30 April 2013
Making your Kensington Home your Own
When you move into a new property, it doesn’t need to be in Kensington, you will want to make it feel as much like home as is possible, and as quickly as possible. Settling in is very important to us, nobody likes to feel like they are living in someone else’s house, and so things like unpacking and decorating are very important to us. As a result of this we often rush in, buy pieces of furniture and start decorating straight away, though this isn’t always the best thing to do. Before you move home to Kensington it is a good idea to compare the floor plans for your old and your new home, is there much difference in size? Will your larger furniture fit into the new spaces? If you are downsizing home, you may need to get rid of some of your things in order to fit everything into the new house, if your new home is bigger you may want to buy some furniture to fill out your house a bit. You should decide what furniture and belongings you plan on taking with you, and check the quality of these, are they in a good state of repair? Is anything going to need replacing soon?Avoid buying anything new before you move into your home, this includes pieces of furniture, wallpaper and paints. This is because you do not yet know the house, for example, which rooms are lighter? Which rooms are unusually shaped or have particularly low ceilings? How you decorate and what furniture is best suited will be dependent on the answers to these questions, so if you rush into buying things before you move you may find the unsuitable and you may regret the rash buying decisions. When it comes to moving day your new home will look like a warehouse of boxes, and like everyone does, you will want to unpack everything as quickly as possible. Rushing into unpacking can actually make life much more difficult for yourself. The best thing you can do is to make a plan before you move home of where you want everything to go in your new home. When you pack up your belongings clearly label the boxes so that you know what is in it and where it needs to go in your new home, when you are unloading the removals van, put boxes in the correct rooms so that you do not need to move these again later. Use the following method to unpacking:• Unpack the essentials, i.e. toiletries, kitchen equipment and food and bed linen. • Put all the large furniture into place first, once you have done this you can start unpacking boxes one by one. • Avoid opening a box unless you intend to fully unpack it and store everything away properly. • Make sure you put curtains up in each room, not only will this give you a bit of privacy, but it will also keep your valuable belongings out of view. • Once the essentials are all done, unpack boxes as and when you get time, there is no need to rush your unpacking and doing this will only make it much more stressful. Furthermore, boxed belongings are easier to decorate around!Once you have settled into the house you will have a better understanding of which rooms need warmer colours, which rooms need lighter colours, which rooms will only fit small furniture etc. and you can better decorate your home.