How to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

Moving to a new house is exciting, but it can be pretty intimidating, too. Although your house will eventually become your home, it can initially feel like you are living in a stranger’s house. Making your house feel like home will take time, but there are some easy, quick steps you can take as soon as you relocate to help your new house feel like it’s your own.

Make Kids and Pets Comfortable

Sometimes, life revolves around your kids and pets, so it makes sense to make them comfortable first. Prioritize setting up your kids’ bedrooms and play spaces first. Your kids will settle in faster once they have their belongings, pictures, and toys in their area. Keep pets happy by unpacking their familiar items from home, like their pet bed, toys, food bowl, and blankets.

Place Familiar Pieces

Everyone has a favorite decoration, painting, or photograph in their home. Start by unpacking your favorite familiar pieces and placing them around your house. The more you see everyday items in your new home, the sooner your space will reflect your personality and feel like home.

Return to Routine

Every family member will benefit from having your old routine back. The sooner you can settle into your old routine, the faster your new house will feel like home. Routine can be anything, from adhering to bath and bedtime for your kids to taking an evening stroll with your dog through your new neighborhood. Routine helps build comfort and will allow you to relax in your new space.

Prioritize Comfort

To feel at home, you need to be comfortable. As you are unpacking, prioritize bringing out comfort items first. Whether unpacking your favorite quilt to curl up on the sofa or unboxing your candle collection, having comfortable items around your home will make you feel good. Familiar textures, smells, and sights will help you settle into your new space faster.

Start Cooking

Ordering pizza on your first night in your new house is inevitable, but don’t continue the trend. The sooner you can start cooking in your new kitchen, the sooner your house will feel like home. Cooking your own meals inspires socialization in the heart of your home and helps you return to a routine that builds comfort.

Bring Your Personality

A new home is a blank canvas, perfect for adding personal touches. Introduce your personality to your new house so it feels like home. Adding your favorite paint color to the walls, quirky knickknacks around the house, or statement artwork can make your new dwelling feel like home. Introducing special touches to your space can help you make your house your own.

A Comfortable Household Move

A new home is an exciting opportunity to experience a new area and grow with new friends. A new house can initially feel awkward, but having your familiar items unpacked and in rotation can help you feel more at home. Use a professional mover to have your items in your hands sooner. Contact us today for a free moving quote so we can help you get back to your familiar, comfortable routine sooner.


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