Moving is an exciting time for everyone, especially if you are moving into a bigger, better home. Whether you have a family, a partner, or it’s just you, you can use this opportunity to completely transform your new house into your dream home. There is so much you can get done with ease before you have boxes to move in or furniture to move around.
Before You Move In
There is so much that you can do before you move in. Don’t wrestle with heavy furniture, and don’t bother with an enormous number of plastic sheets. Instead, get your walls and floors redone before you even move in. That way you can get the job done fast, and you can have everything ready to go by the time you unpack your first box. This is especially important if the interior of your new house shows the wear and tear that a family living in it would cause. This kind of wear can be seen in worn down carpets and in discolored walls.
Since you have this opportunity to completely transform the interior of your new home, go all out. There are many options for hardwood flooring, for instance, from real hardwood, to laminate, to even tile. Choose the flooring and walls that match your budget and personal style. The more uniform and cohesive the look of your home, the more it will naturally flow. This doesn’t mean using the same floor or paint color, it means making sure that all your choices match and complement one another.
Helping You Move
There are two things that you should do when you are moving. The first is to clear out all the unwanted items and clutter that you have been collecting in your home and either trashing it, recycling it, or donating it. If you bring all the junk that has been bringing you down until now with you to your new home, then you won’t have the fresh start you are craving.
The second step is to properly pack your items so that you can easily unpack and organize once you move. That way, you can organize your boxes via room, and then by importance. This will help you to easily find your bedding and the cooking utensils that you need so that you can support yourself while you unpack everything else. You should also use this time to mark any heavy boxes, so that you and the movers don’t strain yourselves.
Once you have everything packed up, use the best moving company in your area that will ensure your belongings get to your new home safely. This means ensuring that the movers have your items insured, that they have the proper equipment to move your belongings, and that they charge you fairly.
The first thing you should realize is that you might not keep all the furniture that you have brought with you. Your new home will have different dimensions and what fitted in your old living room might not fit in your new one. That is why you should be open to the possibility of buying new furniture to decorate your home.
Before you can worry about redecorating, however, you should first unpack your belongings. You won’t feel settled until you have the last box unpacked and put away, after all!
Decorating your new home is a fun endeavor that you can commit to for years to come, and the more patience you have, the more perfect and complete your home will feel. Don’t rush when it comes to decorating. Instead, follow this guide to pull each room together:
- Start with the Big Pieces
Your furniture set is what sets the entire mood for your whole room. It’s also the easiest portion of the room to decorate. You can find the furniture set that you love, and then add décor on top so that the room feels unified, unique, and comfortable.
- Add Extra Storage
Every room you own needs storage, because clutter is the fastest way to make a room feel overcrowded. You can have storage in the form of bookshelves, cupboards, and even hidden away in ottomans. Whatever storage solution you choose, add it. Having more storage is better than not having enough. You will be surprised at how many things you will accumulate throughout your stay at your new home.
The lighting you choose sets the mood for the room. Kitchens benefit from bright lights that make cooking easier, while living rooms and dining areas can benefit from more artistic lights that also act as decoration. Know the room, and ensure that the lights function properly.
- Small Decorations
These are the pieces that you shouldn’t rush into purchasing. The more patience you have, the more eclectic and unique your collection will be. Always keep an eye out for small figurines, rugs, blankets, and more. The more dedicated you are to add the finishing touches, the better the final product will be.
- Be Open to Redecoration!
Finally, remember that you change. Your interests change, your tastes will change, and your home should reflect this change. It’s okay to want to donate some decorations or furniture that you once loved to replace it with something else. To save you the most money, however, try to buy staple furniture pieces that suit any style, and then allow your personal style to come through in the smaller decorations that are easier to replace.
Your new house can be your dream home simply by putting in the effort. Start before you move by updating the interior, and then do a final spring clean before you move so that you have space to decorate the way you want to. Once you’re moved in, however, it’s time to finally start your lifelong decorating endeavor, because the perfect home is one that fits your style, interests, and showcases your history.