1. Clean the House From Top to Bottom
2. Create Calm in the Bedroom
Having one serene, put-together space where you can retreat at the end of the day is essential, especially during those first chaotic weeks in a new home. Make setting up the bedroom the No. 1 priority: Roll out the rug, make the bed, set up the nightstands and lamps, hang a mirror and put up some artwork. It may be tempting to jump from one task to another when there’s so much to do, but resist — it’s worth the effort to enjoy a restful bedroom.
3. Take the Time to Get Organized From the Start
Whether you opt to do it yourself or hire a professional organizer or closet designer to help you, taking the time to get a few key areas neat and tidy from the get-go will make life in your new home much more pleasant. Instead of putting things away in your new space as quickly as possible, slow down and think about how you would like your home to be organized, paying special attention to the closets, drawers and garage or storage shed.