Moving into a new home is a very exciting moment but it’s also something that can be rather nerve wracking and stressful. Moving home means upending your entire life and pretty much starting from scratch. The property you end up in will ultimately become the place you spend the majority of your time for the coming years so if you don’t like it then this is going to be a big issue.
With all that in mind then, many people find that the moment they move into a new property is often somewhat upsetting and bitter sweet. This should be an exciting moment… so why doesn’t it feel like home yet?
Why New Homes Don’t Feel Like Home
The first thing to remember when you enter the door to your new property is that it will likely feel like something of a disappointment at first. This is actually completely natural, so don’t be too worried at first. Of course the property doesn’t look as good as it did when you looked around because it’s empty now! And likewise, of course it doesn’t look as good as your old home (or at least not as comforting) because it doesn’t have any of your stuff in it yet!
Meanwhile, looking around a property more closely when it’s yours will likely reveal lots of little blemishes and issues you hadn’t noticed the first time you came. There may be a crack in the bathroom sink, or maybe there’s condensation on the glass. Again, this is normal and unless you’re moving into a new build, it’s unlikely any property will be in perfect condition.
What to Do
So how do you ensure that your home feels like a real home as soon as possible? Once you’ve emptied out the packing this will help a great deal. Likewise though, you need to give it time to make new memories in the new place that will help you to become sentimentally attached.
Just don’t be worried if it doesn’t feel like home right away!