Turns out you might not have to do any expensive alterations to your new house to make it feel like a home. In fact, research suggests that stripping down to nothing and waltzing through the place is enough to have you feeling right at home in no time.
According to a checklist of rituals that people like to undergo when moving into a new place, throwing a housewarming party, indulging in breakfast in bed and buying new furniture were also considered important, but the 2000 respondents of the survey conducted by Very.co.uk also added a few more unusual household items they felt necessary to feeling most at home.
The most common were a bed, TV set and couch, while a hot tub was cited by nearly three quarters as top of the list, a massage table and even disco lights (preferred by the 18 to 24-year-olds).
Interestingly, the study also showed that it takes people an average of two months and six days to feel truly settled in a new place which would include going through the "feel-at-home" checklist.
Believe it or not, spending a full day or night on the couch was cited as third most important thing on the checklist, with buying furniture, throwing a house party and walking around the place as third, second and first respectively.
Placing a welcome mat at the door was the fifth most important on the checklist, with having a friend over for dinner at the bottom priority.