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5 Tricks to Make a New House Feel Instantly Like Home

It’s great to move into a new house or flat but it’s also a little strange in the first few weeks. The house is still not a home – it feels strange and different, and the lack of old familiar sights can make you feel anxious. After time, and as you set up all of your belongings and spend time celebrating events and living daily life in the house, it becomes like home. But you can do some things more quickly to feel happier and more settled.

1. Get Your Wardrobe Sorted

It is common for families to start unpacking things like kitchen stuff first but you’ll instantly feel more settled if all your clothes are where you expect them in your wardrobe and chest of drawers. Considering that you will probably have to start right back into “normal” life as soon as you move in, it’s much less stressful to open the wardrobe and see all your favourite clothes hanging neatly and not have to root through suitcases and boxes to find what you are looking for.

2. Focus on the Children’s Rooms

Kids often have a hard time in a move and can feel more unsettled than adults. Spend time sorting out the kids’ rooms first; putting out familiar, much-loved toys, decorating with new curtains, and making the space feel personal and cosy. If the rest of the house is a mess, the children can at least feel better with their own space to play in.

3. Unpack Art

You may not know exactly where you are going to place pictures, paintings and sculpture but you can unpack it and lean it up against the wall, or on top of dressers, so you enjoy your treasured possessions while you decide where you want them to be.

4. Set up the Same Spaces

If you always used to hang your keys on hooks beside the door, install a rack of hooks as soon as possible. If your shoes were always in a shoe rack, place the shoe rack as soon as you move in. It helps make life less stressful if familiar routines can still be followed, says http://www.advanced-removals.co.uk.

5. Install Familiar Comforters

If you love candles, make sure there are plenty in boxes that are easily unpacked as you get into the new place. If you like to listen to music, pack iPod speakers in your “hand luggage”. Make sure your favourite coffee is in the essentials box. When you can easily access these favourite things your new house will begin to feel much more like a new home.

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