Settling in your new place is what turns it from a house into a home. Preparing the house and making it suitable to your way of living will set the tone for your life in your new home.
To make the whole thing seem like a great new adventure, it is best to think of as many aspects as possible before you settle into your new place. Dedicate some time to making it just right rather than rushing it.
If you rush, you will only end up with half packed boxes and a completely disorganized house.
Here are some tips I have collected over the years that make this transition as smooth as possible.