There is no one best or the easiest way for unpacking after a move. There are a few strategies that you can use in combination with one another to efficiently unpack and make the entire process smoother and simpler. But things are bound to get a little out of hand because you tend to lose patience and determination once you have moved into your new house. You want to unpack everything all at once and this is where mistakes happen. When you are unpacking after a move, you must remember to keep every room in focus. You must follow a system.
The following section describes all of these points in detail. Let’s have a look at a few quick tips for unpacking after a move:
1. Understand How Long It Should Take
It is usually going to take you at least one day to unpack all your stuff. This is if you are efficient and move quickly but not hastily.
2. Decide Upon A Starting Point
You will have to start at the beginning. It could be any of the rooms that you think you will be using the most or would want to use first. You can either begin with your bathroom or your kitchen depending upon your usage and needs.
3. Unpack Your Essentials First
Do you remember making an essentials box and keeping it in your car with you? The first thing that you should unpack is that box. It has all your medicines, prescriptions, important papers, hard cash for emergencies, a few sanitary items, baby care products, and a lot more.
4. Remember To Hire Someone To Help
If you don’t know how to unpack after moving, you can always hire a professional to do this for you. They will be responsible for the entire move. They know the best way to pack your stuff and move it to its new destination. They are also going to unpack and assemble all your furniture and belongings without you having to supervise any of the procedures.
5. Pack With Due Diligence
Now, this is something that you should have exercised right in the beginning. You should always pack your stuff keeping in mind your unpacking process. It is going to make the entire procedure very easy and will help you settle into your new home without any hiccups. People often store their toiletries, medicines, and other important documents in their moving boxes. This is not the right approach. If you have any shampoos and toothpaste and other daily-use items, make sure to pack them in a container that is easily accessible so that you will remember to unpack them the first thing you have moved into your new house. So yes, pack all your stuff keeping your unpacking in mind.
6. Get Familiar With Your New House
The best way to get familiar with your new space is to take a tour of the house with your family. This will make it easier for you to select a spot where all your heavy furniture pieces and big cargo can go. You can also select the spaces where you will be opening up your office and kitchen appliances for the time being. Once you have acquainted yourself with your new house, you can decide which boxes will go into which rooms and where exactly your clothes are going to find their temporary spot so that they are easily available whenever you want them. This way, unpacking all your boxes becomes very easy.
7. Assembling And Arranging Your Furniture
Now that you have acquainted yourself with your new house, it is time to choose a spot where all your heavy furniture pieces will be assembled and put back together. Your shoe racks, wall units, bookcases, heavy recliners, dining tables, center tables, sofas, and chairs will need to be reassembled. You must make sure that you assemble all these pieces in a wide space without any hindrances or chances of breakage.
8. Distributing All Your Boxes
A quick tour of the house also helps you choose rooms for every member of the family. It helps you decide which boxes go into which room so that unpacking all of them becomes simpler and faster. It helps you prevent any unnecessary mess and also, enables you to decentralize the entire process of packing. So this way you will not be opening all your stuff in one place and creating unnecessary clutter for yourself in your new home.
9. Clean Clean Clean
It is very important to start cleaning every room before you start unpacking its stuff. You can either clean the whole house all at once or you can do it room by room as you start unpacking all your stuff. Some homeowners believe that a deep cleaning process is necessary before they start moving their stuff into the new house. You can do that too.
10. Prioritize Your Rooms
You can start unpacking all your stuff room by room as well. If you think that your bedroom needs to be unpacked before anything else, find your bedroom containers and boxes the first thing you move into your new house. Once you are done with this, move on to your living room and then the guest bedroom. Just remember not to leave the unpacking process of any of your rooms in the middle. When you begin unpacking a room, make sure to complete it before you move on to the next space.
11. Unpacking Your Kitchen To Unpack Your Home
You must be wondering why this point is at the conclusion of the blog. This is because this is the step that puts everything in order. Unpacking your kitchen items and putting your kitchen in order should be your first priority. This puts everything in perspective. Once you have your critical appliances up and running and your kitchen completely functional, you will be able to think straight. Once food goes into your tummy, your brain starts functioning as it should. You can concentrate on unpacking the rest of your rooms one by one or as the need arises. So remember to unpack and settle your kitchen first and the rest of the things will just fall into place automatically. Happy unpacking!
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