Settling Into a New Home

Do you have a home move coming up? By the time you’ve settled contracts and necessary payments to start the moving process, chances are, you feel like you’ve already gone through a lot of stress, work, time, effort and investment. But this isn’t where your journey ends. You’re still going to have to pack your life up in boxes, get from A to B and really settle in. The good news is that this process shouldn’t take too long and once you’ve got everything checked off your to-do list, you’ll find that your efforts were more than worth it. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can take to settle into your new home as best possible!

Be Organised With Your Packing

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Packing is a long process and many of us can try to whittle things down by simply flinging anything in any old box to get it packed up and on its way. But chaotic packing inevitably leads to chaotic unpacking. You won’t be able to find what you need, when you need it once you’re in your new home. You may also find that things become broken or you may have to take on extra tasks of ironing or otherwise rectifying haphazardly packed items. Instead, use quality, sturdy boxes that won’t fall apart in the move, wrap fragile items, pack things in a logical order (one room at a time) and label boxes clearly. You’ll thank yourself on the other side.

Use a Removal Company

Another top tip is to use a professional removal company like SMARTBOX Solutions, Inc. Sure, packing everything up and doing multiple trips in your own vehicle, or a rented van, may seem like a good way to save money. But the stress will likely not be worth it. Instead, removal professionals can take care of everything, shifting appliances, furniture and boxes from one property to another with minimal hassle. They will, quite literally, lift a weight from your shoulders. The service is more than worth the investment.


Decorate your home before you move in, as it's easier to manage

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It’s a good idea to start redecorating your home as soon as your in it, before you’ve got your furniture in or unpacked your belongings. If your furniture and belongings do need to be moved in before you get a chance to decorate, make sure to cover as much as you can with covers that will prevent paint from being splashed on them. Patch test any colours you’re planning on using to see how they dry on the wall and look in the light of the room you’re decorating. You can use professional painter decorators to do the actual work if you aren’t a dab hand at painting yourself.

Putting Your Personal Touch On Things

You should do what you can to put your own, personal touch on your new home. This could be pictures, decorations, art or anything else. This will help you to settle in much more easily and quickly.

Hopefully, each of the suggestions outlined above should help you to settle into your new home as best possible. Give them a try and see how you get on!

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