As you plan your move, you may be thinking about your new home. You may have really loved your old place, and while you may be looking forward to your new space, you may have questions about how to make it feel cozy and comfortable. Maybe it’s a different size than your last home, or perhaps it is so entirely different you don’t know where to start with your setup. These tips below can help you to start preparing for your new home:
When you’ve decided that it’s time to move and you’ve found your new place, this is an excellent time to start thinking about how to best prepare and ensure it’s as comfortable as possible. What could have served you well in your old space may not be as useful in your place.
Before planning what you might put in smart storage for your new home, go through your things and furniture to decide what’s better to leave behind, sell, or donate.
Hire an interior designer
If you’re looking to set up a space that is more comfortable and conducive to your overall needs, plus stylish and inviting, an interior designer could be a great idea. They can provide great recommendations on efficiently utilizing the space in your new home. You can also get input on the best types of décor trending right now and find unique furniture pieces that make your home stand out.
Try something new
If you’re someone who has always had the same style with your furniture and home, it doesn’t hurt to try something new. Add more color to your new home through tapestries or throw blankets, couches, or rugs.
For example, say that you’re someone who has always just used neutral colors in your home. What if you explored the beauty of adding depth and texture with new materials and color? You may be amazed at how doing something out of the ordinary in your home can be a great way to start anew in your new place.
Have an unpacking plan in place
Some people take months to completely unpack after moving to a new place, which makes sense. Moving can be very tiring, and it can be stressful to think about how you’re going to set up everything and get things to fit in your new home. Fortunately, with the right plan, you can get ahead of the stress by preparing step-by-step on how you can set up your rooms and new place.
If you’re a family with a couple of kids or more, have everyone pitch in, making the whole process easier and less time-consuming. If it feels too overwhelming for you to do alone or with one other, consider reaching out to friends to help, much like you would in a movie. You can offer some beverages and pizza, and you may find how many people are willing to help a friend with the idea of food and fun in return.
Have a goal for when you want your space to be ready
Settling into your new space can seem daunting if you’re tired from moving, and getting comfortable may be hard when you still have a lot to do in your new home. Something that can help you to bite the bullet and get it done is having a goal for when it needs to be ready.
This may look like planning a housewarming party. Ideally, your home would need to be ready for this event. Or it may look like an extended family visit. Either way, set a time that your home must be all set up, and it will make it easier for it to happen.
For anyone moving homes, the whole process is overwhelming. Adjusting to your new home can seem daunting as well. Hopefully, these tips can make you feel comfortable and settled in soon.