Humble Beginnings: On Settling Into Your New Home

Posted on Mar 29 2017 - 10:59pm by Candy Visser

Settling Into a New HouseThere can be a feeling of strangeness when moving to new a house. The sense of unfamiliarity may lead to uncertainty, which will only abate with time as you become accustomed to your new home.

Here are six things to do to get comfortable in your new home:

Get Everything Fixed

Check all major appliances such as dishwashers, stoves and refrigerators to make sure they were not damaged during the move. If an appliance isn’t working, call for service immediately.

Fix Utilities

It is also important to set up the utilities, especially electricity. Hines Electrical & Security suggests new homeowners contact a professional who specialises in general electrical repairs or rewires for new homes.

Clean the Entire House

Making sure that your house is worthy to be called a home, it may be a good idea to pest-proof your home to avoid unwarranted termite attacks. After this, embark on a rigorous clean. Cleaning is a therapeutic activity. One way to get rid of the sense of unfamiliarity in your new house is to clean all the corners. Mundane tasks such as sweeping the floor or scrubbing the walls will make you feel more in possession of every part of your new home.

Talk to Your Neighbours

Introduce yourself to the residents next door and let them know you’re going to be there for a while. Befriending the neighbours creates an amicable atmosphere while giving them an opportunity to get to know you.

Visit the Local Market

For your convenience, visit the local market and treat yourself to luxury items as well as buying the basics. It’ll make you feel great about your new locale. Visiting the local market is another way of familiarising yourself with the neighbourhood, too.

Have a Good Night’s Rest

Do you ever feel uneasy while sleeping in another person’s home? This might be the case for the first few nights in your new house but just make sure to get comfortable and ease into that state of comfort.

Moving into a new house can be a tough experience, especially when a new environment brings you out of your comfort zone. Though a new home can be daunting at first – do these six things, and you’ll be cosy in no time.