So you’ve moved into a new apartment or a new house. It can be emotional and difficult, especially if it doesn’t feel like home yet. It always takes a while for every new place to feel like home. Of course, to make that happen, you have to put a piece of yourself on how you decorate the space.
Your home is supposed to be a place where you can be yourself and can express yourself freely through your interior. So here are practical suggestions that might help you do that.
Organize as you unpack
This will save you more time and make you finish earlier than expected. As you carry out moving boxes, place them in the room they belong in. Start in the bedroom by unpacking items into closets and other storage areas or containers.
In the kitchen, start by putting up into cabinets and the refrigerator consumable products. Then proceed with the glasses, silverware, and cookware. For things that you won’t be using frequently, put them somewhere you don’t reach out a lot.
Arrange the cooking area. This includes your stovetop, oven, and microwave. You also don’t want to leave where you place store mixers, food processors, and other kitchen appliances. Organizing as soon as you unpack will make you happy as soon as you’re finished.
Keep your place clean
Obviously, it is quite challenging to be perfectly comfortable in a place that’s dusty, dirty, and full of clutter everywhere. To feel comfortable, keep every room clean. Your physical space is an expression of the way you’re feeling inside. You don’t want to breathe in dust and trip on some cluttered stuff on the floor.
Besides, cleaning and organizing are supposed to be relaxing and relieving activities. Even if you haven’t unpacked everything, at least your surroundings are clean and comfortable, and that should be enough for the time being. You can always make time for everything else.
Add furniture and accessories
Most people get rid of a lot of things from their old house or apartment. It saves you money and free space in your new place if you purge before moving.
But of course, you don’t want the house to feel empty. You can search the internet for interior trends and ideas that will suit your personal style if you’re not fully satisfied with what you’ve currently done. Of course, don’t forget that comfort comes first. You may find many pretty things, but it can be a waste of space and money.
If you’re still unsure what to put up and where to place things, you can hire an interior professional. Interior decorators can help you create the home that you’re always wanted.
Expose things that remind you of your childhood
Many people will always define their childhood home in their hometown as their proper home. It’s usually the first place where you get to experience security and comfort. Now that you’re living alone, you can always create your own home to be a reminder of your happy childhood memories.
It might be a piece of kiddie art or a book. Maybe it can be a jewelry box that looks like the one you always had in your childhood bedroom. It can be a framed piece of landscape photography of the city you grew up in. These are only examples that can somehow comfort you at this time of moving into a new home.
Don’t rush it
Understandably, you want your new home to feel like home, but you have to understand that these things take time. You just made a big decision to move houses, don’t stress yourself out for making things settled immediately.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Moving is undoubtedly exhausting and sometimes mentally draining. Take a break whenever you need it and try to have fun with it. As long as you have the basic stuff unpacked and organized, there is time for the rest of your stuff, especially if you don’t use it very often.
When you already have your entertainment center up, put on a movie or a TV show to keep you comfortable and distracted from the stress of moving.
Moving is exciting and scary at the same time. But it’s frightening in a good way. There might come a moment where you miss what you’ve left behind. That’s completely normal, and it doesn’t mean that you won’t love living in your new place in a new city. The experience promises a lot of things; you only have to give them time to become memorable.