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7 Things to Do to Make Your New House Feel More Like Home on Your First Night There

Moving can be stressful, but it can also be exciting. It is the beginning of a new chapter in your life. New adventures, new people, and a new home to make your own. Even if you are excited, a new home always feels a bit strange for the first few weeks. We have some tips for making your new home feel comfortable faster.

Fill Your Closets. Many people start unpacking the boxes for the common rooms first. We suggest packing your closets first. This makes it more comfortable for you to get clothes and other personal items. If you are comfortable, everything else will feel better.

Set Out Familiar things. Unpack and surround yourself with familiar sights and sounds. Things like the cuckoo clock that makes sounds that feel like home. Family pictures are familiar sight that will make you feel home.

Unpack the Kids’ Rooms. It is important that the kids start feeling safe and comfortable as soon as possible. Focus on getting their rooms sorted out first so they can feel less weird when they have to go to bed. Being surrounded by their toys and things they know, will help them adjust.

Keep Family Routines. Just because you live in a new house and a new state does not mean you have to change all your routines. Keep your morning routines. Keep your family time routines and even simple things like where the keys go or who sits where in the family room.

Create a Familiar Atmosphere. Create your homey feel by playing the music you love and lighting candles that make your home smell like home. You will soon feel like nothing has changed.

Sleep comfortably. There is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed. Pack your bedding in boxes that are easy to find and make your beds. It will be much more comfortable and make you feel relaxed if you can sleep in your own bed.
First-night food – Don’t order take-out. Break in your new house by making a simple home cooked meal. It will fill the house with homey smells.

A new house will require some adjusting, but with these tips, your new house will feel like home in no time. To get more details and a quote form our Melbourne movers office contact fragileremovals.com.au/melbourne

8 Tips for Moving From State-To-State: How to Be Prepared for Your Big Move

Moving house is a big deal. Moving to a different state is even more so. We have compiled a few tips to make state-to-state moving a bit easier.

1. Documentation – Keep all important documents safe in a file with you. These documents include ID information, prescriptions, the moving company information and contact details, etc.

2. Weather – The weather in another state might be different from where you are moving from. Check weather reports the day before moving day so you can plan accordingly for hot or rainy weather.

3. Time – Removalist companies work on a schedule, but things often don’t go exactly as planned. Try not to over schedule the day. Try to stay flexible and patient.

4. Constant contact – It is important to stay in contact with the removalist company during the move. You can either have contact with the office that can track where the truck is or with the drivers themselves. Check the policy with the company. Always be available if they need to contact you.

5. Inspection – Do a last inspection of the house you are leaving to make sure everything has been packed and loaded. Also, check the truck to make sure everything is secure. Do the same again on the other side. As boxes and furniture are being unloaded, check that everything is good condition.

6. Costs – The more stuff you need to move the more you will pay. If there are things you can throw out or sell, do so. This will lower the cost of moving.

7. Forbidden items – There are certain items that removalist companies are not allowed to move. Make sure that these items are being moved by you or that it is disposed of. Valuables like jewelry and firearms will need to be moved by you. Flammable, corrosive, or explosive items must rather be disposed of.

8. Food – Avoid packing perishable foods when moving to another state. The chances are good that they will not come out the other side in a good condition. Rather donate them or eat them in the weeks before the move.

These tips should make moving a bit more planned and less stressful. For those moving to or from Brisbane or Perth check out our sister site that handles all moves to and from the city of Perth – fragileremovals.com.au/brisbane/