How to personalize your home after moving overseas

Are you moving from Japan? Do you need to personalize your home after moving overseas? Well then, you have come to the right place! We know how daunting relocating to a new place can be. Especially, if that place is halfway across the world. Add the fear of a strange-looking apartment in the mix and you’ve got yourself a catastrophe just waiting to happen.

However, don’t worry. Kokusai Express Moving is here to help! Today, we are going to not just share with you how to make your new apartment a place to call home, but also the reason why it is important to do so. And why it should be on top of your list of priorities if you haven’t done so.

personalize your home after moving overseas
While a view like this is not attainable for most people, having a stunning-looking apartment such as this one is definitely within everyone’s reach.

Why is it important to personalize your home after moving overseas?

We really think personalizing your home is one of the most beneficial things you can do. And the reason for doing it, might not seem evident from the start. Most people think they are doing it to make themselves feel at home. And while that certainly is the case, it’s also not the reason why people personalize their homes. Researchers seem to suggest that there is something more to it than that.

a cave drawing
One of the first ways people personalized their “homes” was through series of cave paintings that seemed to resemble the stories of their everyday life – hunting for food.

According to one of the leading theories, people seem to personalize their homes as an evolutionary mechanism to help fend off attacks. Just imagine what our ancestors had to go through way back when in order to find safe shelter. One of the oldest ways people seemed to personalize their shelters was with cave paintings.

Your home.

However, whatever the actual reason why personalizing your own home seems to be, one thing is for certain. After you are done with it, it feels great! There’s no denying it. And while it’s true that you are going to feel stressed at first, overwhelmed at times, we are here to tell you that there will be a huge payoff at the end. So, if you are ready to start improving your home, here are our top favorite tips.

How to personalize your home after moving overseas

There are many ways in which you can personalize your home after moving overseas. However, there is one thing we always recommend to our clients to do before personalizing their homes. And that is to clean their new apartments. And we are really serious about this. You should not take it lightly. While cleaning one’s home can seem benign, it’s one of the most important things you can do for your little habitat.

Brown Wooden Desk with a Rolling Chair
You can tell a lot about a person by the way their home looks like.

The house you are living in is a representation of you. To the degree you are living in the house, the house is you. Make your bed, clean your room. Put your things in the appropriate drawers. Organize and declutter the things you don’t need. Trust us, while it might not seem as much, doing this is an actual godsend. However, once you do clean your room it’s time to make it beautiful.

Make it beautiful

After you’ve cleaned and organized your home, it’s time to start to make it look like something. We recommend starting by asking yourself a few questions. Things like “what makes me feel playful, full of joy and inspiration?” or “what makes me feel at home and relaxed?” are great primers. Use whatever comes to mind for inspiration for finding the perfect color scheme, and style of your new home.

Let your imagination run wild.

After you’ve cleaned your home, and started to draw inspiration for your new home, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. If you are moving with family we recommend you talk with your partner and see if you can come up with a common theme. A color palette you agree upon. A furniture piece you both like. Or something else entirely. However, don’t feel the need to transform your whole house overnight. Small and gentle steps are key. As long as you feel that you are moving in the right direction you can be confident that you are on the right path.

Personalize your home after moving overseas with meaningful items

We recommend that our clients always use meaningful items to decor their homes. Or in other words, meaningful items that hold sentimental value to them. That shows other people what they care about. While it might be daunting at first, this is the first step to developing your own taste and style. The easiest way of going about this is to put your favorite books on display.

In conclusion

There are a number of reasons why you would want to personalize your home after moving overseas. From making it feel like your home to helping you feel safe. Whatever the case might be it will boost your mental health and clarity, which is always a plus. That’s why we always wholeheartedly recommend to our clients that they should seriously consider personalizing their homes. However, even if they do, most of them don’t know where to start. And we always suggest that people clean their apartments first. This will help remove mental fatigue and will help you feel on top of things. It will also allow you to draw more inspiration about how to approach personalizing your home.

If on the other hand, you would like to hire moving services that could help you relocate to your new home in a blink of an eye, make sure to check out moving service Japan.


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