Struggling to Turn Your New House into a Home?

If you’re struggling to turn your new house into a home, you might take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone.  It can take some time to get used to a new house and feel at home within its four walls; as home is not a building – it’s a feeling and sense of belonging that can bring comfort and stability to your soul.  It takes some time. Whilst a house is a physical commodity you can simply purchase, a home is something you must nurture and create.

Struggling to Turn Your New House into a Home?
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One of the greatest tips with regard to turning your new house into a new home is to take immediate action.  The best time to get started, is straight away, as the longer you leave things cluttered in boxes the more overwhelmed you will feel; and eventually, one day, you’ll end up with a room devoted to all the boxes you never got around to sorting.


There’s a saying that poses the question and answer; “how do you eat an elephant… one bite at a time”.  The principle being that you should chunk big tasks into more manageable segments. For example, rather than having 15 boxes to get through in one room; separate them out into three piles of five boxes.  Then, use the power of short burst activity to quickly blast through five boxes – then the power of momentum will start to kick in.


Once you get the keys and move in, it’s important that your house begins to feel like it is your home.  There’s a strong chance your new house will have remnants of the previous owners tastes and preferences in terms of its style.


The house might be stripped back to the basics but there’s still likely to be a feeling of it belonging to someone else.  This is why you need to cleanse the space and make your mark. Similar to how a dog will mark his territory, you need to mark your territory in your new home in order to feel a secure sense of belonging.


The first thing to do is undertake a deep clean, you could use a service such as though there might be more emotional benefit to doing this yourself, as there’s a certain connection that comes from cleaning your new home yourself.  If you’re interested in energetic cleaning you might want to check out for some ideas on how to do this yourself.


The final point, now that your home is cleaned and cleansed is to make it feel more like your own space.  See, everyone has certain items they feel a strong emotional connection with and attachment to; indeed, just like a child with a teddy bear, there’s often a few pieces of furniture that just feel like home.


Whilst it’s important you don’t clutter your new home in the first few weeks, whilst you unpack, it can be a nice symbolic gesture to put out a few things that allow you to immediately start feeling more at home in your space.


In summary, once you move into your new home utilise the power of momentum, chunking big tasks into bitesize chunks and short burst activity to blast through your boxes; then immediately add some touches that make it feel like your home rather than a mere house.

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