You’ve just moved into your new home. You love the space and want to do everything you can to foster good luck and start on the right foot there. Today, we’re going to run through five fast things you can do to make your new home happy and cozy.
Let’s dive in.
Out With the Old, In With the New: 5 Tips to Create Happy Vibes in Your New Home
Moving is a big life event. Once you’re all settled, take these simple steps to cleanse your new space and bring in all the happy:
1. Paint the Walls
If you can (this is a more significant consideration for those in rental homes), paint the walls of your new home bright, fun colors. Interior designers know that the colors you use in your home have a high potential to impact your mood.
Look for fun, fresh pastels like blues, greens, and lavenders. Go big by painting an entire room, or stick with a pop of color on an accent wall. If you can’t paint, bring color into the home through textiles, furniture, and artwork.
A clean home is a happy home. If you didn’t declutter as you moved, take some time now to do it. Try the KonMari method of tidying to get rid of the things you don’t need. Keep only the things that “spark joy.”
As you organize, boost the good vibes by donating the items you don’t need! Give them away to beloved friends and family, or hold a yard sale. Put the money you make toward a vacation or a home element that makes you happy every time you look at it.
You can also take gently loved items to a local consignment shop, where the shop owner will sell them and pass the money along to you. If an item is too big for you to move on your own, our team can help!
3. Smudge the Space
For hundreds of years, people have used sage bundles and the practice of smudging (bathing a space in pungent sage smoke) to get rid of bad energy and bring positivity into a space. You can purchase these bundles at your local health food store.
To perform the saging practice, light the bundle and go from room to room in your home, letting the smoke bathe your surfaces. If you’d like, you can set an intention for your home, such as “This is a happy, safe, peaceful place.”
4. Decorate With Things you Love
Few things impact a home’s feel more than its decor. With this in mind, start focusing on bringing things you love into your home. Instead of buying any old item to fill an unused space, be intentional about searching for items that make you smile.
You don’t have to break the bank on these items. Instead, shop Craigslist, look at estate sales, and rehabilitate old furniture. No matter how you go about it, decorating your home well is a great way to make it feel lucky, happy, and welcoming.
5. De-Stress Your Move
If you’re in the process of moving right now, start banishing stress there. Instead of hefting all your items up those stairs on your own, hire a team of movers to help.
Whether you’re facing a local move or a long-distance move, a team of professionals can take the guesswork out of the process and make it as simple as possible for you.
Your Happiest Life Starts Here
Moving is an opportunity to start fresh. Follow the tips above to make your new space a fresh, healthy, happy one. If you need help with your move, contact our team today for a free estimate and a detailing of our services.