How to Make Your New House a Home

When we experience change, we shift from our normal routines and patterns to something unknown and therefore often uncomfortable.  Moving is one of these times. At Consider It Moved, we draw inspiration from supporting you as you navigate this transition so that moving becomes an opportunity to celebrate life’s changes. We treat you and your belongings with the greatest care and set up your new space the way you have always imagined.  The goal is to support you in getting your things situated your new space so that you can begin to settle into your new situation. 

Below are some tips to help you feel at home:  

Have Patience and Don’t Forget to Breathe

Adjusting to change takes time, and this definitely goes for adjusting to a new house and making it feel like home. As your new routine becomes familiar, you’re more likely to feel at home. Building new friendships, creating memories, and continuing to decorate your house with your favorite things will, over time, be what has your house become your home.  Remember to use the moments of quiet to not only breathe, but to take some time to celebrate your accomplishments in navigating through this time of change and new beginnings.

Unpack and Set Up 

Whether you are unpacking yourself or have a full-service moving specialist working with you, getting everything out of boxes and put away quickly will help you to feel at home. Boxes sitting in the corner needing to be unpacked can perpetuate that feeling of being unsettled.  Unopened boxes create a constant reminder that there is something to do rather than live in and enjoy your new home. Getting all of your belongings out of the containers and placed where they belong, will create an inviting place to come home to rather than be a place where you feel you need to be working and getting things done.  A welcoming and cozy space will evoke the feelings of home.  

Remember the Finishing Touches 

After you’ve figured out the perfect positioning of your favorite chair and organized your kitchen, be sure to hang some photos and art on the walls. Even if you change it later, filling rooms with familiar faces and favorite artwork elicits feelings of comfort and joy. Set up your sentimental items and special collections – whatever it is that is important to you and the other members of your family.  Do you collect old records? Or have favorite items from your travels? Place the things you love around you to create familiar and inviting spots in your home for you and your family to hang out and unwind together.  

At Consider It Moved, we help put everything in its place so that you can relax and enjoy your new home from day one. We can help create the ideal environment for you to live, work, or play. Our relocation management specialists at Consider It Moved get you moved in and ready to go so that when the physical move is over, you can move into the possibilities that lie ahead with confidence and ease.  

Explore and Make it An Adventure

Whether or not you were able to see and explore the new neighborhood in person before moving, now it’s officially your neighborhood. It’s time to check out the parks, restaurants, grocery stores, sports centers, and kids’ activities.  Where are the nearest coffee shops and pizza places? Which ice cream shop has your favorite flavor? What is the best running route nearby? Go and find out! Make plans to explore on your own and with your family. Finding your favorite spots is part of what makes the newness exciting. At Consider It Moved, we know that part of making a new house a home includes feeling comfortable and finding fun in your new neighborhood.  Leave all the heavy lifting to us so that you have the opportunity to get out and enjoy! 

Set New Traditions – and Continue Old Ones

Starting off in a new space is a great opportunity to set some new family rituals. Whether it is Saturday morning pancakes, Sunday night movies, flowers to bring beauty into the new week, or something unique for you or your family, these create wonderful memories for everyone. Another way to make a new space feel like home is to keep up with old traditions – if you made your own pizza on Friday nights or called your grandmother every Wednesday, keep doing it!   At Consider It Moved, we aim to help make your transition as seamless as possible so that you can keep living your life to the fullest. 


One thing that will help make your new space feel like a home is filling it with joy and laughter of the people who are most important to you. You can begin creating new memories by inviting family and friends over to help celebrate your new space.  Show everyone your new digs and let the kids give a tour! Surrounding yourself with the people you love is a sure way to make your new space feel like home.

Find the Right NYC Mover for Your Full-Service Move Needs

The experience of moving from what you’re familiar with to something new can be challenging. Consider It Moved is here to help you discover the new opportunities that await you after you arrive in your new place. Our services remove the burden of getting in and organized so that you can focus on the bigger picture and the new opportunities that await you. 

We provide move management services that get all of the details completed and everything in place before you step through the door. Consider It Moved’s services allow you to keep focusing on what lies ahead while creating a move experience that helps celebrate the changes in your life.  Contact us today at (646) 693-6616 or reach out to us online here

Julie Subotky