Family makes pie after moving to a new house.

5 Ways to Quickly Feel at Home After Moving

Moving to a new place is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. If you’ve been itching to try out new colors, furniture or art, now’s the time to go for it. But what if, amid all the newness, you start craving the familiar?

There’s a way to have your cake and eat it too. If you’ve just moved, here are five ways you can make your new place feel like home.

Unpack Right Away

Nothing says “home” like a room full of packing crates. Cut! Take two: The quickest way to make your new home comfortable is to unpack your boxes and put things away.

Many people don’t fully unpack for weeks or months after a move. You won’t feel comfortable until the things that make life easier are organized and put away.

Consider having your professional movers help. Not all residential moving companies in Portland will unpack your boxes and set your furniture in place. Master Movers will. You’ll feel more at home if you don’t have to dig through boxes each time you need something.

Familiar Sensations

Sometimes our senses have a direct path to our emotions. If you associate home with certain smells or sounds, incorporate those things from the first day you move in. Set up speakers and play music you love. Bake bread. Light a candle or unwrap a favorite scented soap.

Establish a Routine

Establish, or re-establish, a daily routine quickly. Eat meals at regular times. Watch favorite television shows as usual. If you’re a regular exerciser, keep up with that. The sooner you can get in a groove, the more you’ll feel like life is back to normal.

Creature Comforts

Pillows, blankets, your favorite comfy chair. Get them in place and ready for that time of day when you’ll want to relax. If you have pets, get their beds and toys in place. When it’s time to kick back in your new home, it will feel like old times if all your favorite cozy, cushy and fuzzy things are in position.


Homes are about family, friends and good memories. Don’t wait for a birthday or holiday to celebrate. As soon as you can, host a housewarming party. If you don’t have friends because you’re new in town, have a special dinner with your family. If you live alone, go out and explore Portland! The city is full of great restaurants, parks and people.

Hire a Friendly Portland Moving Company

Master Movers wants to make your move as easy as possible. We’ll quickly get you situated in your new home. Let our team be among the first to welcome you to your new neighborhood.

Contact us today for a free estimate.