After months of careful planning and tedious house hunting, you’ve finally found the right haven for you which you can call your own.
Like most people you may have been renting your apartment for quite some time. Being a new homeowner feels different. In fact, it provides a liberating experience. There are no more landlords to consider. You get to decide what you want and how you want to do it. You call the shots.
But here is the problem. What is it exactly that you want and how will you proceed now? Here are a few tips to guide you.
1. Plan it. As with any major event or task, careful planning should come first. If you have a spouse or family, it is important to discuss and lay everything down the table. If you have multiple rooms, talk with your kids who will occupy which room. Lay down specific room themes. Be sure to have everyone agree on the plan otherwise revisions will be much costlier in the future. Stick to your plan.
2. Start with your transfer. Your path to your new home should always start from where you are right now. Carefully pack your old stuff. Be sure to label them properly. You can read, Things To Consider When Transferring Your Home Location to guide you.
3. Clean your new place. Before you make the actual transfer, be sure to clean your new place first. Get your soap and water out and get your hands dirty. Better to do this now while the house is still empty.
4. Paint it. After you have done your clean up, this is the perfect time to consider painting the house. Be sure that the color of your choice is appropriate to the overall theme. This lessens the possibility that your new stuff might get smudged if you do it later.
5. Consider the size of your new place. If you purchased a starter house or a condo unit, then your new place might be smaller. In this case, you cannot bring everything with you. Identify which are essentials and non-essentials. This is a good time to unload your clutter. If you were able to afford a more luxurious place then this a good time to plan your new decorations.
6. Live in the house. Before you go ballistic on new decorations, it is important to stay and live in the house for a couple of weeks. During that period, you have already unloaded your old stuff. See which ones are in place. Make sure to plan out your redecoration properly.
7. Decorate based on the theme and budget. Now that you have a good feel of your place, this is the right time to shop and populate your house with new decorations. Also always consider your budget. You may have bid goodbye to your monthly rentals, but there are monthly amortizations to consider. Read our article about The Importance of Choosing the Right Furniture Colors in Home.
Having a new house is like embarking on a great adventure. While it can be stressful at times, remember to have fun.
Make your house a home filled with many beautiful and lasting memories with your family.
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