HOW TO MAKE YOUR
NEW HOUSE FEEL LIKE A HOME
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
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.