Congrats and welcome to your new home! We hope you are reading this in your newly set up bed and freshly cleaned sheets! Hopefully you had a good handle on your packing and getting out of your old place, that way you can start to relax and settle into your new paradise. You may have a few projects to get done, but your goal right now is to make your new place a home and we are here to help!
1. Read The Home Edit books
The Home Edit was founded by two women, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. Their books are here to help you get totally organized. They aren’t exactly geared toward a minimalist lifestyle, like most home organizers are. They want you to own whatever you want, but to make sure it is organized in your space. The best time to organize is when you have moved, that way you make sure you are only unpacking what you truly want in your new home. If you decide you no longer want it, keep it in the box and take it straight to your closest donation facility! The Home Edit also has a series on Netflix now. You get to see them organize celebrities’ homes, all while learning how to edit your life too. Happy binging!
2. Get some new soap
A fun way to start a new chapter of your life, is with a new scented hand soap. It gives you a fresh start, and then whenever you smell that scent in the future, it will remind you of this exciting moment of settling into your new place! Since it is 2020 and we are always working toward a more sustainable lifestyle, we recommend an ecofriendly glass hand soap bottle. Blueland is working toward a cleaner, safer, less toxic tomorrow, by helping to eliminate single-use plastic in the household cleaner market. Why not take that first step on your plastic elimination journey too? You’ll be glad you did.
3. Get a new doormat to greet you and guests upon arrival
Nothing says, “welcome home!” like a colorful, inviting, floral doormat! Your guests will love it when they come to check out your new place, but don’t forget it is also there to greet YOU, when you come home after a long day. Make sure you are allowing your new home to reflect who you are!
4. Wind down and relax
Moving can be extremely stressful. So now is a great time to practice that self-care everyone is talking about. It is important to give yourself some time to wind down and relax. An easy way to do that is with this well-made CBD vape kit. CBDfx’s vape kit is affordable, made in the USA, and is cruelty-free. It is also a great alternative to not smoking cigarettes in your new place. Also, if this isn’t your forever home, the vape kit is a great way to make sure you stick to that no-smoking lease agreement.
5. Send an announcement with your new address
Who doesn’t love to get mail?! No, not boring mail, like bills and ads, but actual snail-mail, mail. These cute and informative moving announcement cards from Shutterfly will let your friends and family know of your new address, that way they can send things to your new place! With the holidays coming up, this is a great time to send out an update. You don’t want to miss out on Aunt Suzie’s annual 3–page Holiday card!
“Home” means something different to everyone. Allow yourself the time and efforts of truly making your new place yours. If being at home for the past few months has taught us anything, it is that it is vital to love where you live. So stop treating your place like a semi-furnished hotel, and make it a space you are proud to live in.