by Iqra Tariq March 12, 2022 2 min read
Moving into your first home is a crunch moment in your life. Once you've gotten rid of your college futon and your roommate's attempt at fine art, you'll need to devise a strategy for transforming your empty shell into a welcoming home. Here are some ideas to help you pull it off.
De-clutter the old room. Get ahead of the game by beginning this phase even before you offer a new home. This crucial first step will not only make packing your current digs easier but will also put you miles ahead of the game when it comes to moving in. Be brave and get rid of anywhere from 25% to 50% of your old stuff, such as sagging furniture in the attic broken appliances in the kitchen.
Begin in the bedroom. After all, it's where you'll be spending about a third of your time when you're at home. If money is tight, start with new bedding, but don't skimp on thread count! This is an environment where you can invest as much as you can afford; it makes a big difference. If you have a little extra cash, paint the walls of your bedroom to match your new bedding. You have even more money in your pocket.
Do not purchase anything at once. Before making any significant purchases, spend at least two months in your new home. The way you imagine you'll use the house and how you live in it are always two different things. Perhaps the $5,000 you planned to spend on a bathroom renovation isn't as critical as beefing up the kitchen and dining area for complete entertaining.
Resist the temptation to fit. The fallacy that something has to provide is perpetuated by retail stores all the time. They'd love it if you bought anything in a set, but don't! A few pieces with similar styling are perfect, but any more and your home takes on the lifeless, generic appearance of a furniture showroom. Make sure your style comes through, which is unlikely to be bland, beige, or boring.
Let's say you have a sofa that only has one thing in common with the majority of your living room's furniture. A tiny bit of the fabric's color matches the less dominant color in the rest of the room's upholstery. So, make the most of the resemblance and use it as the unifying wall color in your living room.
So whenever you move into your first home, always consider patience as your priority. You need to deal with your excitement and behave with the sole prime of life. You need to accomplish a lot more in very little. So you should think strategically and plan everything at your best.
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