Moving is bittersweet.  It’s usually exciting and fun to move into a new space but it is also a ton of work.  I have stayed put for many years because moving sounds overwhelming to move.  The result however, is usually worth the hassle and very exciting.  For example, I want a lake house someday.  I want that more than anything.  When this dream becomes a reality, I know that I will have no problem with the work required to pack everything up and get there.

When moving, there are a few things that will help you to feel comfortable the first night in your new home.   Here are a few things that you will appreciate having.


To start with, you will want a few comforts.  You may look at these and not think that they are essentials but these are items that will help you to bond with your new surroundings.   I teamed up with Casper® Mattress to bring you some ideas for items that we believe will help you feel more comfortable, content, and cozy in your new space.   We believe these items will also help you feel like your new space is truly yours. 

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A Great Rug

 Like one of these from Pier 1 Imports®

A truly great rug adds style and comfort to your home.  It also gives you the flexibility to add your own style and taste to your new space.

Some Beautiful Artwork

like one of these that I used in my bathroom makeover (here) from Global Gallery®

Not only does beautiful artwork allow you to add your own style to a new place but it also warms up the walls.  Walls tend to feel cold and sterile until you put something on them.  Hanging pictures only takes a few moments but it can completely change the feeling of a space when you walk into it.

A Comfortable Pillow

like this one from Casper®

There is something about feeling warm and cozy in a new space that helps you to bond with it.  Even if you don’t have any decor or any food in your fridge, if you have a cozy bed, a great mattress, and soft bedding to get lost in, you will begin to love your space.

Some Warm Towels

Like these towels from Target®

There is something about that just out of the shower clean feeling that lowers your guard and helps you add a new space to your comfort zone.  Especially if the towel is soft, smells good, and is warm.

Try warming your towels up for 10 minutes in the dryer.

Keurig® Machine or Tea Pot

Like these from Amazon®

A warm, drink in the morning or evening while reading your favorite book or checking your email helps to make your new place feel cozy and more like home, 

Soft, Welcoming Bedding

Soft bedding with at least a 1000 thread count is important for adding to that much needed welcoming bed that you won’t want to get out of.


On your first night, there are also some essentials that you will need.  Here is a list of the most important ones.


Moving announcements are always helpful.  It’s important to keep your friends and family up to date.  Evite® has some fun options for moving announcements.  I really liked this one.

Good luck moving!  I hope that this information helps you in your fabulous new journey!

Happy DIYing friends!


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