A woman packing boxes to move house

How to help your friend settle into their new home

Moving house can be an exciting experience, but it’s also a stressful one.

If you have a friend who’s about to pick up the keys to their new home, you’ll be looking for ways to make their transition as smooth as possible.

We’re going to take a look at some simple ideas to help your friend settle into their new environment and celebrate this important milestone in their life.

1. Create a packing playlist

No one enjoys packing, so make your friend a playlist to keep them motivated as they sort through their possessions and pack them away.

As well as helping them to stay upbeat with some energising tunes, your friend will be touched to know that you’re thinking about them.

2. Offer practical help

There’s so much to do when you move house, from packing up and cleaning your old home to organising everything in the new place. Take a day off and offer your friend a helping hand with all those jobs that need doing.

Arrive prepared with cleaning materials, extra packaging and a toolkit if you’re good at DIY. Your friend will be eternally grateful for your help with that never-ending list of tasks!

3. Provide homemade meals

Moving house is hungry work, so what could be more welcome than a homemade meal? Prepare some food to bring over to your friend on the day, and provide a welcome break from the chaos of moving house.

You could also fill up their freezer with a selection of different meals and goodies so that in the hectic days after moving, they don’t even have to think about cooking.

4. Send a personalised gift box

If you’re looking for new home gift ideas for your friend, why not consider personalised gift boxes? Fill a box with thoughtful and practical treats handpicked for your friend, like soap and candles that can be put to good use in their new home.

Have their new home gift pack sent directly to their new address as a wonderful surprise to help make their new house a home.

5. Babysit pets or children

Offer to babysit your friend’s pets or children while they move, and help to lift a weight off their mind. You could pick your friend’s kids up from school and keep them out of the way while your friend unpacks the essentials. Or, take them for a day out somewhere fun.

Or mind their furry companion to keep them safe during the chaos of moving. It will mean your friend doesn’t have to worry about them, and you get to have some fun time with their pet.

Send personalised gift boxes for the best housewarming present!

Whichever way you choose to support your friend while they’re moving house, your gesture will be appreciated.

If you’d like to send a new home gift, check out our customised gift boxes that you can fill with original items from Australian brands. Have fun picking out the perfect pieces to create that homely atmosphere.

We also offer curated gift boxes to help you with your choices.

Want to know more? Contact our friendly team — there’s nothing we love more than talking about our fun-filled boxes!