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6 Major Ways to Set Your New Home Up for Success

Moving into a new home is a wonderful chance to start fresh. It’s important to take the time to set your new home up for success. We’ll be sharing six major ways you can do this so you can make the most out of your new home.

1) Plan Ahead

Be realistic in determining how much time you will need to fully unpack and organize your home. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get it all done in one day or weekend. If you can, you may even consider taking a few extra days off of work to get it done. If you have children, assign them moving tasks or get a babysitter to keep them preoccupied. The fewer distractions you have, the better.

For more tips for unpacking in your home, check out this post.

2) Start by Unpacking the Most Frequently Used Rooms

A man sitting on a kitchen counter going through a moving box while a woman sits on a chair checking her phone.

Before unpacking, it’s helpful to list out the order in which you plan to unpack. List them out in order of priority. An excellent place to start is by unpacking with the most frequently used areas of your home like the kitchen and bathrooms.

3) Establish A System of Keeping Things Organized Early On

You may be tempted to unpack things and put them away quickly so you can focus on settling in, but it’s worth taking the time to unpack intentionally. Organize as you unpack instead of waiting to get settled. The more you put off organizing, the less likely you’ll ever get around to it. Keeping things organized allows you to spend less time on maintenance and cleaning giving you more time to enjoy your new home.

A woman organizing her kitchen cabinet.

Consider investing in some organizational tools. For instance, removable shelves are great for keeping things organized and creating more space within your cabinets. Other great organizational tools include dividers, baskets, and boxes.

4) Identify What Hasn’t Been Successful in Your Previous Home.

Moving into a new home is a great time to evaluate what wasn’t working in your previous home. Identify all the old habits in your old home that aren’t serving you and your family and replace them with better ones. Did you have a cluttered entryway with shoes and miscellaneous items scattered? You could consider setting up a mudroom.

A mudroom area with a built in structure to hang and organize things.

Did you have a difficult time working from home because you didn’t have a clearly defined office space? Take some time to set aside a designated space and make it an inspiring place to work. Invest in a comfortable chair, work desk, and great lighting.

4) Set Up Your Home Around Your Goals and Desires

Take time to visualize how you would like to spend your time at home. Do you see yourself spending a lot of time cooking in the kitchen? If so, you’ll want to keep your kitchen as organized as possible. Do you plan to frequently have guests over to entertain? Keep this in mind as you determine your furniture layout.

5) Get Your Family on the Same Page

A family sitting together on a couch looking at a laptop.

Want your whole family to play a role in keeping the house clean and organized? Have a family meeting early on to set expectations. Create a list of chores and distribute the tasks amongst family members along with a schedule for executing them. 

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The best way to set up your home for success is by starting with an organized move. Although it might feel tedious, it’s worth it in the end. Already have too much on your plate? Consider hiring a white glove moving company like Megan’s Moving. We’ll keep the whole moving process organized from packing to unpacking. Your home will be set up for success in no time. Request a quote for your full-service move today!

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