How to feel at home after a move?

Nov 20, 2022After moving0 comments

During the first weeks of living in a new home, it is not uncommon to feel like a stranger. Indeed, most moves are a source of significant stress. Some members of the household do not often recover quickly. And yet, it will be necessary to take its marks in the new home in order to feel at home. Déménage Montréal presents here some moving tips to make you feel good after a relocation.

Take ownership of the entire environment of the new home

There is no doubt that your previous home is a familiar space. In the new residence, you do not yet have this feeling of security. All this is perfectly normal. Fortunately, there are ways to make this new environment familiar enough to reside in peace.

Following a residential move, you must take your marks in the new dwelling by first erasing those of previous residents. Admittedly, the latter took away all their belongings as well as the furniture that belongs to them. However, they have left objects like perfumes that are unfamiliar to you, but might even be repulsive to you. But smells are ways to remember things buried in the mind.

Therefore, open the doors and windows of the house and let the air enter abundantly. Then, mark this territory that is now yours with the following:

  • Flowers;
  • Scented candles;
  • An essential oil diffuser;

Take care to choose only the perfumes that you diffused in the previous accommodation.

Recreate your bearings

Before you make your new environment more accustomed to feeling confident, recreate your old landmarks. This is true whether it is an old dwelling or a new construction.

Always to remove the marks of previous occupants or even those of chemicals in the air, carry out a real cleaning of the premises. Disinfect the toilet as well as the kitchen and bathroom.

The next step in getting your bearings is to install your furniture. Create a configuration that reminds you if possible of the one you had in the previous home. Empty all your boxes to occupy all the space without cluttering up unnecessary items. The goal is to build your nest again.

In all this, we must not neglect the reconstruction of the nest of children. Much more than adults, they attach themselves to their environment, because it gives them more confidence and security. Make sure to recreate their old landmarks.


After you have impregnated the space with your perfumes and installed your furniture, you may not always feel at home. At Déménage Montréal, we have a checklist of decoration tips that we give to our clients so that they can recreate their personal environment. It is not necessarily a question of redoing the decoration of the previous house, but of creating one that is really to your liking. Here’s what to do:


  • Start by installing the textile (carpets, carpets, cushions, curtains, etc.) in the right places. Arrange things in such a way as to create a cozy interior;
  • Install a modern luminaire in each room that diffuses light intelligently according to lighting needs;
  • Arrange the utensils in an original way in the kitchen;
  • Arrange your family photos in passageways, including corridors;
  • Dress the walls with posters and stickers or wallpaper;
  • Vegetate the interior with purifying plants and flowers.

While you set up this decoration, also take into account the opinions of other residents of the house. They must also feel at home there.

Creating new memories

A residential move is a symbol of a new beginning. From then on, you need to create new memories attached to your new home. For this purpose, organize small warm meetings with families, friends or colleagues in the house.

Make sure you have a good time with loved ones. By creating new memories, you become attached to your new home. You will appreciate it more.

By moving, you don’t just change one house for another. You also change neighborhoods or cities. So to feel good at home, you also need to get used to your new neighborhood or city. To do this, join a sports club, occasionally visit nearby restaurants, volunteer, etc.