If you’re moving long distance, you might be worried that you’ll feel removed from your friends or familiar spaces. Finding ways to make your new house feel more like it’s your home can help make your transition easier. The state to state movers at Priority know that, especially for moves that take you across the country or out of state, it’s important to find ways to feel comfortable and familiar, fast! We’ve gathered our best tips and tricks for you here.
1. Dedicate time for unpacking. If you can, reserve your first few days in your new home for unpacking, organizing, and settling in. Nothing feels less like home than struggling to find your daily needs or being surrounded by cardboard boxes! Experienced state to state movers like Priority can also provide you with unpacking services, including removal of packing materials and boxes. If you’re not utilizing unpacking services, you can recycle your boxes or give them away to get them out of your home.
2. Prioritize your immediate needs. Focus first on unpacking the spaces you’ll use most frequently: probably the bedroom, the bathroom, and the kitchen. Get your bedroom furniture set the way you want it to be, get your favorite blankets onto your bed, and already the space will feel more like yours. Focusing on these few spaces helps give you a sense of being at home while you are still working on the rest of your house.
3. Find the right way to organize in your new space. The state to state movers at Priority know that settling into a new house can be hard because in the beginning, you might not be sure of the best ways to store items or organize closets and cabinets. Focus on the ways you use the space: in the kitchen, what dishes need to be in the cabinets closest to where you wash dishes? In the bathroom, where is the most convenient place for the toiletries you’ll use every day? Let your use of the space guide you on how best to arrange the items in it.
4. Make a social space. For some folks, the kitchen will be a natural gathering area, so you’ll want to get your kitchen table set up quickly. For others, a family room or living room will be a space for everyone to gather. Whatever room you’re most likely to use, get your furniture and electronics set up, and then fill it with your movies, games, décor, and other items that make it feel like yours.
Once you’ve had a chance to focus on making the space feel like yours, it’s time for the ultimate test of making a house your home: invite guests over. Whether it’s new acquaintances from your job, neighbors you’d like to know better, or friends you’ve already made in your new town, find an excuse for a dinner together, a game night, or a housewarming party. Sharing your space with friends will help you feel truly at home.
Priority’s teams of experienced packers and movers can help make your next move stress-free. For more information on how the state to state movers at Priority can get you where you need to go, contact us today for your free quote.