Be Efficient when unpacking. After all the dust has settled on moving day, your work isn’t done quite yet. Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves once again and start unpacking all of your boxes and belongings to settle into your new home.
Unpacking made easy: Be proactive
You’ve probably heard friends and family say time and time again that they moved into their home X months ago and are still unpacking their boxes.
Not only is this procrastination frustrating, but it makes it difficult to acclimate to your new environment if half of your belongings are still in boxes.
Clearly, the best approach to take to unpacking after a move is to unpack as quickly as time permits. When you make unpacking a priority, you won’t have to worry about living around boxes for any extensive period of time.
To break it down for you and being effecient while unpacking, here is the basic order that you can use for simple unpacking and organisation of your new home:
- Kitchen: The kitchen is the most used area of any home since you will probably need to eat shortly after moving. Begin unloading and organising your necessities first of all, like silverware, plates, and your coffee maker. You can then unload pans, pots, and other accessories and organise them in cabinets.
- Bedrooms: After a long day of moving, you’ll thank your lucky stars that you organised your bedroom in advance. Begin by setting up your bed frame and headboard, which your movers should have placed in your bedroom for you. Unpack pillows and linens in order to make your bed for your first night sleeping in your new home. There’s no need to organise all clothing immediately, although it should be done within several days of moving.
- Bathrooms: After all of the necessities in the kitchen and bedroom have been organised, next up is the bathroom. Organise essentials like towels, toilet paper, and soap, and place your toiletries in the proper cabinets. This will make it easier to find what you need in the morning, like toothpaste and mouthwash.
- Other rooms: Within the first few days of moving, other rooms like your living area, office, and nursery should be organised. This is also the time to unpack and arrange all clothing and shoes in your closet and dresser. Aesthetic items like paintings, light fixtures and lamps can be set out after every room has been arranged, to put the finishing touches on your new home.
After you have tackled the interior of your new home, you can finish by organising items in the garage and storage. Before arranging your garage, make sure that you have the necessary shelving and storage space to keep all tools, garden accessories and boxes in order so that your garage stays free from clutter.
Top moving tip
If you anticipate that your moving day will be long and stressful, pack a small bag of toiletries, clothing, and food to take with you to your new home. This “emergency bag” will tide you over until you have unpacked all your essentials.