Moving into your first home can be one of the most exciting yet daunting times in your life. From packing up all your belongings, organising removal men to buying new furniture and this is just the tip of the iceberg! However, it isn’t all doom and gloom, with some organisation and patience moving into your new home can be a joy instead of a chore.
Statistics show that moving home is right up there with getting divorced on the stress scale and for good reason too, it’s not just a case of packing up a few pots and pans, there is the utilities to organise, which is a mission in itself, and the worst part is the unpacking. Sure, the first few boxes are fun, you’re still in the ‘new house haze’, but by box 25 the enthusiasm starts to wane.
Once you have gone through this minefield, the fun really begins. This is the euphoric stage, the stage where you get to purchase all the exciting new bits for your home, I like to think this is the reward for all of the stress that comes with moving.
Deciding Your Home Style
Not everyone has an immediate sense of what their home should look like, this normally comes with time, or if you’re slightly addicted to Pinterest you will know exactly what your home should look like, or at the very least what style you would like in your home.
What to Buy First?
Deciding on what to purchase first can be quite difficult, however this doesn’t have to be the case. The best way to begin this process is by choosing which room you want to begin with first, if you use a system, room by room etc. it can prevent you from purchasing items that you may not be so in love with at a later date.
It may seem ridiculous to put so much emphasis on the importance of choosing the right furniture, but these are items that will be in your home for quite some time and if you buy quality, timeless pieces they can last a lifetime.
There is no hard and fast rule on what item to start with, but your dining area is a good place to begin, why the dining area? Well this is the place that you will be entertaining your family and friends, so getting this area ready first is important, and plus we all need a place to eat our meals.
The size of your dining area really does dictate what furniture you should go for, but one of the most purchased styles is the sturdy, chunky square dining table, the reason for this is because it is a timeless piece of furniture that can stand by you through all of the trials and tribulations of life, even when you have 3 children throwing themselves around the dining area, they can do so safe in the knowledge that your table will withstand almost anything that they can throw at it.
So, whether you have moved into your first home, or this is your tenth home, it is always fun to purchase new bits that will complete your home.