How to Unpack After Moving
Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s lifetime, so when you’ve finally arrived at your new home it can be tempting to just crash out and leave those masses of boxes until another day. But don’t procrastinate – the sooner you unpack, the more quickly you’ll feel relaxed in your new environment.
The unpacking process may seem daunting, but with a little know-how and preparation, it can be a breeze. For all the essential unpacking house tips, keep reading!
The Pre-Move Preparation
Getting started with any task is always the hardest part, but trust us – the more you unpack, the easier it gets!
- To simplify your unpacking process, you have to begin while packing all your belongings in your old home. Clearly label each box to indicate what it contains and which room the items belong in, so that once you arrive in your new home you can immediately move the boxes into the correct rooms. Color coding the boxes is also a fantastic way to ensure they’re easily identifiable.
- Take furnishings into account – if you’re getting furniture delivered, or you have flatpacks to assemble, you’ll need to get this out of the way before you can unpack your belongings. Make a list of all the items of furniture you’ve ordered (as well as those which you already have) so that you can plan which pieces you need to prioritize – perhaps assembling a desk can be left until later in the week, but you’ll definitely be needing a bed to sleep on tonight! Planning ahead ensures the unpacking process goes as smoothly as possible.
- Depending on how the previous tenants left the property, you’re most likely going to be doing a deep clean before you begin unpacking. Factor in time for this, as you no doubt want your home to be spotless!
How to Unpack Quickly After A Move:
With a little preparedness, unpacking is ten times easier, but can still be time-consuming if you’re unsure where to start. So, follow this simple system and your new home will be complete before you know it.
While it may seem obvious to start by unpacking the essentials, what exactly does this entail? Consider everything you can guarantee you will need to use over the course of the next 24 hours such as a basic toiletries, your bedding and enough plates, cutlery and glasses for your dinner and breakfast the next morning – you can even write a list of everything you need to unpack immediately. By unpacking these items first, you’ll feel much more at ease, and there won’t be any added stress when it’s time to make a meal and wind down for the day.
Take it one room at a time, beginning with kitchen, as you’re sure to be needing to prepare meals during the unpacking process. You can always switch up your organization system after a while, but to begin with, simply place everything away in a logical system so that you’ll easily be able to find items at a later date. Unpacking one room at a time is a sure-fire way to avoid chaos, and once you’ve fully completed a room, the rest of the house doesn’t seem so stressful!
As soon as you’ve unpacked a room, dispose of all the boxes and materials or move them to the garage if you intend to reuse them. Not only are they unsightly, but they’ll make your space less accessible for further unpacking. It also makes spaces for unpacking and arranging home decor items which help to make your new place really feel like your own. Say hello to your beautiful new home! If you plan beforehand and take the process one step at a time, unpacking doesn’t have to be stressful. Now all you have to do is relax and make amazing memories with your loved ones!