If you’ve just moved to a new house, it’s natural for it to take some time for you to settle in and feel like it is home.

Finding a new house for you and your family to live in can be a daunting and lengthy process, and making that house feel homely can be even more of a challenge.

If you have just moved into one of the new homes in Congleton, check out our tips on how to settle in quickly and ensure that your new place feels like yours right away.

1. Get unpacked as soon as possible

Nothing will make you feel more unsettled than having boxes in corners or even in the middle of rooms in your house, so the quicker that you can get everything out and where it needs to be, the better. Unpacking can be a stressful task, so try and prioritise the most important things first and tackle the job room by room. This will make it seem more manageable and will help you stay sane during this challenging process.

2. Add personal touches

We all like to put our own individual stamp on the house that we choose to live in and doing so will also help it feel like home. Ensure that you get family photos out straight away and put them in their rightful places. This will remind you of what’s important and will help you to feel more comfortable in your new living space. Buying flowers and plants is also a good way to add a personal touch to any of our new builds in Congleton and will help to breath life into your home.

3. Clean the house well

While it is likely that professional cleaners will have already visited the property to ensure it was in good condition ahead of your move, unpacking and getting settled can make things messy again. Be sure to get out the vacuum and duster and give the entire house a good once over. Having a clean house helps you to feel comfortable and relaxed which is crucial when you have just moved into a new place.

4. Invite your friends and family over

Once you are well settled and have completed all your unpacking, why not arrange a time for your loved ones to come over and see your new place? Doing this will give you a sense of pride and will cause you to love the building you are living in more. Socialising is also a great way to alleviate the stress that may have built up because of the move.

5. Remember to give it time

It sounds like a cliché, but sometimes the best thing that you can do when you’ve just moved into a new house is give it time. Try and invest time on your weekends to being at home with your family. Learning about the quirks of your new property will help you settle in and ensure that you are calling your new house home in no time.

How to make your new house feel like home