It is a truth universally acknowledged that moving home is among the most stressful experiences that a person can go through in life. There are a lot of pressures that are connected to the process of relocating from one place to another, both in terms of managing the logistics, the physical strain of the project and the emotional states that one is subjected to.
So, once you have finally arrived at your new place, it is time for you to relax and try to take the most out of the big change in life that you have experienced. The problem is that there are still things to do in order to count your removal as complete. Here is how you can achieve that in the fastest manner possible and up to the most desirable results.
Unpacking is an essential item on the agenda
Even though getting everything out of the boxes and bags that you’ve packed it in would be of a great priority for you, remember that rushing into finishing the whole job at once is not recommended. Work a room at a time instead, and move on to the next one only when you are done with the one you are currently working in. For the first several days it is completely normal to live off the “essentials bag” that you have prepared in advance, which should contain:
- Some food and cutlery
- Other items you might need immediately
Since it is highly likely that you will need the most time for the kitchen, it might be a good idea to start off there. Then move on to the bathroom, bedroom and the living room.
Putting your furniture back together
Another strenuous task that you will be required to complete in due time is reassembling your furniture. With the manufacturer’s manual and the right tools at hand, this should not be a problem. However, if at any moment you feel like you are not up to it, e.g. you do not have the time, energy, confidence or skills to tackle it without help, there is no shame in looking for a professional-grade furniture assembly service in London to get some help. Check with the man and van contractor you’ve hired for the move first and see if they can offer you such assistance.
Making the place your own
Now that your boxes are unpacked and your furniture is back together, it would not be a bad idea to start decorating the rooms of your new home, thus making it cosier and more appealing to yourself. Put up pictures and art, decoration, travel mementos etc. Remember that your house or apartment should reflect your personality and tastes and it is up to you to make it so.
Inviting friends over
Throwing a housewarming party is another great idea to help you settle down and at the same time forget about the stress and strain of the past several weeks. It need not be a big bash – a dinner party and pleasant conversation with the people closest to you should do the trick.