Moving into a new property gives you a blank canvas of which to work on. I have experienced several house moves in my lifetime. In my experience, the biggest adjustment is moving from somewhere that feels like home to somewhere that feels empty. There are many ways in which you can make your house feel more like home. I’ve listed five below and I hope you find them helpful. If you have any other top tips you’d like me to share with my readers, let me know in the comments below.
- Make plans for your new home with your family – Putting a plan in place for after you’ve moved in will be beneficial for the whole family. You can plan anything, such as decorating schedules and ideas or even an event such as a barbecue to welcome your friends and family to your new home.
- Decorate the children’s bedrooms first, if they are happy, then you will be – When children have a space they can call their own that is fun and exciting, they soon settle in their new home. Check out the gorgeous range of children’s murals from Wallsauce for inspiration. You can even upload your own photo and create a completely personal mural.
- Unpack familiar items as soon as possible – everyone requires a little reassurance when they are adjusting to new surroundings. Unpacking familiar items such as bedding and pictures can help the whole family to adjust.
- Begin making memories as soon as you can – a new home brings the opportunity to make new memories. Something as simple as ditching the unpacking for one day and instead building blanket forts and playing hide and seek with the children can put a smile on everyone’s faces. I guarantee the children won’t forget the day they found all their favourite hiding spots.
- Fill your home with familiar scents – light your favourite candle or spray your favourite room spray and before long the comforting of aroma of home will reassure you in a way you didn’t think was possible.
Read my 5 top tips for a stress free house move here.