Make your new house a home
So you’ve moved in, but it doesn’t feel like home yet? We’ve got a few tricks up our bed sheets to help you settle in.
Settle in quickly
It can take time to get used to a new house and to really feel at home in it. To help speed up that process, make sure you do your planning right.
No need to unpack
If you organise and pack efficiently beforehand, you’ll be able to simply lift out sections of boxes or bags in your new home. The same goes for items that will be in storage again, sort and pack it before the move, so that you don’t have to do it twice.
It’s easier than you think
Simple things can make a house feel like a home. Instead of leaving home decoration for later, use our home furnishing service to get it right from the start. PS: IKEA Family members can join workshops and seminars tackling topics like home furnishing and interior styles.
The smell of coffee or the warmth of a bath can both give you the break you deserve and make you feel more at home in an instant.
The perfect time to do it better
Whether you want to be more organised or perhaps live more in the present, there is no better time to commit to a new lifestyle than now.
You’ve put in a lot of effort to organise things when you moved. Instead of letting things get cluttered again, make a point of keeping it neat. Add storage and dividers inside drawers, cabinets or on wall shelves to help keep things organised.
“Always make your home your own and no one else’s. Be inspired by trends and styles, but make it work for you and your family – you have to live there after all.”
Lina Aldén, Interior Designer at IKEA
You are finally done unpacking. Now what? Remove and recycle! You can also store your boxes and give to friends when they are moving. Fun fact, when you use IKEA’s assembly service, removal of packaging is included – yay!
Old becomes new
Recycling can also mean repurposing packaging, boxes, and storage solutions for something else like planting spices in a container or carrying your groceries in sorting bags.
Celebrate with a housewarming
Last, but most certainly not least, gather your friends and celebrate. Everything might not be perfect yet, but guess what? You did it! You moved in. Here’s to a new house, a new you, and memories-in-the-making.