Whenever we’ve moved to a new house, it’s taken a while to really get settled in. That’s no surprise when you consider that you’ve upheaved your whole life and dumped it in a place you don’t know; in the days and weeks after a move, it isn’t unusual for the whole family to feel disrupted.
Kids can play up as homesickness sets in and you and your other half may start to snap as you adjust to new routines. And, you can bet that the whole household will have a fair amount of trouble sleeping.
Peaceful sleep doesn’t go hand in hand with a new home – most of us take a least a few nights to adjust to our new rooms. We may sleep lighter than usual, or wake up wondering where we are. If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend the first few nights jumping at every sound and convincing ourselves there are burglars downstairs. But, no one likes going without sleep and the kids will soon start to feel the sting.
So how can you start sleeping easy in your new home?
Put security measures in place
When you move into a new house, you’re relying on someone else’s idea of security to keep you safe. That alone can leave you on edge and fearful about a break-in. If the locks are flimsy or the security cameras are old, is it any wonder every bump sends you jumping! Why not implement your own security measures? The first step would be to call a locksmith like Barry Bros so you can lock up at night in the knowledge that no one else has the keys. You may even want to call out an alarm company to install an upgraded model of the system you’ve been left with. That way, you’ll know that any bumps you do hear are nothing much to worry about.
Silence unfamiliar sounds
Every house has its bumps and creaks, but that doesn’t mean you have to get used to night time noises. Sometimes, there are solutions which can stop those creaking and gurgling sounds altogether. And, once those sounds are out of the way, your new place should finally start to feel like home. You’ll be glad to hear that most sounds have simple solutions – bleeding radiators can help reduce noise your heating makes. If loud bangs are the problem, try turning off your water supply and draining all your pipes. Whatever the sound, there’s sure to be something you can do about it. All you need to do is get to the bottom of where the noise is coming from….and hopefully it’s not the cellar!
*This is a collaborative post.