Owning a new home can sometimes be as exhausting as it is exhilarating, but that’s all the more reason to celebrate New Homeowners’ Day on May 1.
New homeownership can feel both exciting and harrowing. For perhaps the first time in your life, you’re having to think about property tax, septic tanks and just how long you’ll be able to live with that outdated kitchen wallpaper measured against how much you have to spend on renovations.
Owning a new home is a dream come true for many people, and whether you moved in 12 days or 12 months ago, it’s time for a party. This can be anything from a big bash to an intimate gathering of just a few loved ones.
Be sure you don’t celebrate so much that you upset your new neighbors–in fact, this can be a great excuse to meet them. Break out the grill, stock up on drinks and snacks and roll out the welcome.
Perhaps you aren’t the party type, or maybe you’re just too exhausted. Today can be a quiet time to think about goals for the years ahead. You may simply want to spend a calm day gardening, getting your home in order or planning for future renovations.
Holidays can be great times to take stock and reflect on what lies ahead, and after the flurry that accompanies buying a home, New Homeowners’ Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that, in whatever way you choose.