If you have just moved to Liverpool, you are probably in the process of trying to get as settled in as you can. Whether that’s exploring what Liverpool has to offer or unpacking boxes, moving house should be an exciting time. To avoid the stress of settling into your new home, here are some tips to make your transition that little bit smoother.
Change your address
Moving house comes with the task of changing your address on regular and important documents. This can be done via a form from your local post office to ensure all your post is redirected to your new home. It is also essential that you contact your bank to update your address to ensure they have your most recent details. If you are keeping the same electricity or internet provider, you will also need to inform them that you have moved to avoid any delays. And finally, your driver’s license will also need to be updated as it is another form of identification, and you might run into trouble if you don’t change it!
Make a list for unpacking
There is no point in rushing to unpack your belongings as it will probably end up a mess. Start by unpacking room by room to keep everything in an orderly fashion. It’s a good idea to prioritise the rooms you will need most such as your bedroom than the kitchen. If you are moving with kids, start with their bedrooms as this will give them a sense of home and help them settle in quicker. And remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so your house doesn’t need to be ready in a day either!
Start your regular routine
When you first move in, try to embrace your previous regular routine. This means, don’t stay up late unpacking boxes or ordering takes out because you haven’t got any food in yet. Spend your day unpacking and then relax in the evening like you normally would whether that’s going for a walk in your new neighbourhood or cooking your first meal in your new kitchen. This can also be beneficial for kids as it shows them how simple the transition was and can reduce the stress of being in a new location.
Add a personal touch
The saying “make a house your home” is very relevant when you first move in. You might feel like you’re living in someone else’s house, especially if you are renting, but don’t let that stop you from adding your own personal touch. Whether you hang some pictures on the walls or buy some new plants, adding your own spin to the décor can make a new home feel that little bit warmer.
Invite some friends around
Once you are unpacked and have your house feeling like a home, invite some friends around to celebrate. This is the perfect chance to show your friends and family your new abode and also a great time to sit back and relax after all your hard work!