It’s not easy to move house. You could’ve built up a lot of memories in your current property, and it can feel like you’re letting them all go. It’s even harder to settle into a new home; every stage of the process, from moving day to arrival, can be tough.

So, you have to make all these stages as comfortable as possible for you. The average person will move home around 11 times, so it’s safe to assume that you will need this advice soon. If your move is approaching, and you’re concerned about settling into a new house, fear not! This article has you covered.

Bring your old home with you. Or a piece of it, anyway. Whether it’s a particular plant in the garden or a particular table, transfer some of the old house's character into your new one.

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This is especially important for younger children. If your old home was their first home, they may have difficulty letting go and starting anew. Making your new house feel just like the old one can make the entire process a lot easier for all involved.

Have a comfortable moving experience. They say first impressions make all the difference. Imagine if your first impression of your new house was an extremely uncomfortable, stressful moving day. You’d probably remember that for a long, long time.

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So, make sure the whole trip is enjoyable. When choosing your removalists, look for one that takes care of as much work as possible. The less you have to handle, the less there is to worry about after all!

Explore, and explore some more! Familiarity is key. The more familiar you are with your new house, the more comfortable you’ll be in it. When you arrive, take a couple of house out of your day to explore. Investigate every room, and inspect every corner.

Being more familiar with the layout of your property can make those everyday tasks a lot easier to accomplish. You could also uncover a problem with your home that you hadn’t previously considered, which can make it easier to fix.

Meet the your neighbors. These are the people you’ll be living around for years - potentially decades. So, take the time to get to know them. Having a great relationship with your neighbors is beneficial for many, many reasons.

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For starters, they can help you out when you go on holiday. You’ll have someone to look after the house and any pets when you’re away. Secondly, it just helps to be able to have someone you can trust and confide in. Everybody needs friends, and your neighbors can be some of the longest-standing ones for you.

Stay safe and secure. Perhaps you’re having trouble settling down due to security concerns. If you don’t feel safe in your home, then you need to address the problem.

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Whether you add a CCTV system or a basic burglar alarm, make sure you feel safe at all times!

Or, consider growing a hedge or getting a dog. The safer you feel, the easier it’ll be to settle down.