional transport services and you’ll be surprised at just how cost-effective it can be. With your personal belongings ready and waiting for you, your new property will feel like home from the minute you walk in the door.
Schedule time to unpack
When you’re moving to a new property, you’ll have an almost endless list of things to do. This means actually unpacking your belongings and setting home your home can take a surprising amount of time. If you want to avoid having packing boxes around for months on end, be sure to give yourself the time you need to fully unpack and furnish your new house.
Surround yourself with familiar artwork, photos, and pictures
Hanging artwork or displaying photos is one of the simplest ways to make yourself feel more at home in a new property. The familiarity of beloved pieces will instantly make you feel more relaxed and surrounding yourself with photos of loved ones will give you a feeling of security.
Furthermore, artwork and photo frames can be displayed in seconds and moved at any time. This means you can temporarily decorate your new home while you’re still unpacking and update your interior design as you settle in.
Use recognizable scents
A familiar scent is capable of evoking feelings of calmness and tranquility in milliseconds, so use this to your advantage when you’re moving to a new property. A spray of your favorite perfume, lighting a scented candle, or spraying a few drops of essential oils will instantly make your house feel like a home and reduce your stress levels in the process.
Get into a routine
When you’ve lived in the same property for some time, your daily routine becomes second nature. Of course, it can take time to recreate your routine in a new place, so it’s not unusual to feel discombobulated when you first move to a new property. By establishing a new routine as quickly as possible, you’ll find the transition to a new home or a new area is far less jarring and much more enjoyable.
Welcome Friends and Family to Your New Home
Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than when it’s filled with people you love. Get a date in your diary to have friends and family over to enjoy your new home with you – or, better still, rope them into helping you unpack and set up your new home!