5 Easy Ways To Quickly Make Your New House Feel Like Home2/3/2021
If you're feeling miserable after moving into your new home, you're not alone. Research suggests that the fear of the unknown and not being close to friends or loved ones prompts people to spend more time alone, thus lowering levels of happiness. Studies also indicate that movers report more unhappy days than those who stay put. While this sounds all gloom and doom, it is possible to get over the change hump by making your new house feel like home! Acropolis Development explains how.
Incorporate Old With New
Incorporating old furnishings and decor from your old home into your new abode is an easy way to achieve instantaneous comfort. Don't be afraid to mix up styles and come up with new ways to use a piece — perhaps that chest of drawers no longer fits in your new bedroom, but works as a repurposed console elsewhere. Keep only what you love, but repurpose if you can't afford a big ticket item such as a new sofa.
And there’s something lovely - and highly affordable - about vintage used furniture for creating that vital at-home feel. Be sure to find your new local ReStore and hunt for that perfectly lived-in piece that will help you connect and relax in your new space!
Still not sure how to blend old and new styles seamlessly? Consider searching for professional architecture design services online. These services offer virtual staging, interior design, and other home projects that can help you envision what you want the interior of your home to look like.
Get A Professional Deep Clean
Nothing is more unsettling than moving into a dingy home, so get a professional deep clean before moving in. These experts are masters at time-consuming tasks such as cleaning the baseboards and grout between tiles, making windows look as good as new and steam cleaning the carpets. If you want to tackle this job yourself, don't neglect the fridge and stove (breeding grounds for bacteria), cabinets, counters, sinks, tub/shower, toilet, walls and floors.
Purify The Air
Clean, fresh-feeling air is just as important as a clean house, so invest in an electrostatic air filter to remove pollen, dust mites, mold, bacteria and other indoor air pollutants from your living space. This device charges particles in the air so that they become attracted to the metal in the filter (much like a magnet), while polyester or cotton paper compiles the small particles from the air.
Help Your Pets Get Settled
Cats and dogs can have a hard time with change, too, so in order to help you feel more settled, help your furry friend do the same. Quickly set up a section in your home with your pet's bowls, toys, bed and litter box, so they get the message that they're at home. Maintain their normal routine — such as feeding and walk times — and give them plenty of attention via playtime to counteract anxiety and tucker them out.
Christen The Kitchen With A Home-Cooked Meal
Nothing is more comforting than a home cooked meal with your family, so ditch the delivery and whip up an easy, yet delicious dish in your new kitchen. Soups, stews, casseroles, pasta and stir-fry are all options that take little time to prepare and can feed a crowd. Take your time enjoying a leisurely dinner around the table — not on the couch or floor — and enhance the experience with candles and upbeat music. It's a great opportunity to decompress while making the first positive memory in your new home.
In order to truly feel settled, don't waste any time getting to know your neighbors. While you'll always want to maintain a support system of good friends and family members, the reality is, it's your neighbors that you'll be seeing on a regular basis. Consider hosting a small social gathering once you're settled. Have fun exploring your new neighborhood and sourcing new places to shop, eat, and stay active. Establish a comforting routine that incorporates things you enjoy such as hitting the gym, taking your dog to the park and hitting up the local farmers market. The sooner you have a normal rhythm in your life, the better you'll feel.
To learn more about our properties and property management services, visit Acropolis Development or call us at (315) 396-0493.
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Written By: Mark Simons