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Great Tips In Searching And Buying A Home

By Ciara Leigh

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:]

Many people face a feeling of fear at the beginning. You are used to a certain comfort and stability. There is that feeling of familiarity you get when seeing some people, or when you enter the house and smell a certain flavor. You are used to the neighbor next door always asking you questions and the dog that you hear barking at night but never see during the day. Consequently, the moving into a new place makes you feel insecure and afraid because you feel like you do not belong there. It is just an empty house. If it were not for the boxes in the living room with your stuff and your name on the door, you could easily say somebody else is living 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.

Do not rush. Nobody is hurrying you. The decoration of a house is a long process. Considering this is the place where you are going to live in from now on, take your time in picking everything needed. Make sure you really like what you buy and do not forget about the utilities needed in every house. Make lists and pick complementary colors. You have absolute freedom so make the place perfect for you.

When your apartment starts looking like a place you could live in, start making it familiar. Take out the things in the boxes and place them strategically around the house. Make a collage of pictures with friends and family, place an old drawing on one of the walls, and have a drink in the glass you received from a friend as a gift for your birthday. Let the old you into the new place.

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.

The secret is never to give up. Having a home is a process of creation. You need to put one brick at a time and, someday, you will just enter the apartment and feel that it is your place.

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