Monday, 13 November 2017

New Home, New Start!

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Moving home can be a truly rejuvenating experience. You have a completely new start! While this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should toss all of your old belongings behind you, it does allow you a brilliant opportunity to begin afresh with your interior design, exterior design and general tastes. Here are a few different ways to make your new property a brand new page in your life story.

De-Junk

Packing to move home is a brilliant opportunity to get rid of all of the junk that you may have amassed over the years. After all, why bother packing up needless belongings and transporting them from one place to another? Settle to only take much-loved belongings with you to your new home. To do this effectively, start packing as early as possible. Examine each item you own and contemplate whether you really like it and whether it serves a purpose in your routine. Start with your wardrobe. Remove any items that no longer fit you, that are irreparably damaged, that you haven’t worn in over a year, or you simply don’t like that much anymore. Don’t throw them away. Instead, donate them to a charity store or put them in a clothing bank. Someone out there will love them! Next, sift through any old letters, files or documents. If you no longer need any, stick them in the recycling bin. Just remember to shred any documents with personal details on first. Do this with all of your belongings. Before you know it, you’ll only have things that you love, and that is worth transporting the distance. This will also reduce your removal costs, even if you’re already using an affordable removalist. There will be fewer trips, as your items will take up less room.

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Redecorating

A new home is a blank canvas, ready for you to add your personal touch to it. So get adventurous and craft the perfect space for you to live in. It’s generally best to do as much decorating as possible before unpacking, so try to have a good idea of what you’re going to do with your new space before moving. Start mood boarding with different colour palettes, choose the types of paint that you prefer and whether you want wooden flooring, tiles, or carpeting in each given room. This can then be laid down before your belongings even arrive. Once the walls, ceilings, and floors are dealt with, you can start unboxing. Smaller details like curtains, light fittings, and bedding can be chosen later down the line, as they are easier to fit around your furniture once it’s already in place. Don’t forget that you can often add personal touches to the exterior of your new property too! Paint the front door your favourite colour, add some hanging baskets or window boxes and consider climber plants with beautiful blooms. The place will be yours in no time!

Embrace the experience of moving your home. It’s a period where you can truly whittle down your belongings and make your new space your own.

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