Home is where the heart is

26 Sep

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A house is your castle
A home is your retreat
A house is your home
Home is where the heart is

So over the years I have become a pro at making my new house a home. Mum alway said set up your house as if you are not moving. Put your photo out, hang your pictures and unpack those boxes.

Being a expat you are forever renting an apartment, moving and downsizing. So today my blog is about making your house a home.

Below are my top 5 tips for making your house a home:

1. Unpack– sounds obvious but it is easy to not unpack everything. Make sure you unpack everything.

2. Set up house, as if you aren’t moving again- put photos out, hang pictures, buy new furniture if needed, set up house the way you want it.

3. Meet the neighbors– meet the people living around you. Go and introduce yourself.

4. Check out the area around you– locate the supermarket, coffee shop, restaurants, clothing stores.

5. Invite friends and family– invite family and friends to events at your new home. Hold a housewarming, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you fill your house with loves ones it feels more homely.

No matter where you live in the world, make your house a home!

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