Once you pack and move, it can seem easier to finally settle in to a new home.
Settling in to a new home isn’t all sunshine and roses, but it is a lot easier than the actual move.
Once you get the keys to your new home, remember to do 4 things:
- Set up new utilities.
- Change your address with the post office, subscriptions, bank, credit cards, and other services.
- Clean your new home – especially the kitchen and bathroom. Try to clean the floors, too, before you move and situate all your heavy furniture.
- Ask the Lord to bless your home.
After the basics are established in your new home, you can start the work of unpacking and settling in. Keep in mind that you’ll probably move things around. Keep resituating everything until you find the right spot.
As you’re getting used to your new home, make a list of things you’d like – and need, whether it’s extension cords, an accent chair, or new curtain rods or wall art. As you make your list, decide what you need right away and what can wait until later.
Hold off on hanging anything on the walls until you get settled in and know exactly where everything should go.
Meet your new neighbors, if possible. If you see your new neighbors when you’re coming and going, make a point to introduce yourself and say hello.
If you’re overwhelmed by the boxes, unpack just one or two – and put the belongings away – each day. Before you know it, you’ll reach the end of your pile of boxes and you’ll be all settled in your new home.
What do you typically do to settle in to a new home?
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