Moving into your new home is surely exciting. It makes you think about the promises that await you once you get to see the bare space. You start planning the design of the space. You start plotting which goes where. You start to dream again. While moving into a new home can be hopeful, it can even be stressful, especially when you are starting to do the work. At times, you may even be frustrated—contrary to what you are supposed to feel. Do not punish yourself for that. It is normal. You may have the impression that you are supposed to settle into your new home, but instead, you feel that it is not happening. Trust the process.
The challenge is there, so you just have to be up for it. Nevertheless, you will soon find yourself overcoming these challenges and start settling already. Whether you are moving into a dainty townhouse in New Manila or into a condominium for sale at Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan in Cebu, here are some of the things you need to keep in mind if you want to settle.
Organizing your home should be the first thing that you keep in mind. If your things are unpacked and messy, you and your family will easily get stressed. That is not the goal, so what you should do as soon as you get to your home new home is to unpack all the essentials—the things that you will need in the coming days. These include the cookware, the clothes, the toiletries, and other items that will make moving around much easier than expected.
Make your bed ASAP
You need to rest, as things are stressful, and stress may take a toll on your health. A few days before you move in, you may want to have your bed, mattresses, and pillows sent in advance. That way, you can easily take some rest at the end of every work day. Moving in may also mean that you get to change your beddings, so you may take this opportunity to get new pillows and mattresses. If you are well rested, settling in may be much easier.
Do not box yourself within your new home. You may be obsessing to finish everything, but keep in mind that it will not be possible. In your first week, you should go out and look around at your neighborhood. Familiarize yourself with the landmarks, parks, and shops, as you will be going to these places frequently. Take the chance to plan your commute, too.
Form a habit or a routine
A person becomes comfortable at a place when they already have a habit or a routine. Forming a new routine may be difficult, but as soon as you have started it, you will feel much more secure and comfortable at home.
Moving into a new home may feel challenging, but you can always find time to settle into your new place. With the support of each other, you and your family can get past the challenges.