You just got your dream house. It’s full of your boxes… now what?
Moving into a new home can be very exciting however, the thought of unpacking can be overwhelming and stressful. We are here to give you a few tips on how to make the moving process easier and less stressful.
First of all, don’t rush into unpacking. Take your time and come up with a system.
Clean – We recommend that you clean the home first. It’s much easier to clean the home before you unpack your items. Wipe down empty shelves, clean floors, and make your home move in ready. Once your home is clean you can start unpacking your belongings. We also recommend wiping down any of your dusty items so you are putting out clean items in your new clean home.
Inspect – This is especially important if you used a moving company. Before you start digging in and unboxing, check all of your boxes for damage and report immediately. If you used a moving company, we recommend keeping an inventory of all the boxes so you can make sure they all arrived at your new home.
Organize the Boxes – We recommend going through all the boxes and putting them in the correct room, where most of their contents will be emptied into. By doing this you can tackle your house room by room with less running around.
Essentials – Locate and unpack your box of essentials. It’s a good idea to label your boxes when originally packing them. Your essentials box should contain toiletries, medicines, basic kitchenware, and other important items that you would need right away.
Unpack Large Items – We recommend unpacking and organizing your large items first. Organize your furniture and then unpack the smaller boxes. You can also get an interior designer to help you with furniture placement if you choose.
Have an unpacking party – If unpacking just isn’t your thing, invite a few friends and have a party. Provide food and beverages and have your friends unpack with you. Rule of thumb – do not get upset if things are no unpacked perfectly. After the party you may have some organizing to do, but at least everything will be unpacked.
Have more tips? Please post them in the comments section – we’d love to hear from you!