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Settling into a New Neighborhood: Tips for Making Your New House Feel Like Home 

Moving home can be an overwhelming but exciting start to a new chapter. Ensuring your new home is as comfortable as your last can be a challenge. This blog will provide you with some tips on how to settle comfortably in your new home!  

  1. Unpacking  

The first thing you need to cross off your to-do list after moving to a new place is unpacking. Make sure to have all your boxes labelled with either the contents or the room it belongs to make your new start in your new home as easy as possible. Start unpacking the essential items first, then the rest in regular but small sessions, rather than facing all boxes at once! 

  1. Self-storage 

Have items that you want to keep but don’t have enough space in your new home? Put them in storage! 

Self-storage allows you to keep a hold of your items, without compromising on your living space. This will allow you to keep your home clean, tidy and clutter-free, whilst having the flexibility to retrieve items whenever you need them! Check out your local storage options here.

  1. Customise your space 

Placing decorations and furniture that reflect your personality and style is vital when making your house feel like home. Photos, artwork, and sentimental items that remind you of your family and friends; will make your new home feel more familiar. Create a warmer and welcoming ambience to your home by using soft lighting, scented candles, houseplants and comfy blankets.  

  1. Connecting with your local community  

Building a fresh social circle and meeting new people can feel intimidating. But it all starts from simple actions, like just waving or saying hi when you walk past your neighbours. There are many other ways to get to know your local community, like volunteering and attending markets and festivals. Step out of your comfort zone and you might meet your best friend in the area!  

  1. Exploring your surroundings  

Go for a stroll around your neighbourhood and familiarise yourself with the local businesses. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets are some things to look out for. Build relationships with local business owners and get recommendations from them – you might find your go-to spot for a weekend brunch!  

  1. Creating comfort and routine  

Creating habits and routines will help you feel more settled and create a sense of belonging. Whether it’s going out for a morning coffee, evening run, or weekend drinks at your local pub – routines help you feel more grounded and in the right place.  

Settling into a new home and neighborhood can be a process filled with mixed emotions. Unpacking strategically, personalising your living space, building connections and establishing routines can help you ease into your new environment.

Need help with your move? Lots of storage services can help you with removals too. For example, LOVESPACE offer Removals to most UK addresses.

Enjoy the start of your new and exciting chapter, and we hope these tips will help you make your house feel like a true home!