Getting your one place is one of the most important steps each one of us takes in life. It gives you Independence, security, and, most important, it confirms your financial status. You reached this critical point in your life when you can make it on your own. You may ask why this is a critical stage. Well, the answer is very simple. Besides all the positive things, getting your own place is also about responsibility. You have now a new house that needs to be turned into your home.[I:http://www.articledir.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/KerryLeichsenring5.jpg]
It may sound very simple but, when step into an empty apartment, the feeling of fear and insecurity will appear. There will be a strange smell, completely unfamiliar to you. Also, you will miss the people who constantly used to be around you. There is no more yelling, no more constant laughs, no more argues, no more cooked meals. It is just you and the boxes in the living room with your personal stuff. Nothing, except your name on the front door, says than you live there.
It is a long process of accommodation, but it is also a fascinating journey. The first step is to start decorating. Most people usually start with the bedroom, but this is a personal choice. My advice is to begin adding pieces of furniture and objects in the room you spend most time. Pick a certain style you like and go shopping.
Take your time. You do not have to rush in buying things that you will not like later. Take a good look, analyze both the price and the quality and see similar objects. You will know which one is perfect for what you need. Moreover, you do not have a deadline to finish decorating your place, so do not rush. Remember that you will be living there for a long time.
After you finished decorating, take your stuff out of the boxes. Give the place a little bit of the old you. Put some pictures around the house, arrange your clothes in the wardrobe, and make a coffee in the can you have from your best friend. Then simply just look around. You will see how every little or big thing that you bought and arranged in a specific way will give you a strong feeling of confidence.
As a final point, try organizing something in one evening. You may cook, buy some drinks, and gather your close ones. Show them your new place and share opinions. This will raise your self esteem. Also, from that point on, your friends will know where to visit you.
It is true that this entire process is much easier when two persons are involved because they can help each other and may overcome the negative feelings more easily. Also, they can do shopping together and have more fun. But then again, if you are moving alone, you can also call your friends for help. So, there is no reason to be upset.
Just gather your forces and turn your place into a warm home. When you will step in your new house and get this feeling, you will know that all your efforts were totally worth it.