PAINT YOUR WALLS

Paint is an affordable, high impact, easy way to warm up, and personalize a new home.

 

ADD FAMILY PHOTOS

 Prioritize placing family photos throughout— they will bring familiarity.

 

INSTALL NIGHT LIGHTS

Install night lights to help navigate your foreign space during the night.

 

LABEL WHAT IS WHERE

While getting used to where everything is, label the contents of drawers and cabinets with exterior sticky notes.

 

ESTABLISH NEW ROUTINES

Take advantage of this fresh start by establishing new, positive routines.

 

BRING ALONG YOUR HOME’S SMELL

Burn a familiar candle or cook a favorite dinner to rid your home of its foreign scent

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SETUP YOUR SERVICES

A home without internet and television is not only inconvenient, it’s also eerily quiet. A few weeks before moving, call your providers to set up an installation appointment.

 

WHERE YOU’RE ABLE, MAINTAIN NORMALCY

Moving creates unavoidable change. Try to maintain normalcy in areas that you’re able to control, to minimize the impact of change.

 

MAKE THE EFFORT TO COOK

Cooking will bring a familiar scent to your new home and it will help establish those daily, mundane routines that make a house a home.

 

HOUSEHOLD MOVES TYPICALLY INCLUDE ABOUT 6,500 POUNDS WORTH OF STUFF.

 

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