Once you’ve said farewell to your movers and changed your address, it’s time to get settled into your new home! When all you can see in front of you is empty rooms filled with unpacked boxes, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin.
Here are five ways to enjoy the first week in your new home and decrease your stress along the way.
Decorate Your New Home
There’s no better way to make a house feel like a home than with cute decorations. The way you choose to decorate your space is up to you, whether you want something simple and minimal, or glamorous and edgy. One of the first steps is picking a color scheme and a few essential accent pieces. From there, you’ll have a foundation to build from as you build new memories in your new space. We suggest adding a few coffee table books, some art for your walls and some mirrors.
We are officially giving you full permission to skip cooking for a few days as you adjust to your new home! The first week in your new space after your move means you’ll be doing a lot of unpacking, learning about your new neighborhood, cleaning and so much more, in between other tasks of daily life. The last item of concern on your growing to-do list should be cooking, which often requires many different materials such as pots and pans, utensils, plates, cutlery and more.
Instead, treat yourself to some takeout for a few nights to nourish yourself while you get the rest of the house in order. This is also a great tool to start learning about the local takeout restaurants in your neighborhood. Check Yelp and ask neighbors where they recommend and enjoy the process of eating food from a different local spot each night. Before long, you’ll have a favorite local spot and a place to recommend to visitors!
Have an Indoor Picnic
It may take some time to have your kitchen and dining room set up the way you were used to in your old home, and the best way to handle the transition is to make it fun. An indoor picnic means you don’t need to worry about placemats or furniture, but instead you can simply lay out a blanket or tablecloth and enjoy your new space.
Grab your takeout from step two and enjoy your time of relaxation. This is great for children and adults alike, and a fun change of pace. Keep the television off and cell phones away for added family bonding.
Play Board Games
Once you’ve finished your picnic, keep the youthful vibes going with time spent playing your favorite board games. This serves as an easy form of entertainment, especially if your WiFi or television haven’t been set up yet in your new house. It’s the perfect way to calm down and unwind after the stress of planning and completing a move.
You also won’t need to go searching for batteries, outlets or other materials to set up your game; everything will all be in one place inside the board game box, so it’s only one quick item to take out of your moving boxes. We’d recommend “The Game of Life” to reflect on your recent life change and get excited for your future!
Plan a Housewarming Party
Once you’ve made a dent in your unpacking, hung some decorations, enjoyed plenty of indoor picnics with local takeout and played board games to your hearts content, you can begin planning your housewarming party. Any remaining energy you have left can be put towards this fun event to host old and new friends alike and show off your new space. Once you pick a date, you’ll have something to look forward to during your unpacking and organizing. You deserve to celebrate your hard work.
Remember, we offer packing and unpacking services to make you life easier. Contact us today to inquire – we wish you the best as you get settled and start to make memories in your new home!