The Best Ways to Settle into Your New Home: The First Few Days

After a move, all you want to do is put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing evening in your new home. There is nothing quite like being at home, but does it feel like home? Relocating, whether it is just to another neighbourhood or to another country like Malaysia, requires your family to adjust to a brand new environment. To help speed the process along, there are a few things you can do so you can start enjoying your new home sooner. 

Write a To-Do List

The first step to settling into your new residence is to be organised. This might not seem like fun but it will be extremely helpful. At the top of the list, include all the contact information for service suppliers so you can find these easily. If you need to make some improvements to your new house, create a plan. Having a timeline will help you allocate your budget more efficiently while remaining in control of the process. Be realistic about how long it will take to finish each project or you will end up feeling overwhelmed. 

Start Unpacking

Nobody would blame you for putting off unpacking, as this is usually an exhausting and tedious task. The longer your belongings remain in boxes, the longer it will take for you to feel at home. Deal with the big pieces first. Arranging the furniture will help you to feel more comfortable by surrounding yourself with familiar items. It is also a fun project to make the most out of your new living spaces. Once the furniture is out of the way, start unpacking room by room. Do the living room and bedrooms first so you have areas to relax in and somewhere to sleep. 

Explore Your Surroundings

Simple things such as knowing where to buy your groceries or finding a good cup of coffee will make a huge difference during the first few days in your new home. Walk around your neighbourhood and visit local businesses to familiarise yourself with the locals. You could end up finding your favourite new restaurant or the best coffee in Kuala Lumpur. 

Take long walks with your partner or family and soon enough, you’ll start to recognise the local sites. 

Find a Hobby

Do you like reading? Do you enjoy sports? Maybe you want to learn a new language? Whatever your passion, there is likely to be a group of people who share your interests. Joining a book club or enrolling in classes will give you a stronger sense of belonging. 

Meet Your Neighbours

Take the time to introduce yourself to your neighbours. You can organise an event to get to know them and break the ice. Hosting a small gathering in your new house or apartment will help you feel like your home is really your own. 



So when you’re ready to make the move to Malaysia, come to Allied Pickfords and we’ll get your belongings there safely, on time and at an affordable price.


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