Since celebrating holidays traveling or spending time in pubs, bars and restaurants are off the limits due to the global pandemic, many people came up with the idea to rent a house or an apartment during the merry season. Leaving the old, familiar place behind and starting a new year in a fresh location can really improve your mental health.
However, one problem commonly arises. Rentals don’t feel like home! How can you be completely relaxed if you don’t feel comfortable in your rental? That’s why you need to make your space feel like home. Here’s how you can do so.
1. Bring your kitchen equipment
It’s commonly known that whenever we rent an apartment or a room, there is never enough kitchen equipment. The pans are usually old and the knives are not sharp enough. So, to prevent the frustration of not being able to prepare meals for your family while you’re away from the home, consider bringing some of your kitchen equipment with you.
You don’t have to pack whole sets of plates and glasses. Bringing a sharp knife, a pot and pan can really make your stay more comfortable. You’ll have time to spend with your closest ones without having to spend too much time finding suitable cutlery for your meals.
2. Coffee and coffeemaker
Is there a feeling that reminds you of home more than the first-morning coffee? Imagine not being able to drink your favourite wake-up beverage while you’re away from the home. That would be disastrous and stressful for many people. Instead of relaxing, you’d spend your time in the holiday rental stressing about the lack of coffee.
So, to prevent this issue from happening, and make your entire stay cosier and homier, bring your favourite coffee brand with you. Many rentals don’t have a coffeemaker, so consider packing one as well. You’d want to enjoy your time away from home while having homey vibes and atmosphere.
3. Your home’s scent
Like you’ve probably noticed, every home has its own scent. Whether it’s the warm soup slowly cooking on the cooker or beautiful scent of an air freshener, every household has their distinctive scent. So, what would remind you of home more than bringing the scent with you?
How can you make the scent travel with you? For instance, if you’re using a certain type of the detergent, bring it on the holiday with you. Besides that, if you’re keen on lighting up candles or incense sticks, it would be a great idea for refreshing the air in your rental.
4. Keep things organised
Is there a better way to make any space feel like home than having things organised and under the control? Even though you’ll be staying in that accommodation only during the holidays, organising your things can help you feel the homey atmosphere you might miss. How can you do it?
There are a couple of organising tips for rental homes you can try. Unpack your things depending on how long you’re staying. Keep in mind that as long as you can see your luggage, you won’t relax completely. So, hide your bags and place things nicely and neatly on the shelves to prevent the clutter.
5. Make the bed comfy
There’s no place like home. At home, the pillows feel softer and the bed seems comfier. Even though you can’t take your entire bed with you to the rental, you can make the rental bed comfier and cosier. This will easily remind you of home and let you relax completely.
One of the most important things when it comes to the comfort of your bed is the sheets. If the sheets are low-quality, chances are your sleep and rest will be affected too. So, whenever you’re sleeping at the rental, make sure to bring the comfiest bed sheets with you. Even something as simple as having high-quality bed sheets can make your stay more relaxing.
6. Don’t forget the holiday spirit
Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re planning on spending it in a rental, don’t forget your Christmas spirit at home. Even though you will be in an unfamiliar space, you can bring a cosy, warm, homey atmosphere with you by bringing Christmas there!
Decorate the apartment and play some Christmas songs to get in the mood. Consider starting a new tradition while you’re there. Remember to follow one of the most important Christmas traditions – the presents. Surprise your dearest ones with the gifts and memories they’ll cherish forever.
Celebrating holidays away from home can be thrilling, yet anxiety-inducing. To make your stay at the rental more comfortable and bearable, consider bringing the peace of homey atmosphere with you. These are some of the best ways to create a comfortable, warm setting in a rental you’ve never been to before.