You’ve finally sold you old house and bought your dream home. What next? Now you have the process of settling into your new home and making it yours. It may take a bit of time to get everything sorted and organised in the way you want, but when it’s done, you’ll feel so much better. If you are feeling overwhelmed with it all, here are a few ideas of what you should do once you’ve moved into your new home.
Once you get the keys to your new house, clean everything. You don’t know what the cleaning habits of the previous residents were like, so it’s best that you clean before moving your things in. The skirting boards, door handles and door frames, light switches, oven extractor, windowsills, inside of drawers and cabinets, banisters, and behind the toilet are the most common places people forget to clean, so make those places a priority. Take plenty of cleaning supplies and your vacuum cleaner with you, and dust and disinfect everything thoroughly.
Once the local movers have dropped off your things, start unpacking straight away. Prioritise your bedroom, the kitchen, and the bathroom, since those are the rooms in the house you will use first. If you unpack sooner, you won’t have to worry about sifting through boxes to find your belongings weeks later. Unpacking your belongings and putting them away in their proper places will help you to settle in quicker and make your new home seem more familiar. If you labelled your boxes before you moved, separate those boxes and put them in the appropriate rooms to help you get organised. Just think of how great the house will look when you’ve unpacked.
Take a Break
After all that hard work, you deserve to take a break. Sit back and have a cuppa, and if you feel you need something a little stronger after a stressful day of moving and unpacking, you can buy some nice wine at nakedwinery.com. If you haven’t unpacked your furniture yet, grab some snacks and a blanket, and have a picnic on your living room floor.
Make Life Easier with Home Automation
Home automation can make your life simpler, so you can spend more time thinking about more important things. Installing a video doorbell will give your home some added security and will also mean you’ll receive notifications on your phone whenever people stop by, even when you’re away from home. Getting smart bulbs and a smart thermostat can also make your home eco-friendlier, as you can set lights to turn on and off automatically and you can set the thermostat to a reasonable temperature. All of these things can be controlled through an app on your phone, and if you get a virtual assistant, you can use voice commands to control them too.
Technology has been used to make many aspects of our lives easier, from automating the home to changing education and improving healthcare. There’s a plethora of information on the internet, if this is something you’d like to learn more about.
Personalise and Decorate
One of the best things about moving to a new home, is the opportunity to personalise it and make it homier. Once you’ve put everything away, you can focus on decorating. You will need to budget for redecorating as it isn’t cheap. You can pick out your favourite paint colours, furnishings and lighting fixtures that will complement the things your brought from your old home. If you paint each room a neutral colour, it will be easier to furnish it with any colour you choose. Remember, it’s easier to swap out curtains and cushion covers for different coloured ones than it is to repaint a room.
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