Yes, planning a move to a better home in a better location can be exciting for anyone – but let’s face it, when you first move into your new home, it would still take a bit of adjustment before you become really comfortable in your new abode. It is, after all, not as familiar as your old one, and you need time to get used to it. But there are ways in which you can make your new home more comfortable and feel more like home so your adjustment period isn’t as long. Are you moving soon? Here’s how to make your new home a cosier, more familiar place.
Prioritise your clothing
When people first move to a new location, they often focus on unpacking boxes for common areas such as kitchens. But if you want to feel more comfortable, prioritise your clothing first. Before you move, pack a suitcase with your favourite clothing and unpack this as soon as you arrive – it’s always a comfort to wear your favourite jumper whilst you’re unpacking all your stuff.
Focus on familiar sights
If you have some familiar things which you can bring from your former home and make use of as soon as you arrive, take advantage of it, as the experts in removals in Swindon, Bristol, Worcester, Gloucester and other areas like Advanced Removals & Storage recommend. It can be as simple as a wall clock, a framed picture, a plant, a coffee table book – anything to make you feel more at home. If you love artwork and have a collection of pictures, unpack them as soon as you arrive; even if you don’t hang them and just leave them leaning against walls and nightstands, you can look at them and derive comfort from their familiarity.
Establish your standard routine
Even if you move and have tonnes of things to do in your new place, it doesn’t mean you can’t establish your regular or standard routine. If you love waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee on the kitchen table, continue it. If you have a specific place for your keys, set it up in your new location. The same goes for hooks for coats and bags; install them so your place is easier to adjust to.
Take out your favourites
If you want your new place to be extra cosy, you should also make it a point to take out your favourites. Pack them in a special bag and take them out before you unpack major items. These can be things like a favourite scarf, a favourite candle, your favourite music, a special pillow, and so on.