Buying a new home can come with mixed feelings of excitement and relief. Yet moving isn’t always the easiest thing to do no matter what the circumstance. Finding furniture, putting things in order and décor, planning how to use your energy – before you know it, there are many things to tackle, not to mention actually getting around to remodeling and unpacking. It may seem like a daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to get you underway.
Pack essential items before the move
Luckily you can do some easily this from home. Open and close and organize your fridge with important things turned to the front. Pack some days’ worth of dry goods like cereal, cookies, and crackers to avoid them going to waste in an empty kitchen.
Locate the nearest grocery store
Find the nearest grocery store to your new location and find the bus routes or car rentals to get there. No need for a funky commute!
Find a place to stay
If you’ve got the cash to grab a hotel for the first few days or even pay for an entire month, that’s an easy way to get some spoiling.
To ease the process get to know the neighbours
For most people, the down-time at the end of each day is at the forefront of their minds. That’s when you strike up an honest conversation with the neighbours. They’re on your side, rooting for you, and may give you some gems too.
Weigh the pros and cons of moving to the suburbs
Positives could be more space for the family, a lower cost of living, or a larger yard for the kids – but living in the suburbs could also mean driving more and requiring a car.
Invest in a plant for the new environment
Planting something new in your new home will signal you’ve arrived. Plant something bold like a purple hyacinth to draw a welcoming sense to your new dwelling.
Call the electrician for your first project
You know the old adage about an ounce of prevention- well, never have a breaker flipping event in your new pad. Get in contact with the electrician for a house call to map-out all the electronic elements, outlets, and wiring so you won’t feel like Dr. Scott Goodloe does in the upper Level Garage scene of The Hangover.
Start a plant collection for your porch
If your new home has a covered porch, chances are good it has a dirt hole that could house the most adorable plants around.
Clear the air with essential oils
Got a clogged up nose, tight chest, and excess gas because of the change of surroundings? Breathing in some peppermint and lavender could cure you in a jiffy.
Since you moved in, now go work in your new porch
Even in a city full of big windows, yards, and green space, when all you want to do is relax for half an hour, find the right spot in your new home. The porch is the perfect place for a shady refuge, especially as the temperature drops.
At first it might seem like unpacking and starting the turnaround process of your new home is …