While you may be super excited to move into your new home, it always feels strange for the first couple of weeks. When you have Christmas there, celebrate someone’s birthday, or even plant your first garden, the new feeling will start to wear off and you’ll soon feel as if you’ve been living in your new home forever. Nevertheless, most people don’t want to wait to celebrate a milestone to start nesting in their own homes.
Whether you’re moving into a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or a townhouse, there are things that you can do, such as making sure your cooling system and thermostat are working properly and decorating so that the house feels like your own that can help you settle in and be nesting sooner than you might think. In this article, you’ll find some tips to help your nest in your home in no time at all.
Have your air conditioner unit inspected right away.
The first week you’re in your home is going to be busy with everything from unpacking and organizing to trying to get to know your neighborhood. However, as a new homeowner, one of the first things you should take the time to do is determine if your cooling system isn’t working as it should, or if it’s just fine. The last thing you want is to move into your new home only to find that it has a faulty thermostat or that the air conditioner only blows hot air.
You’re never going to feel comfortable in a home that is sweltering and hotter than it is outside. Contact a reputable air conditioner technician to ensure that everything from the refrigerant to the compressor is functional and ready to keep you cool and comfy in your first home.
Surround yourself with familiar things.
While most decorating tips for new homeowners include changing up your furniture and going with a new interior design option, it’s best to surround yourself with things that you’re familiar with, at least in the beginning. Whether it’s rugs in the living room that you had in your old home, or a favorite blanket draped over the back of the couch for those chilly fall evenings, surrounding yourself with familiar items can help you feel at home faster than anything else can.
Bring out all your favorite things.
If you’re looking for more instant coziness than what’s listed above, try pulling out a few of your favorite things. Lighting a candle with a scent that you love or putting on music that you like can help you get cozy and comfortable in no time at all in your new house. Take it a step further and bring out your favorite bedding and pillows on that first night. Crawling between your favorite sheets and down comforter is a great way to start feeling at home in your new surroundings. Your favorite things can be as simple as a pair of cozy socks or a book that you love gracing the coffee table. The choice is yours as to what makes you feel like you belong in the home you just moved into.
You’re never going to truly feel at home if you’re living in a sea of unpacked boxes. The faster you get things unpacked, organized, and those empty boxes out in the trash dump, the better you’re going to feel, so unpack pronto when you move into a new place for the best results.
These are just a few tips for making your new home comfy and cozy as soon as you move in. Nesting in a home is normal, and you want to start doing it as soon as you can after the big move.