How you settle into your new house after relocation is something that most people do slowly but surely.
It is a big transition, moving all your stuff from one place to another, not to mention trying to unpack everything. So how do you settle into your new house?
Having a great removals company on board is probably one of the best things you can do to make your move easier – it can be challenging to try and move it all by yourself, and a man with a van can only take you so far. So we’ve put together some tips and tricks that you can use to help you settle into your new place more quickly.
The first thing is always to pack a separate box of essentials. A lot of people seem to pack everything in one go for their relocation, however even a removal company will tell you that it is vital to have things like your favourite shoes, your favourite clothes as well as other small toiletries and essentials in one place. This will help you to feel at home sooner and avoid the need to search through numerous boxes every time you need to find something.
The second thing is to get food that is able to last you for a week, without having to think about how and when to cook. If you aren’t already tired enough, thinking that you need to cook can make it even worse. So get a good stock of stuff to last you, until you can slowly unpack everything and make good use of it,
The third thing is to introduce yourself to your neighbours, if it’s a house, or to your flatmates if you are living in a flat where there are others. There is often nothing more important than knowing who your neighbours are, in case of any emergency or just for general camaraderie. Neighbours are vital, as they are often our first point of call when something goes wrong.
Strange as this may sound, don’t put everything away too neatly – leaving a few bits and pieces lying around will make your new property feel more ‘homely’ and help you settle in more quickly.
When the removal company helps you drop everything off, ask them to put all of your boxes in one area. The reason for this is that during a relocation, it is easier to have your unpacked items in one area so you can unpack a little at a time, rather than having the whole property in chaos.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to settle in straight away. Whenever something new occurs in your life, you have to take it easy. Some places may make you feel at home immediately and some places, may take longer.
Having a moving check list is also very beneficial because you end up following it and then checking stuff off from it. It definitely not only helps you move from one place to the other but it helps you unfold and unpack your new life, just the way it is meant to be!