Being away from home for a prolonged period of time can be a lonely experience for some, especially when they have friends and family back home waiting for them. No matter how gorgeous their long-term service apartments in Singapore are, they understandably will never feel like home. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do to give your apartment a touch of home so it doesn’t feel too far away. Here are some ways to go about bridging the gap.
Bring Photos & Other Sentimental Items Along
For some of us, photos and other sentimental items are powerful sources of familiarity and comfort in unfamiliar or even hostile environments. We keep photos of our loved ones on our work desks in the office to help us through long, hard days; soldiers stow photos away in their bunkers when they’re missing family after being away for so long; and likewise, as we place tangible reminders of the people we love in our service apartments in Singapore, we’ll never be too far away from warm, familiar faces. Whenever you find yourself missing home a little more than usual, all you have to do is look around your apartment.
Unpack Fully & Store Everything
More often than not, when you’re only abroad for a few months, and staying in a short-term, monthly serviced apartment in Singapore, there’s a tendency to not want to unpack everything just to avoid the hassle of having to put everything back again. However, this could make your stay seem even more temporary and detached than it should be. With Expat Corporate Apartments, you’ll have ample space and room to unpack and pack everything with ease. This way, as you see your stuff strewn across various parts of the house, it could create the impression that you’ve been around for some time, making your apartment feel cosier and more inviting.
Invite Visitors to Your Apartment
One of the characteristics of home is that it’s a place that you can call your own, and as you live in a long-term service apartment in Singapore, perhaps it would help if you could invite friends over for meals, get-togethers, and so on; even better if friends and family back home visit and you’re able to host them as well. This helps in fostering a sense of ownership over your apartment — it’s a place where you’d associate pleasant memories with.
Prepare Home-cooked Food
If you have a parent or relative at home who cooks, chances are, their food would form a significant part of your fondness for home. One of the best ways to always have a reminder of home is to learn their recipes and prepare them for yourself in your apartment whenever you find yourself missing home. It would be as if they were actually there making it for you. One of the best things about our service apartments in Singapore is that they come equipped with a fully functional and spacious kitchen so you can prepare your home-cooked meals with ease. There’s no better reminder of home than the aroma of the hot dinner that awaits you at the dining table every evening.
Find your home away from home with Expat Corporate Apartments’ fully furnished units that will provide you with all the creature comforts you need to fit right in. For more information about our apartments, please visit our website.