So the big day has come and gone. You have successfully manoeuvred your way through the moving process, which probably means you’re sitting in your new home surrounded by cardboard boxes filled with your belongings. So where do you go from here? Have a look at our top four tips for figuring out what to do once you’ve moved into your new home.

Move each box into its designated room

This simple task can make everything seem a lot less overwhelming. Instead of having a pile of boxes in your living room that looming over you, take each one into its rightful space as soon as possible. Not only does this free up room, but it allows you to begin unpacking each area one by one, making it easier to know where you should start.

Find your way around the local area

This one isn’t strictly about moving into the home itself, but it’s a great way to get out of the house for a little while and acclimatise to your new neighbourhood. Go for a walk or a short drive and identify the shops, schools, parks and entertainment areas that are nearby. This will give you some familiarity when it comes to doing your day to day activities and help you to feel comfortable in your new neighbourhood.

Unpack the essentials first

What are the things that you can’t – or shouldn’t – spend a few days without? Chances are, you’ll need a few items of clothing, a toothbrush, toiletries, chargers for your electronics and bedding. Make sure you pack these into one box and unpack them first so that you aren’t running around looking for them last minute. When you have all the necessities accounted for, you can move on to organising the rooms themselves.

Do small things to make the space feel like home

Moving into a new house can bring with it an adjustment period while you get used to your new surroundings, so it’s important to make yourself feel as comfortable as possible. This could be something as big as organising your living room or bedroom as soon as you get into the house, cooking a meal in your new kitchen or simply decorating your surroundings with pot plants, photo frames or other homely items. While they might not seem like the most important tasks to do, they can help you love your home from the moment you move in.

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