Making Your House a Home
When moving into your new home there will be a sense of excitement for what is to come and a sense of nostalgia for what you’ve left behind. There are sure to be many happy memories you leave behind at your old home and moving into your new house can feel a bit empty at first but making your new house a home is not as hard as it may at first seem. When I moved away from my childhood home (several states away) I was only 11 years old and my parents bought me a cat to help with the move. Now that I am moving again (not just a few states away but to the other side of the country!) I can’t exactly just buy another cat to make everything seem better… ok I could but that is a different topic… What I can do is start right away in making the new space my own. The first thing is to pick a room you will use often and will make you feel most at home and start there. This will probably be the living room or your bedroom. This will give you a space to retreat to for a little bit of relaxation after a long day of unpacking and organizing in the rest of the house. This will give a sense of stability and familiarity. After the furniture has been placed in the perfect spot (and then moved somewhere else and then moved back… come on ladies we all know we do this) you can start with the decorations. Hang some of your favorite art up on the walls. Set up the lamps for cozy light and put on display all the little trinkets and décor that made the move with you. At this point the house will have a real sense of familiarity while still having the excitement of being new. Now that everything is set up and has a place to be, it is time to put on the finishing touch. Make it smell like a home. Whether that means baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies for the wonderful aroma or lighting your favorite candle, you can guarantee the house will automatically feel homey and warm with a comforting aroma filling the air. Moving into your new home can seem like a daunting adventure but an adventure none the less. By making your new house a home you can feel comfortable and happy in your new setting while still getting to have the excitement of have a new house and new places to explore.