Once the Move is Over

Moving into a newly purchased or built home is an exciting and overwhelming event. Once the moving truck has pulled away, the real task of turning a house into a home begins. You may be left with a pile of boxes surrounding your furniture and area rugs. Unpacking and decorating will take weeks, sometimes even months or years to complete.


Because you will be overwhelmed it is best to label boxes with the room name where they belong. Keeping the kitchen stuff in the kitchen and the master bedroom boxes in the master bedroom will help manage the chaos.  You can set aside a space for the miscellaneous boxes in a spare bedroom or basement, but be careful not to let them sit unopened for months or years.


When decorating a new home, try to get the floors and walls finished before you move in to the house. This is one of the great things about a new builder home; all the painting and flooring can be done by the builder before you move in.


Unpack the essentials like bedding, bathroom essentials and kitchen stuff first. Set a goal of unpacking a certain number of boxes each day until your new house feels like home.