Five Flicks to Watch When Settling in Your New Home
Whether you’re looking to treat your family to a cozy night-in or just want to snuggle under your covers by yourself, these five movies are the perfect way to get settled into your new living arrangements:
1. Home Alone (1990)
Kevin Mcallister’s antics in Home Alone are a great way to settle your family into a new home with some laughter. It’s also very informative, teaching lessons to parents about being more mindful of their children and giving children ideas on how to occupy themselves if ever left home alone. Don’t have a family? Home Alone can still be useful to you as you learn how to live on your own from watching Kevin. Kevin teaches you how to grocery shop, maintain your hygiene, and most importantly, defend your home from greedy burglars.
2. The Karate Kid (1984)
Settling into a home that needs some work? The Karate Kid might be just the film for you. When Daniel has trouble at school with his Karate-skilled bullies, he seeks the help of Mr. Miyagi, a sage handyman and karate instructor. To teach Daniel the principles of Karate, Mr. Miyagi enlists his help in various home improvement tasks, from floor-sanding, to house painting, and even waxing Mr. Miyagi’s car. Maybe Mr. Miyagi’s lessons will inspire you to pursue home improvement projects of your own.
3. Jumanji (1995)
If you or your family enjoy boardgames, Jumanji is the ideal movie to help you settle into your new home. In Jumanji, the Shepard family moves into their new home and stumbles upon a mysterious board-game. The game – called Jumanji – captivates the family’s interest, especially that of the two children Peter and Judy. It slowly begins the take over the whole house, as magic transforms the house into a literal jungle. The kids must play and win the game to free their home from its influence. After cruising through this rollercoaster of an adventure movie, you and your family can carry that excitement into a new game of cards.
4. The Money Pit (1986)
Teaching lessons both in finance and in relationships, The Money Pit features Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as they work to spruce up their new, but incredibly cheap, home. Sinking more and more money into what increasingly seems like a lost cause, the couple takes away important lessons about buying a home and renovating property. Perfect to watch with your partner or your whole family, The Money Pit is a great example of what not to do when buying a home (and some of the stresses we here at Garden State Home Loans help you avoid).
5. Poltergeist (1982)
Everyone rants about location, location, location, but what if your location is on top of an ancient burial ground? In Poltergeist, Steve and his family experience the dangers of not being cautious enough when choosing a new home. When their pleasant home life is turned upside down by vengeful spirits, they have no choice but to hire professionals to investigate and tackle their ghost problem. This can be a fun way to learn about being attentive to detail when buying a home. Pro-tip: Being built on a graveyard is usually a red flag.