So you’ve just moved in to your new place. You are either giddy with excitement or overwhelmed with the big move- maybe it’s all of that and more. Shifting into a new house is both mentally and physically tasking. Here are a few tips to ease your move in.
1. Take a break
Take the weekend off or a couple of days if your work permits, to settle yourself into your new home. Juggling between setting up things and managing work can get really taxing. Moving in is something exciting and it should be savoured accordingly. Take pictures and enjoy the stages of building your new life.
2. Make a To-do list
Simplify the process by mapping out who, is going to do what, and when. That way you won’t miss out anything important like making sure there’s drinking water, provision for food or overall safety of the house. It also helps to keep tabs on the logistics of packers and movers. Make sure items and boxes are delivered to you, if you are still in the primary stages of moving in.
3. Acquaint yourself with the neighbours
Saying Hi to the neighbours in and around your house, or apartment right from the first day will pave way for building relationships in the further days to come. You don’t need to have a full length conversation if you’re not too comfortable socialising, you can excuse yourself to go sort out your new home.
4. Design the spaces
Have an idea of what is going to where, keeping in mind your comfort, aesthetics and some degree of flexibility. It helps to figure out which areas or corners you want tables, beds and other major furnishing in. You might want the study table to face an airy window and the bed to be near the switchboard, for example. Design the spaces so that it’s a good combination of form and functionality. If you have kids, you might want to arrange a clean corner for them in case they should doze off while you’re setting up the house
A lot of us are nostalgic for the past and the houses we lived in. You can bring a little of that, to ease you into the process of moving to a new place. Take your favourite objects or décor and mix them up with the new to create a good confluence. If you have any new décor or something that you made, hang it up to denote a fresh start to your new home.
Moving is as exciting as it is overwhelming. But make sure you enjoy the little moments and don’t let the stress get to you. Know that every beautiful home has to start somewhere, yours does here.