How to settle in after your move

How to settle in after your move

Everyone knows that moving house can be stressful, but the end result is always worth it; a new home to make your own. Once you’re into your new place, it’s important to make it feel as homely as possible, so here are our tips for settling in after a move.

Prioritise your unpacking

All your boxes to unpack can be a daunting prospect. So, rather than think about unpacking as one big job, try breaking it down into small chunks. Prioritise the rooms you’ll need first, and start with them.

A good place to start is the living room, as it’s the often the comfiest and most homely room in the house. Once you’ve got your living room unpacked and set up how you want, you’ll immediately start to feel more at home.

Explore your new local area

Whether you’ve changed town completely or just moved a few roads over, getting to know your area is key to settling in.

What’s more, in the Cotswolds you’re never far from a good countryside walking route. So, get out and explore what’s nearby and start to fall in love with your new part of the world.

Put boxes out of sight

The main thing that stops a new house feeling like a home is unpacked boxes. Unpacking always takes a while, but if you know there are some boxes that you won’t get around to unpacking for a long time then try and put them somewhere out of the way.

It’s also helpful to make sure the boxes are put in the rooms they’re for. This organises the boxes into more manageable piles and ensures they’re ready to be unpacked when you get to them.

Give it a personal touch

Your new place won’t feel like it’s yours until you’ve put your mark on it and made it your own. But that doesn’t have to mean completely redecorating straight away. Just adding small personal touches can make a place feel like home.

If you’ve brought things like curtains and rugs with you, make sure you put these out straight away and unpack and display any framed photos to create that homely feel. It’s also a good idea to put up any art or wall hangings you have, to help you settle in and really make the place your own.

Though moving house and settling in can be hard, the team here at Cotswold Carriers are experts in moving. They’ll do all they can to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, so get in touch to discuss your move today.

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