New House Tips and Traditions for Homeowners & their Loved Ones
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With lots of people on the move at the moment, we’ve rounded up the top greetings and traditions when settling into a new home – whether it’s you that’s moved onto pastures new, or loved ones that have a new place.
Moving into a New Home? Follow These New Home Traditions
If you’re set to pick up the keys any day, you’re probably busy organising removal vans and parcel tape, but what can you do to help settle into your new abode after you walk over the threshold? Go for these new home traditions.
01. Get to Know the Neighbours when Moving into a New Home
02. Have Some Special Items to Hand
It can take a while to make a house feel a home. But if you ensure some of your favourite knick-knacks are to hand, you can immediately feel more settled with a photo on the mantelpiece or a morning coffee from your favourite mug.
03. Superstitious about Moving into a New Home? Follow these Ancient Traditions
There are all sorts of weird and wonderful superstitions when moving house. One of the key beliefs is that sprinkling a little salt in each room – and hovering it up the next day – will ward off evil spirits.
It’s also believed that Thursday is a lucky day to move, while rainy moving days mean bad luck; that lighting a candle on your first night will bring light and cast out darkness; and that you should invite wealth and prosperity by boiling milk and rice in an open pot until it boils over.
A Loved One just Got the Keys? Remember…
If your mother/brother/sister/uncle has just moved house, there are a few things to remember before you pay them a visit.
01. Send a Greeting Card to Your Loved ones Who has Just Moved into a New Home
A thoughtful greeting card will mean so much to the new house owner and show you’re excited about their move. It’s never been easier to personalise cards and send them through the post – what better way to make a loved one smile? It will be exciting for them to receive and the cards will make a lovely display to help make their house feel more homely.
02. Buy a Housewarming Gift for Your Beloved New Homeowner
You don’t need to be extravagant here, but there are a range of gifts you could buy for your loved one to celebrate their new home.
If you want to keep it traditional, bread is a popular present that carries the blessing of “may your house never know hunger”.
Everyone loves a house plant, or you could even gift the more superstitious house buyer a lovely pot of salt for sprinkling or a candle for them to light on their first night.
We’ve got some more options for housewarming gifts. Have a look.
03. Celebrate Your Home with these New House Traditions & Make Your House a Home!
Be sure to invite yourselves over for some bubbly to toast their move. Maybe just wait for them to find the Champagne glasses, first.
Check out Gharpedia’s blog if you’re unsure what to gift your loved ones on this festive season.
We hope these new home traditions will help you to make your new house feel more homely. And if you have any new house traditions in your mind, do share in the comment box below.