How to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

Moving requires a lot of planning and can be quite stressful. However, this work is balanced by the excitement that most of feel when we move into a new home. This house or condo may be one we have been dreaming of for sometime, so it is a real accomplishment to know that it will be yours for years to come.

However, a new home can also seem a bit off-putting at first. This can be particularly true if you have lived in one place for many years.

Here are three easy ways that you can help to make a new house feel like home faster:


There are certain necessities we all require, one being a good night’s sleep. Unless it’s late and you are absolutely exhausted from the move, do not sleep on the floor. We are all used to our beds, so sleeping it in as much as possible during those first few days in the new house provides an important sense of comfort and familiarity.

Bring Out Your Favourite Things

We all have certain things we love and cherish. They might include a favourite painting, a photograph, or a family heirloom. These all help to remind us of home and loved ones, so you can give your new place that same feeling by unpacking them and placing them on display.

Maintain Your Regular Routine

It can take awhile to get all of your things into the new house and plan where they will go. Otherwise, you should try and stick to your normal routine. Go swimming on Saturdays? Keep doing that. Always play cards with friends Sunday evening? Don’t cancel (in fact, invite them over!). Maintaining our everyday routine is a way of telling our mind
that everything is fine and on schedule. Work your unpacking
around your regularly scheduled activities.