How to Make Your New Home Feel Like It's Yours

Thank you to our Guest Blogger, Michael Brennan from Bellhops Moving in Indianapolis. Read on for some great tips on 'How to Make Your New Home Feel Like It's Yours.'

Congratulations! With the help of Team McClintock, you've found your perfect home in Indiana, and you're ready to move in. Of course, as wonderful as your home might be, it's worth noting that there are a few things you'll need to do before you can fully settle in and start enjoying the space. After all, enjoying a new home is all about making the property your own.

This means removing certain reminders that let you know that someone else lived there before you. Anything from leftover paint, to lingering smells, need to be gone before you transfer your belongings into your home with the help of our friends at Bellhops Moving Indianapolis so you can have your well-deserved fresh start.

1.     Start Before you Move In

Moving etiquette generally suggests that most previous owners will do some work on your home for you before you're scheduled to move in. This might mean that they scrub the surfaces, clean the floors, and make sure that everything smells fresh. However, you'll still need to do a little extra work to rid of everything they may have left behind. Wipe away all the excess dust you can see, and scrub everything before you start using it. If it helps, you can even contact a maid service to do the hard work for you.

Cleaning before you move into the new home will ensure that you have a fresh canvas when you start moving your belongings into their new spaces.

2.     Paint the Walls

Next, one of the easiest ways to make your home feel like your own without spending too much money is to give the walls a fresh lick of paint. Even if you don't mind the colors that the previous residents left behind, a new layer of paint will help everything in your property to feel fresh and new, so you're not reminded of the old owners all the time.

Ideally, it's a good idea to choose a relatively neutral set of colors for your home, as this will make it easier for you to redecorate whenever you feel like it and build your aesthetics according to your personality. You'll also find that it's easier to sell the property if you ever decide you want to do that too!

3.     Get to Know the Neighbors

Finally, sometimes making a home feel like your own isn't about changing things on the inside, it's about ensuring that you feel like you're part of your new community. Get to know the neighbors by knocking on their door in the first couple of days and introducing yourself. If you've chosen a friendly neighborhood to move into, you shouldn't have a problem building some casual friendships with the people you live closest to.

Not only will getting to know the neighbors make you feel like you're surrounded by friends, but it will also mean you have someone to watch over your home when you're not there.

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