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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following a fun-filled day of moving, your true friends and family ecstatically depart, leaving you exhausted among a minefield of boxes and furniture. As the reality of being a new homeowner sets in, the uncomfortable feeling of not truly feeling at home has the ability to inject unnecessary stress into your life. Using this unsettling feeling as fuel, take on our guide to properly settling into your new home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4097″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Rip The Band-Aid Off

Similar to any project or process, it’s almost always best to get the undesirable part out of the way as quickly as possible. If you allow your belongings to remain packed, or out of sorts, for too long, you will begin to feel as if you are living in temporary storage facility.

Additionally, every second of procrastination feeds the veil of burden enveloping your daily life. We promise the initial pain will quickly subside and settling into your new home will seem a far less daunting task.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4098″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

One Project At A Time

Keeping with the theme of unpacking and organizing, it’s how you approach the situation that determines its success. Rather than attempting to take on 8 projects at once, only to feel as if there is more clutter than before, focus on one thing at a time. For example, we talk to many homebuyers who are adamant about ALWAYS starting with the kitchen.

Regardless of which room or project you decide to take on first, just make sure to work systematically from project to project. Progress comes with focus.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4099″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Make It Official

A recent study, conducted by real scientists, concluded that after 5 minutes of no Internet exposure, humans lose their ability to remain sane.

All fake studies aside, it is essential to have all utility, Internet, and cable services transferred to your new home. We recommend scheduling these transfers up weeks before the big move, as it can take week for a slot to free up in their schedule.

It is also essential to officially change your address through the USPS. Easily done online, you will have your unwanted bills flowing back to you in no time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4100″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]


A major factor in feeling settled in your new home comes not with your home itself, but with the neighborhood in which you reside.

Take a much needed break from the unpacking and go explore your neighborhood. Even if you are too shy to initiate an introduction with your neighbors, try out nearby restaurants, discover a favorite walking path, and discover which neighborhood dogs are friendly – and which ones are not.

Your neighborhood is simply an extension of your home, so make it a major goal of yours to properly familiarize yourself with it. Once you feel comfortable, become involved in neighborhood happenings and projects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][/vc_column][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4107″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][/vc_column][vc_column_text]

Develop A New Tradition

In order to avoid the ‘temporary housing’ feeling, develop a new family tradition. Unique to your new home, this tradition will give your new home its own identity. We view this act as the keystone to truly feeling home in your new home.

Settling into your new home is as much a process as it is a destination. Embrace each moment and find your new happy place.