A new home is a big deal. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just been accepted for your first mortgage, or you’ve finally found the perfect spot for you and your kids to grow together, after years of jumping around from place to place. Although the concept of actually packing and unpacking all of the boxes that you need to bring with you to your new property might fill you with stress, the good news is that you now have a fantastic excuse to celebrate.
The question is, how do you give yourself the much-deserved pat on the back that you need to celebrate the amazing accomplishment of home ownership? The following ideas might just give you some useful inspiration.
You’ve had a bunch of stress to deal with over the last few months. Finding a real estate agent, packing your boxes, and even searching for a new home can be a seriously distressing process after a while. Now, what you really need, is a treat to help you put that complicated part of moving behind you. To start the celebrations, why not buy yourself a gift?
Head online and look for something that you need for your new property and make an investment. For instance, you might need a new kettle or a toaster. On the other hand, why not forget about buying the things that you need completely for a while, and focus on grabbing something that you want instead? After all, we all deserve a little splurge from time to time.
Have an Unpacking Party
Want to celebrate your move and deal with some of that unpacking headache at the same time? Invite your friends and family over to your new house for an unpacking party on the day that you get your keys. The aim will be to have as much fun as possible while moving furniture, unwrapping items, and lifting boxes. You’ll be surprised how much fun you can have with a bit of bubble wrap and booze thrown into the mix.
The more hands you have on deck, the more likely it is that you’ll get everything unpacked much quicker. Plus, you can always plug in your music player so that you have some tunes to keep you entertained as you work.
Have a Box Picnic
While all your items are still in boxes, why not invite some family and friends over to make the most of your impromptu furniture. You can sit down together for some home cooked treats when your plates and other items are still in boxes somewhere. This gives you an excellent opportunity to eat properly while you’re unboxing, without having to deep-clean the kitchen first.
You can also use your box picnic as an opportunity to daydream about where you’re going to place furniture when you’re ready to get moving, and which colors you’re going to paint the walls. That takes us to our next suggestion.
Host a Decorating Party
Decorating can be a lot of fun, but it’s also tons of work, particularly when you’re doing it on your own, or just with you and a partner. If you’ve got a lot of carpets to change, wallpaper to hang and paint to work with, get your friends and family involved. To make things a little more fun, don’t just start painting in silence, crank up the music as high as it will go. Just make sure that your neighbors know what you’re doing first.
During your decorating party, you’ll be able to have some fun, order a pizza, and enjoy working on turning your new house into the home that you’re going to love for years to come.
Have a Spa Day
When everything is finally unpacked, and you’ve got your home into some sort of order, it’s the perfect time to relax and unwind. Book yourself a spa day or a treatment at a local health centre, and make the most of it. Grab a pedicure or a manicure, or just get your hair done if you can’t afford anything more extreme.
The idea with this kind of celebration is to let your hair down and unwind after all the stress and headaches of moving are over. You’ve dealt with all the tough stuff to make your home look good, now it’s time to focus on making yourself look and feel amazing too. Remember, you deserve it. You can even get the kids involved with their own mini treatments!