Have you recently purchased your very first home?
Well done! It’s an amazing achievement, and not something that most people can do lightly. Buying a home means working with a real estate agent, saving up for years to get the right deposit, and spending months hunting for the perfect place.
While opening a bottle of wine when you’re finally finished with unpacking the moving van can seem like enough of a celebration for some people, others prefer to go all out and let their hair down after all the stress is over. Here are our tips for celebrating the purchase of your first home.
- Buy Yourself a Treat
Let’s face it; you deserve something to mark this momentous occasion. While you might have just spent a fortune on a deposit for your new home, and moving fees, you may hopefully be able to find a little cash left over for something extra, like a new vase for your living room, or a beautiful painting for your bedroom.
If you don’t have a lot of cash to splash on something special, why not just order yourself a takeaway so you don’t have to worry about cooking on that first day when you’re moving in? Alternatively, create a wish list of items you’s love to buy and share it with your friends and family members if they’re wondering what you’d like for a moving in present.
- Have an Unpacking Party
Packing and unpacking is one of the most stressful parts of moving to a new home. Not only do you have to rush to get everything squared away and ready to be moved before you hand over the keys to your old place, but you also need to find the time to unpack everything and get it organised in your new home. When all you want to do is fall into bed with a good movie, the whole process can feel incredibly stressful.
To help move things along a little faster, why not invite some of your loved ones over to help. An unpacking party can be a lot of fun if you have some wine and a few great tunes to help move things along. You could even serve nibbles to keep everyone happy. They might even bring you some gifts for your new home!
- Host a Neighbourhood Barbecue
This is a celebration that will often have to wait until you’re finished unpacking. However, once you finally dig out your plates and the BBQ, you can consider inviting your neighbours over for a backyard bash. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the people that you’re going to be living side-by-side with for the next several years.
A BBQ can also be a fun way to encourage people around your neighborhood to leave you with some delicious home-baked goods that you can eat later when you can’t be bothered to cook. Make sure that you get to know the people who you’re going to ask to watch your house when you’re on holiday.
- Have a Brainstorming Day
Once you’ve finished unpacking everything, or even before you’ve finished moving things over to your new home, one of the best ways to celebrate could be to think about how you’re going to make your home into something extra special. For instance, you could grab some pictures of the new house from your real-estate website and invite friends and family members over for a brainstorming session.
During this party, you can play some tunes, look for ideas online, and work together on figuring out how you’re going to make your home incredible. Not only will you have some fun, but you’ll end up with some great ideas about how to use your new space too.
- Just Relax
Finally, if a full celebration seems like too much for you to handle right now, then why not just relax instead? Unpack the essentials from the boxes that you know you’re going to need for the night, then settle down for a picnic of nibbly food that you can eat from the boxes that you still haven’t touched yet.
Moving into a new home is often a very stressful and tiring experience, no-one ever said that you had to do everything at once. When you are done with all the unpacking and extra work, you should also treat yourself to another extra relaxing day. Think about spending some time at your local spa, or just soaking up the sun in the back yard if the weather permits.