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How to Settle Into Your New Home

Moving things from your old home to your new home is an exciting accomplishment, but it’s only half the battle. After moving in, you still have to unpack and arrange everything before you can settle in and enjoy your home. So, to make it feel seamless, we’ve gathered tips on how to settle into your new home.

Set up the Most Important Areas

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One tip to settle into your home quickly is to start with the most important areas. The kitchen and bathrooms are a great place to start since these rooms are easy to unpack and set up. It’s best to start with rooms that are easy to set up because that sense of accomplishment will motivate you to keep going. Next, set up your bedrooms. Begin with setting up the beds and putting away the clothes.

Make Sure Your Home is Safe and Secure

It’s important to make sure your home feels safe and secure. Do a safety check. Change out the locks to make sure no outsiders have access to your home. Make sure the window locks are functional as well. Don’t forget to change the batteries in the smoke detectors. If you have kids, check for any potential hazards and make sure everything is child-proof.

Do a Deep Cleaning

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Even though your new home may have been cleaned before moving in, it’s possible to track in some dirt during your move, especially in the fall. Streets tend to be filled with more fallen leaves and debris in the fall. 

For tips on moving in the fall, check out this post.  

Give your home a good sweep and then mop it up to give the floors a nice shine. Making sure your new home is pristine is an excellent way to start off. It helps set the right standard for your home and can give you that deeper sense of ownership and pride. It can also help you sink into a new level of gratitude and appreciation for your new home.

Create a To-Do List for Unpacking

Writing out a clear plan on how to unpack your home will make things feel less overwhelming. It helps break down unpacking into smaller steps so it feels more manageable. We recommend making a checklist for each room and then prioritize the rooms by importance. This will help you unpack in an order that’s most suitable for your needs. Another way to start is by making sure each box is in the room they belong in. If you created an inventory list, keep it handy as you unpack.

Get to Know the Community

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While you’re settling in, take the time to explore your community. Check out all the popular spots, restaurants, and shops. If you have children, exploring with them will also help them adjust to your new home. If there is a nearby park, schedule some playtime with your children shortly after moving in. Meeting your neighbors and finding ways to get involved in the community are also great ways to settle in.

Schedule Time for Relaxing

Since moving is such a huge task, it’s important to schedule in time to relax after your move. Take a few hours to do something you enjoy. Schedule a spa day or watch a movie. Taking time to recharge will help you settle into your new home stress-free. You may also consider planning a housewarming party once you’re settled in. This can give you something to look forward to and provide extra motivation to unpack and finish setting everything up.

Hire a White Glove Moving Company

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The quickest way to settle into your new home is to hire a full-service moving company like Megan’s Moving. Our white glove moving company has an expert staff that can handle everything from packing to unpacking. Our professionals know how to unpack your belongings safely and efficiently. Schedule a consultation with one of our moving experts today!

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