The first night in a new home is exciting, tiring, and anxiety-inducing. Family members might find small issues throughout the home that may need repairs, such as toilets that continue to run or doors that don’t shut properly. In addition, it’s a strange new place that will take some getting used to. However, there are ways to make the new house feel like home far more quickly.
After a long day of traveling and moving, everyone is going to be very tired. As a family, prepare all beds by reassembling them, placing sheets and blankets on them, and any comfort items such as stuffed animals or body pillows. Beds are a familiar comfort zone, with familiarity being key to unwinding and relaxing. Washing the sheets right before moving enhances comfort, helping everyone to get a good night’s sleep.
Skip Out on Cooking
Attempting to cook on the first night can be a difficult experience in the new home. Counters, sinks, and existing appliances must be washed, groceries must be purchased, and cookware and dishes must be unpacked and cleaned. The dining room table will need to be moved into position and set up as well. Instead, sample the best seafood Plano TX for a family night out or simply purchase some rotisserie chickens and plastic ware for a sleepy night in.
Have Packed Personal Essentials Close
Moving can be a big hassle when it comes to daily routines, such as morning coffee, bathing, dressing, reading, and more. For those with daily schedules, keep personal essentials close. These boxes should be in the family car, or at the top and rear of the moving truck. This makes them easily accessible upon arrival. Having to dig through dozens of boxes to find clothes, makeup, shoes, hair care appliances, towels, coffee mugs, and books can be very time consuming and upsetting.
Moving into a new home is never easy. However, all of the excitement of a new, bigger house can certainly keep the family powering through the hardest parts of the process.