How to Get Your Unpacking After a Move Done Quickly and Easily
You were probably excited to get started unpacking after a move. You probably knew that your unpacking stage would be easier than your actual move. Your plan was probably something along the lines of “never stop moving” since you had to get out by a specific date or otherwise be involuntarily locked out of your new home! Well, maybe you don t even have a specific deadline for unpacking after a move.
First, start with your bathroom. You can unpack in any room, as long as it is empty. Some advice suggests starting in the bathroom and moving toward the kitchen once the unpacking is complete. This works for me, as I have done it several times and feel very confident in reaching each room individually. If this makes you nervous, or if you find that you are overwhelmed at times, then you should consider hiring a moving company to do the job for you.
Next up is the bedroom. In the bathroom, it is important to set the shower up first so you can wash it off. Once that is done, you can move on to other rooms. In the kitchen, all the dishes should be wiped down.
Before you begin unpacking after a move, make sure that you have packed up most of the essential essentials first. This means the toiletries, clothing, kitchen utensils, etc. If you are packing up a large family, like myself, then be sure to break these down by room and then place everything in its proper place. It is a good idea to have pictures of things you are storing so you can remember what you packed where.
Once you have unpacked everything necessary, start unpacking your new home furnishing. This includes putting away your personal belongings in plastic bins and/or totes and label them clearly. Label as well which room they will go in. Also, label where your furniture is to go. As you unpack, put fresh towels in every room and hang up carpet remnants to act as spares.
The next step to unpacking after a move is to deal with the items that have been left behind in the old living room. If there is furniture in these boxes, don’t throw it out, just deal with it. Put aside the chairs, sofas, tables, dressers and other items in these boxes. Deal with these first, as you will need them before unpacking everything else.
Now that you have sorted and collected all of the essentials, it is time to start the actual planning of how you will arrange them in the new house. You can either start with a plan in mind or just start with a list of what items you think you will need and maybe where you will put them. When you start with a list, make sure you add anything you may forget at the end of the process. This is usually the most stressful part of the unpacking process!
After the basic furniture is arranged, it is time to get ready for the bathroom. First of all, clean out the closets and discard any dirty clothing. Then remove the boxes from the bathrooms.
You can also use the existing furniture in the rooms to help with the unpacking process. For instance, if there are two guest beds in a bedroom, then put one bed in the hallway and the other on the ground floor. If there are dressers in the bedroom, put one in the hallway, next to the door, so that you will not have to carry the heavy dresser upstairs. These are basic tricks that you can use to help with the unpacking after a move. It is easier to do unpacking furniture and then putting it away after the move when you have planned.
Now that the unpacking has been completed, you should start preparing for the new house. Start by unpacking the rooms, getting the furniture out and putting it away. The rooms that you unpacked should be lined with towels, bedding, pillows and blankets. Clean out the cupboards and drawers, as you will probably have a lot of clothing or old items that you want to store until you find a new house. The clothes should be hung or folded neatly, so they will not take up space in your new house. Make sure you get a lot of storage units, as this will make it easier for you to store your stuff in your new house.
These are just a few tips on how to get your unpacking after a move done quickly and easily. You should start preparing your new house a week or so before moving day, as unpacking will not take that long. You will be able to get the rooms ready, pack your boxes and have everything ready for your move on the day that you expect. You will save yourself time and energy, as well as make moving day more enjoyable. Good luck with your next move!