Avoid The Post-Moving Blues!
Everyone knows how exciting it can be when you move into a new house. It might be one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do but that usually offset but just how excited you are to enjoy your new home. There’s nothing like the feeling of potential that comes with having a totally new space that you can put your own personal stamp on and turn into somewhere that really feels like home. The only problem is that there’s one thing that tends to happen to just about everyone once that initial excitement wears off: the post-moving blues. You’ve almost certainly experienced this, even if you couldn’t quite put your finger on it. The adrenaline from the move wears off, and you suddenly find yourself in an unfamiliar place with your entire life packed away in boxes. It’s enough to make anyone feel a little deflated, and that can lead to losing a lot of that positive energy that you had towards your new house. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to stop that happening. Here are three simple ways to avoid the post-moving blues.
This is probably the most important thing that you can do to stop yourself feeling down after you’re all moved in. There are few things less comfortable than sitting down in a new place that has no real personality to speak of while surrounded by dozens of boxes. It can make you feel unsettled, and a little stressed. Make sure that you get everything unpacked as quickly as you can. There are some moving companies who will assist with that but at the very least having someone else do the heavy lifting for you leaves you with a lot more energy to do the unpacking. Once your new place has your stuff in it, it’s going to start feeling a little more like home.
Give it some personality
One of the best things about a new house is that it’s often a totally blank canvas upon which to put your own personal mark. Of course what often happens is that you end up with no idea where to start or how to turn this canvas into something that feels like home. The best thing to do is to start thinking about how you’re going to make it unique. Cover the walls in art and photographs. The sooner you can fill it with things that say something about who you are, the sooner you’ll be able to feel like it has some personality of its own.
Don’t skip the little things
When you first move in, it’s tempting to only focus on the big jobs like the furniture and the appliances. This should probably take priority, sure, but that doesn’t mean that you should neglect the little details too. Things like your collections of books and music, little knick knacks, and anything else that gives that little extra bit of flavor to your house is just as important. Those are the things that take a house from looking like a showroom to being a fully fledged home.