Do you think spending time and money on a temporary home is just not worth the trouble? Yeah… I used to think so too. But after moving into yet another temporary house it dawned on me. Spending money to create a super cozy crib is not a waste, it’s an investment in your quality of life.
“Spending money to create a super cozy crib is not a waste,
it’s an investment in your quality of life.”
Imagine this: you’re an expat and you just moved to Amsterdam. You know that you’ll stay here for at least two / three / whatever years because you just signed your contract. You’ve found an apartment. Maybe furnished maybe not. Now you find yourself wondering around your new house thinking about options A and B. ‘A’ being the cozy-this-place-up-option and ‘B’ being the just-leave-it-option.
Let’s face it, you already have a lot going on right now. Like performing well at the new job, getting to know your new colleagues, figuring out this new city and trying to understand the weird Dutch culture (so.many.bikes.) So yes, option B sounds pretty fantastic. There’s just one tiny thing: you are totally self-sabotaging all the things listed above.
Imagine yourself after a long and exhausting workweek. All you want to do is go home, kick off your shoes, pour yourself a drink and relaaaaaaaax. Are you able to really relax, recharge those energy levels and get yourself ready for a new week in your apartment? Do you enjoy being there? Or are you starting to feel a little lost and is your apartment just this place where you happen to sleep?
I believe that feeling at home will help you stay energetic, healthy and focused. Read all about that HERE.
Therefore, I dedicated my company, ExpatHome, to helping expats settle into their new houses a.s.a.p and help them to get to know Amsterdam. And hopefully, make you fall in love with Amsterdam like I did many years ago.
“…and hopefully, make you fall in love with Amsterdam
like I did many years ago.”
Turning an apartment into your home away from home can easily take up all your spare time. If you do it by yourself that is. I’m an interior designer and I’m offering you my help, my styling secrets, my network and my never-ending enthusiasm. You can be as involved or uninvolved in the whole process as you please. I can assure you that together we can make you feel at home in no time.
Are you ready to invest in your Amsterdam adventure? Let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon?
Marlies Novica is an Amsterdam based interior designer who loves to make you feel at home. Learn more about her here.