Metcalf Moving Blog

September 27, 2017

5 Strategies for Transitioning Into Your New House

Are you looking for ways to make your move easier on you and your family?

Moving can be one of the most stressful activities that we take on as humans, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

This guide will help you make your transition into your new house easier and have you feeling at home right away.

Read on to discover 5 tips on transitioning into your new house:

1) Hire Professional Movers

The first and most important tip is to hire movers who know what they’re doing.

You might think this is a waste of money but in the long run it will save you tons of time and stress.

Professional movers have the equipment to move all of your large items for you in one trip. They also know the area well from executing countless moves and are able get to and from your house quickly.

With professional movers, you don’t have to worry about your friends or family hurting themselves while trying to move items into your house.

Professional movers know the best strategy for loadings and unloading your items and will do so while you take care of other aspects of your move.

2) Search Craigslist

You’ve already dropped a load of cash on your new home, you don’t have to spend a fortune on furniture as well.

Don’t be afraid to peruse Craigslist for items at affordable prices. Oftentimes the furniture on Craigslist is in great shape and only slightly used.

Before you head to IKEA to buy a full bedroom set, check Craigslist for hidden furniture gems.

3) Take Your Time

When it comes to unpacking, it’s ok to take your time. You may feel like you have to tear through all the boxes in one night, eagerly tossing things into place.

This isn’t the best strategy. It’s ok to slowly unpack your new place and get a feel for where things should go.

You can use the excuse “we’re still getting settled” to avoid having people over for several weeks after your move.

4) Prepare Bedroom First

When moving into your new house, it’s a good idea to set the bedroom up first.

This is because your bedroom can act as a sanctuary. If you set your bedroom up first you’ll always have a nice room to retreat to at the end of your long days of unpacking.

Tip: Pack a set of sheets in one of your dresser drawers so you don’t have to go through boxes to find a set of sheets to make up your bed.

Check Pinterest for fun and unique decorating tips for your bedroom. The more personalized you make your space, the more at home you’ll feel.

Set your bedroom up as you like it and try to keep it clean throughout the entire unpacking process.

5) Get Connected

A great way to transition into your new home is to get connected with the neighborhood.

Go next-door and meet your neighbors, join a community club, or start attending the local church. Get involved in your new community so you start to feel at home there.

Make Your New House a Home

We hope this guide gave you some helpful ideas on how to turn your house into a home you and your family will love.

It’s important to take your time and reach out to your new community to help make your move easier.

The most important thing is to be patient with your family members and yourself. Moving is hard on everyone but a little patience will make it easier.

If you have any questions about this article, or if we can assist you in your moving needs, please contact us here!

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Ron, the driver, was really great. Helped a lot with Canadian customs, gave us lots of tips on making the move smooth and was in contact throughout the move. Even gave us ideas on things to do around western Canada!

- Philip C.