Time to call the packers and movers? These seven simple ideas should make moving into your new house easier
Relocation is stressful. Not only do you have to break the emotional bond that you forge with your abode, but the whole process itself is both mentally and physically taxing. However, with a bit of help and a whole lot of common sense, it could actually be a smooth transition. If you’ve recently moved homes or are dreading the prospect of facing it soon, here are seven tips that should help you settle right in.
Focus On Your Needs
It’s imperative to understand your immediate needs and target those first. Basic furniture, a refrigerator, utensils and cutlery, and toiletries need to be ready before you move in. There’s really no point if you’re busy gaming on your massive television set while the food goes bad — so learn to prioritize!
Plan, Organize, Execute
Boxing and unboxing will take a toll on you. To make life easier, take a tour around your empty flat and make a mental note (or an actual one) about what goes where. The easiest thing to do then is to pack and mark your boxes according to rooms, which means you won’t spend days trying to figure that bit out at least.
Acquaint Yourself With The Neighbours
Socializing could be your best bet to settle in quickly. If you’re a people person, nothing like it. If you’re not, making an effort could be the difference between knowing the secrets of the locality and spending weeks trying to figure it out yourself. Furthermore, it doesn’t hurt to make more friends, does it?
It might be a new home for you, but someone’s lived there before. And, well, there’s no way of deducing their love for hygiene — or lack of thereof. A simple pest control keeps the nuisance at bay and ensures that you don’t have pesky bedbugs, cockroaches, and rodents sharing the roof with you.
Rent Your Furniture And Appliances
If it’s a new home, buying everything outright might be a tad heavy on the pocket. Rentomojo has terrific deals that not only help you save money but also help you fill up all that space in the house and move in comfortably from the get-go.
Head To Thrift Shops And Markets
While necessities are important, a home isn’t exactly home till it has a bit of… you. While decor is expensive, heading to your nearest thrift shops and markets is a great way to find cheap alternatives. This will help you spruce up your space and personalize it to your heart’s content.
Lastly, Throw An Incredible Housewarming Party
Yep, don’t hold back! Once you’ve got your stuff in place, it’s time to pour some wine, call your friends over, and just let your hair down. Apart from helping you feel comfortable in your space, guests flocking to your home will bring gifts along — as is customary — which should help you as well. It’s called a “housewarming” party for a reason, after all!
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