Once you have all your belongings moved into your new home, there is still plenty of work to be done. Deciding how to arrange your furniture, where to store things you don’t use regularly, and finding a home for various items in the bathroom and kitchen are important decisions to make. In fact, many families try to tackle some of these decisions before moving into a new home so that they’re not scrambling to decide where everything belongs on move in day. Either way you approach it, your new house won’t truly feel like a home until everything is organized. With that in mind, here are five ways to tell that your new house is organized and ready to be lived in.
A Home Free of Clutter
One of the first and most telling signs that your new home is organized is that it is free of clutter and everything is put away in its right place. This means there are no moving boxes lingering in the living room or kitchen still waiting to be unpacked and there are no items strewn about countertops and tables that you still need to find a home for. Making sure you properly label your moving boxes can make this process run much more smoothly since you won’t have to open boxes to see what’s in them before moving them to the appropriate room. Try to give yourself time after your belongings arrive to get everything done so that your new home has a feeling of permanence and comfort.
Wall Hangings & Décor
A home doesn’t truly feel like your own until you have it decorated to your liking, which includes hanging pictures, art, and any other touches that help make it feel like home. Even a small decorative touch can help transform a room into a more homey living space that feels like it’s your own. If you have items in your current home that you plan to decorate your new home with, it can be helpful to consider where you’re going to put them upon moving in. Lighting is an important thing to consider as well since some rooms will receive more natural light than others and good lighting can make a room feel much warmer and lived in than a room that’s flooded with shadows. Take note of where the sun hits your home and how much light you can let in through windows and shades when considering appropriate spaces to add more light to.
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Your Yard & Patio Are Set Up
Organizing and decorating your new home doesn’t just mean the inside of your house. Outdoor spaces like yards, patios, and gardens also have to be set up before you’ll feel fully moved in. If there’s any landscaping you need to do after moving, try to tackle the job as early as possible. Nothing looks more dreary than a lifeless, unused yard, even from the inside of a house that is organized. The sooner you can get the outdoor areas of your house spruced up and ready for relaxing or hosting guests, the sooner it will feel like home.
You’re Prepared To Have Guests
Nothing says your new home is fully organized than if you feel comfortable having guests over. Many people like to have a housewarming party shortly after moving to welcome old friends and family, as well as to get to know some of your new neighbors. If you feel like your home is ready to host visitors, you’ve likely got everything put away and your new living space is starting to take shape.
The Pantry & Fridge Are Stocked
If you’re ready to have guests, you should also have a fully stocked pantry and fridge. Making a list of what you’re going to need on your initial grocery store trip is a good way to make sure you have all the bases covered. Additionally, having a few home cooked meals with friends and family can make the transition easier and speed up the process of acclimating to a new home. Having everything you need to provide snacks and meals goes a long way toward getting comfortable in the first days and weeks you spend in a new home.