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New house, new opportunities!

Lifestyle · 31. August 2022

Moving to a new house doesn’t have to be a difficult and tiring process if you plan beforehand. There are many reasons to move to a new home, and a helpful set of moving tips will make it simpler for you. We have the greatest moving advice whether you're a student moving into a dorm, a new homeowner, or planning a renovation.

When you're moving out as a student, you just need to pack what you absolutely need. If you're unsure of what to do while moving to a new house, keep in mind that your main priorities will be packing everything, hiring a moving company, and making the house seem like home. However, if you're remodelling, you'll need some useful new home improvement tips.

The good news is that you can rely on us to lead you in the right direction. We have great packing tips, decorating ideas, and furnishing solutions that will satisfy all your requirements.


Kid's feet in a carton box during moving day

Best tips when moving house

Packing, moving, and settling in a new space are the three key tasks that need to be taken into consideration while moving to a new house. Let's take each one at a time and talk about the details you need to pay attention to.

Things to do before moving into a new house

  • When buying packing supplies, be generous. Most of the time, people underestimate the quantity of packing paper, rolls of tape, and storage and filing boxes they require. Purchase additional packing supplies to ensure you have everything you need in case there are any last-minute items to pack (- which is always the case).

  • Make arrangements for safe transportation or pet or childcare. During the moving process, you shouldn't have to worry about taking care of your children or pets. We suggest that you ask your family or friends to help you care for them so that you can relocate without stress. Make sure you have all the needed equipment for transportation, including pet carriers and crates as well as baby transport seats.

  • Hire a moving company. When moving into a new house, it's ideal to not have to bother about carrying bulky furniture and numerous suitcases. Not to mention the extremely challenging transportation, which calls for a van or two. To ensure that everything goes according to plan, we advise you to hire a moving company well ahead of the moving day.


Empty outdoor space in renovation


Renovated outdoor area with a glossy black vidaXL table

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Empty kitchen space in renovation


Renovated kitchen with coastal items and vidaXL chairs

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The moving day

  • Keep fragile goods apart from the others. To make your life easier, separate all the kitchen boxes from the rest, as well as the house items that need special handling care. Additionally, this information will make the transport planning process more effective for the moving team.

  • Make a checklist for moving and follow it throughout the day, to make sure nothing is left behind. Since you can keep track of everything, this will be useful to you as you unpack. Additionally, using a checklist can prevent you from overlooking items in your attic or, if you have one, garden.


A labelled carton box during moving day

The unpacking process

  • Request that your moving staff transport each box or item into the room indicated on its label. Since you won't have to search through a sea of boxes to find items you'll need on moving day, like water glasses, for example, it will make unpacking much simpler.

  • Start by assembling only the pieces of furniture you actually need. For instance, if you want to spend the night, unpacking and assembling your bed should be your top priority. Most individuals are eager to set up everything, but for your comfort and efficiency, we advise you to limit yourself to the essentials only. Your sofa and pizza plates should go next, in case you're having friends around to help you unpack. In the end, this is how you can make your moving day a fun one as well!


An empty kitchen before settling in


A light kitchen after settling in

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A kitchen before renovation


Renovated dark kitchen with black vidaXL barstools

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Settling in: making your house into a home

The first day in a new, unfamiliar space full of boxes can be a bit overwhelming. You'll need a plan if you want to overcome this feeling and understand what to do when moving into a new house. The first thing to remember is that you will require more time than you initially anticipated. Make an effort not to rush the decorating and assembly processes. You'll be surprised to learn that a room won't actually be used the way you had imagined. Give yourself some time to get used to the area, feel its energy, and claim it as your own.

The next step is to start assembling the new house must-haves - the large pieces of furniture. You'll need to create a list of things to buy for a new house if you don't already have them. The kitchen table and chairs, armchairs, and living room chairs, as well as entertainment centres, a bed, and bedside tables for the bedroom, may all be crossed off the list one room at a time. Your books cannot be kept in boxes for long, so don't forget about workspace furniture and bookcases.

Once you've made your area functional enough and are happy with how each room is designed, it's time to decorate it. Display your memorabilia, hang your artwork and photographs, and add lighting accents throughout the house. This last step will add a personal touch and make your new home feel incredibly cosy.


Empty bathroom space in renovation


Renovated grey bathroom with vidaXL sinks

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A small balcony setting after settling in


A small, empty balcony before settling in

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House renovation: where to start?

A home renovation is done for two distinct reasons: to make an old space functional and stylish, as well as to update the design of your home. It takes a lot of work to get from a renovation idea to an extremely exciting "after." You'll need to have a solid plan to make everything easier. Our thoughts on house renovation are as follows:

  • Set a budget that you can afford and decide on the necessary improvements. Determine which pieces of furniture you can keep, but only pick the ones that go with the updated design you have in mind.

  • Do your research and pick a construction firm that fits your goals and budget if you're planning some building alterations, such as replacing the kitchen tiles or tearing down a wall. Moreover, make sure to check and understand the legal building regulations.

  • Look for the finest furniture options to make the most of the practicality of your space, increase comfort, and add style and cosiness to your home.


empty room with skylight window


renovated room with skylight window

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