Moving into a new home is an exciting experience. And to make it more exciting, we are giving you tips to get you ready so that your excitement won’t turn into disappointment.
When you arrive at your new home, there are probably things that would be challenging for you. Some may seem small but would significantly affect your home. For example, where you put your best vase and who will help you with chores.
Moving is not simple. It’s not instant. It takes a lot of work, from planning, cleaning down to designing. Moving into a new home is a big chore just divided into chunks.
1. Handle the Basics and Get an Inspection
Don’t base on your imagination. The picture you saw online may be far from reality. You should check the place personally.
When moving into a new home, there’s a possibility that repair and maintenance would come from you and not from your landlady. List out the things that need to be checked so that you won’t forget when you visit the place.
Have someone that could inspect with you. It’s always helpful to have a different opinion from someone you trust. You could bring your mother or anyone that had various experiences moving homes. That way, you can learn from their experiences.
2. Plan for chores
Your landlady would finally not handle cleaning responsibility when you eventually moved. Start thinking about whether you are okay with the lawn you are expected to clean. Check whether you might need a lawnmower, weed trimmer and if they have a sprinkler too.
Have a toolset ready. When you move to the house, you will need a toolset. When something minor breaks, you can quickly fix it yourself without paying for a fixing service.
You can also hire professional helpers to unload your things from your former home if you can afford it. This would help you bring your stuff without having to go back and forth to your old place yourself.
3. Furnish your Home with items that grow with you
Of course, when you move into your new home, move some things with you into your new castle. While this is sentimental and sweet, always consider if an item should go with you or does it need to go.
You can hold a garage sale for the things you cannot bring with you to your new home. The extra cash you would get could help you with the maintenance expenses.
Add your old paintings and furniture in a way that compliments the ambiance of your new home. Mix and match and play with your creativity. In this way, you can prevent your old items from looking as if it’s taking away the fun in your place.
Now the floor is an essential thing in a house. Imagine if your home does not have a decent floor? You deserve proper flooring, especially if you can afford it. You may decide that traditional rugs are not something you should consider, but then you’re wrong.
Replacing your carpet is not a simple job. And you are on a tight budget. Allot more time in looking for a rug that is in for you and affordable. Before you decide on a carpet, be sure to weigh the “cost” to you in both hassle and time.
Moving a carpet will take a lot of energy too. Move your furniture to fix things in place. Be sure to order your carpet before you move to a new home or move back your furniture in the area where you’ll put your mat.
Cover your furniture with mats or rugs so that it won’t have a scratch. Then you can easily lay down your traditional rugs and just move back your furniture to where you want to put them.
5. Lighting placements
Lighting gives off different effects depending on its color. If lights are placed in a proper spot, it will enhance your room along with your furniture.
Don’t you wonder why lights came from different colors and sizes? They are not only for design, but they have specific uses as well. We have a table lamp, floor lamp and ordinary bulbs that everybody needs.
Lights in every room should illuminate those sides meant to expose and create enough blind spots for the romantic or resting areas. The living room and the kitchen lighting need detailed planning. It is where most of the family gathers. It should be the most lively and welcoming part of your home.
6. Clean, Paint, Exterminate, Install
It’s always best that your environment is clean. You can clean your house the way you want. Whether you want to clean each room by schedule or clean everything at once when there is someone that would help you,
You can start by setting aside your furniture, wiping the cabinets, spraying your plants for pests, and covering your appliances so that the dusk won’t get inside them. And as you finish cleaning, you can paint your walls as well. Your walls are what envelopes your home. It deserves a bit of make-over from time to time.
There are different textures and textiles you can choose online or at the market. Consider their durability and pick according to your lifestyle.
Make sure your traditional rugs go in match with your curtains, pillow covers, and table covers. If you don’t have the same color, at least have them on the same theme or let them wear the colors near to each other.
8. DIY Decoration
Your home reflects your creativity. Therefore, put your personality into designing it because it is your talent and effort that you are showing off. You are free to create, photo gallery, book collection in containers that are not too pricey. You can recycle old papers and bottle containers and
What you would need last is a warm and fun housewarming party. It does not need to be significant. Simple is enough. Get this time as an opportunity for you to know your neighbors more.
You should explore the vicinity as well. So that if you catch something that does not go well with you, you can postpone your move-in, and you can look for a better place.