Moving into a new place is always a stressful experience, but often the homes we’ve grown up in offer comfort to us with our surroundings without us even knowing about it. It’s completely normal to feel a little homesick, whether you’ve moved off to start a new job or continue your education, or you’re having the time of your life on holiday. You don’t have to live with that feeling, here are a few ways you can make your surroundings more comfortable in a new place.
Remind yourself of home This may sound like the opposite of what you want to do when you’re missing home, but surrounding yourself with a few things to remind you of your old “normal” can set your mind at ease and encourage you to become used to your new environment. It’s not just specific features and colours we’re talking about here, people and pets are just as, if not more, important! Keep in touch with friends and family wherever you are; you may find putting pictures around the place is a great way to remind yourself that you’re loved.
Take the time to love your new space Sometimes when we feel homesick our first thought is to get out of the place that makes us feel uncomfortable. This can be partially explained by not thinking of our new surroundings as ours. Force yourself to spend a reasonable amount of time in your new environment to get used to your new surroundings. It’s completely normal to feel homesick for a short amount of time, but the more time you spend at your new place the more your brain is likely to accept it and finally relax!
Get involved in decoration Sometimes putting your own stamp on a place isn’t an option, but when it is, it’s a great idea to put your own personality into a space you’re going to be in. If a certain colour or style is you, don’t be afraid to get out there and use it. You’ll thank yourself later!
Who said gold and silver can’t shine together? ...
Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.