Moving is a busy time, but you can still spice things up with a little romance on Valentine’s Day. Show your partner/moving buddy how much you care with a special meal, a thoughtful gift or an at-home date night in your new house.
There may be plenty to do after moving, but there’s also plenty to celebrate. Don’t let the excitement wane from your romance just because there’s a stack of boxes to unpack. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep the romance alive while you adjust to your new home.
Take Out and Eat In
Moving into a new neighborhood is the perfect time to discover that special café or hole-in-the-wall that becomes your new favorite restaurant. A quick search online or, better yet, a recommendation from a neighbor, will hopefully point you in the right direction.
Even if your kitchen is still packed away, you can have a romantic picnic on the floor. Throw in some candles and a bluetooth speaker, and you’ve got the mood set for a perfect Valentine’s date in your new home.
Bringing your Sweet Babboo flowers may seem cliché, but we think flowers never get old. They brighten spirits and rooms, especially when you skip the painted carnations and get a bouquet that shines or a potted plant to bring some added oxygen into your home as you get a workout moving boxes around.
In a new home without much furniture or decoration yet, a vase or funky pot full of floral love is a wonderful first step toward making things feel homy. Have you checked to see where your nearest florist is yet?
Balm for Achy Muscles
If you find yourselves a bundle of aches and pains after carrying that sleeper sofa upstairs, a massage could be just the thing to help relax and celebrate.
Many spas offer couples massages and treatments. Treat your partner to a relaxing getaway for a Valentine they’ll surely appreciate.
Valentine’s Day at Home
There’s plenty of ways to enjoy being under your new roof. After a long slog, a quiet evening doing some of your favorite activities may be the ticket. Here are a few ideas:
- Board games and a bottle of wine.
- Turn your open floor into a dance floor.
- “Camp out” with a tent in your living room.
- Project a romantic movie on an empty wall.
Get creative and use those unfurnished surroundings.
Explore Your New World
Whether you moved across town or across the country, there’s a different world outside your door. Valentine’s day is the perfect time to get out and explore it with your favorite companion. Take a drive, walk the beat or pedal around your new hood.
Find a new park to enjoy, discover new trails to hike or bike or just learn where your hardware store and local grocer are. You never know what you’ll find once you set out.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without the Stress
Moving into a new home doesn’t have to come at the cost of romance. We hope you’ll find ways to celebrate Valentine’s day and every day after your move. New rituals and new traditions come with the change of scenery. Make sure you start off right, and that your special someone doesn’t feel left out.