New Home? 5 Must-Haves Once You’ve Unpacked

5 Jun

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Are you moving soon, or maybe just recently moved?  The pandemic kicked off a housing boom, between the flexibility of working from home, low interest rates and/or people just looking for a change of scenery after being cooped up for a year. With everything else involved in moving, here are five must-haves you don’t want to forget.

1. New Stampers / Addressing

Love My State Self Inking Stamper

This is the perfect time to order new address stampers and labels.  You can choose from a variety of styles and ink colors – maybe something that matches your color scheme or a subtle nod to your state/locale.  This not only makes sending mail easier, but it lets people know your new address as well.

2.  Welcome Mat

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Now that boxes are unpacked, you definitely want to get a cheerful welcome mat.  You can get something traditional or have fun with seasonal welcome mats that you can switch out.  You can also try the latest trend of layering a rug and a welcome mat for a fun and inviting front door.  For some mat layering inspo, we love the ideas on this blog.

3.  Plants

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Whether you’re adding a few plants by a sunny window or some bigger plants to anchor a room, plants add warmth indoors.  They also can have health benefits as they contribute to cleaner, healthier air we breath which can benefit your well-being and sense of calm. When choosing the type of plants, make sure to keep in mind how much sunlight (direct and/or indirect) they need and how often they need to be watered. If you’ve got a busy active lifestyle, here are some suggestions for low maintenance plants.

4.  Moving Cards

Moving cards

Now that you are officially settled in, it’s the perfect time to send moving cards to your family and friends.  You can let them know your new address, new phone numbers (if they’ve changed) and any other important information.  These also make is easier for your friends and family to update your address on their contacts.

5.  New Luggage Tags

Pink Navy and Lime Chevron Luggage Tags

Before you book your next vacation, you’ll need to update your luggage tags with your new address.  Order new luggage tags as soon as you’re done unpacking so you don’t forget once you’re planning your trip.  You can even add updated personalized luggage tags to your kids backpacks, gym bags and camp bags.

Happy New Home!

xo,

Jennifer

 

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