5 Ways to Fall in Love with Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming undertaking, no matter how excited you are.

Once you’re in your new place it might not feel like home right away. You might find yourself feeling exhausted by the upheaval, or frustrated that you can’t find anything, and it’s taking the shine out of your new home.

There are several tips and tricks you can use to fall in love with your new home:

1. Send out a change of address announcement

Like with baby and wedding announcements, moving to a new home is a big life event that deserves to be celebrated. There is also a practical element – making sure everyone is aware of your new address.

Hopefully, the calls and congratulations will help to instill a sense of pride and love for your new home. Many people have custom paintings commissioned of their homes which could be used for a card, or simply have a photographer take a family picture. No matter what you choose, moving to a new home is an important life milestone that deserves to be documented and celebrated.

2. Have a housewarming party (for both introverts and extroverts)

Of course, when you move into a new home the first thing you hear from friends, family and new neighbors is, “Let us know when you have a housewarming party!”

A housewarming party is a great way to show off your new home, to feel a sense of pride and christen the house as your own. It signifies the first of many new memories that will be made in the home, and can help you feel at ease in the space.

However, throwing a big party right after moving isn’t always someone’s ideal way of putting their stamp on the home, or it might be many months out due to unpacking or home projects. If you’re looking for a more introverted housewarming celebration, the answer is simple: treat yourself to a housewarming gift.

When you notice something – a chair, candle, piece of art, anything really – that you think would look good in your new space, go for it. Realistically, moving is expensive, and between buying a new home and paying for professional movers, you may not be feeling like spending more money – but a modest addition may be just what you need.

Feeling excited and happy about your first purchase for your new home can make a big difference in how you feel in your space. The right piece of art or furniture can really make you fall in love with your home, and feel excited about your future plans there.

Here are some of our best suggestions for unique housewarming gifts to help get you settled. You may want to share that article with your friends or in-laws – and maybe even casually highlight the section about volunteering for baby or pet sitting, or gifting a cleaning service for the new home.

3. Tackle small (and large) projects

When you move into a new home, there tends to be a little bit of an emotional downswing once the movers wave goodbye and you start settling in.

In those first few weeks while you’re unpacking, pick a project around your new home that you can get excited about.

A great way to turn a house into a home is to give it your own personal touch. This could mean painting a room, fixing a minor imperfection you notice once you move in or hang artwork on the wall.

All of those projects and tasks that put your own personal stamp on the home will help you feel the love for your new space!

4. Get packing services with your moving company

If you’re able to fit it into your budget, one of the best things you can do for your mental health when moving is to get professional packing services. Suddath even offers partial packing options, which allows you to get our help for only certain areas, while you DIY pack the rest.

Relieving yourself of the stress of packing means you have more time to focus on your family, friends and job without trying to squeeze in the burden of organizing an entire home move. Plus, with professional unpacking, it gives you a huge jumpstart on being fully settled into your home and ready for having friends, family and new neighbors over to your home.

The mental and physical load of packing and unpacking your home solo is a big one – so make sure you’re ready to take it on if you opt to DIY! When you factor in the time away from work and your mental health, many find the value of packing services completely worthwhile.

5. Meet the neighbors

For many, this is the scariest one of all – which is why we saved for last. Getting to know your neighbors will help you feel safe and like you’re part of a neighborhood and community.

The odds are that there are plenty of kind neighbors on your street who will welcome you in, and better yet, catch you up on all of the gossip. It is the fastest way to know what is going on in your area and have a group of people who are looking out for you from Day 1. Trade numbers for emergencies, and maybe one day you’ll be inviting them to join you on the front porch for tea.

One of the best ways you can fall in love with your new home is to make sure your move into it is as easy as possible! Suddath provides a high-quality move, with trained and background checked professionals who will protect your belongings and your property (so your new home to-do list isn’t any larger after move-in day) – giving you the peace of mind you deserve. 

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