March 15, 2018

5 Tips to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming experience.

There are so many elements that go into a move, big or small.

Are you one of the 14.9% of Americans who are moving this year?

Read our top five tips to make your new house feel like home as soon as you walk through the front door.

1. Unpack Your Favorites

One of the first things you should put on your move-in to-do list is to unpack your favorite items.

Having your favorite things close by will immediately create a sense of familiarity and instantly feel like home.

Some things to unpack first would be your closets and toiletries. These items are important and will bring comfort to a new home once they are out of boxes! You will feel more at-home once you have things settled into your bathroom and clothes hung up in the closet.

Another favorite item to unpack is your speakers. When unpacking all of your belongings, blasting your go-to music playlist will be a great way to ease into the new house.

Lighting some of your favorite scented candles provides your home with a familiar scent that will have you thinking of creating new memories in your home, too.

2. Feel Like Home in a Clean House

Unpacking and cleaning up around the house are two no-brainers once you move into a brand new home.

Take some time out of your moving schedule to thoroughly clean each room in your new home. Nobody wants to place their nice furniture on dirty hardwood floors!

Get your vacuum and start from scratch as you clean the rooms to look as new as possible for your unpacking to go much smoother.

3. Cook a Meal in Your New Kitchen

On one of the very first nights living in your new home, cook a meal for yourself and the other people moving into your home, whoever they may be.

Enjoy the freshness of your kitchen appliances and all of the love that comes with cooking up a meal for the first time, albeit somewhere unfamiliar.

Nothing will feel like home more than a delicious home cooked recipe for all to devour at dinner time after a long day of unpacking.

4. Consider New Decor Pieces

With a new place comes new decor inspiration.

Spend some time planning out what colors you want to paint the rooms of your house and ponder the possibilities of creating a new design plan for your space.

While enjoying your home cooked meal, you can scroll through various websites searching for new inspiration.

Check out tons of inspiring Pinterest boards and even consult with your friends for advice on where to buy new decor pieces to fill your home.

5. Take Time to Relax

Another tip for making your home feel like your own oasis is just to relax and hang out in it.

It takes time to establish all of the changes that are attached to moving somewhere new.

From figuring out how to organize your pantry to learning where the light switches are, take a breath and find time to sit around and be lazy in the beginning.

Need Help for Your Big Move?

Our team at Metcalf Moving & Storage will gladly assist you during your entire moving process.

Call us today if you are in need of a moving company to provide you with excellent service in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester area.


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