When It's Time To Unpack: Tips To Help You Survive This Challenging Aspect Of Moving
After a day or more of packing and driving, when you finally arrive at your new home, all you want to do is relax. But, there's a whole other step of moving waiting for you: unpacking. No matter how you slice it, unpacking is always going to be a bit of a challenge – though you can make it slightly less so by following these helpful tips.
Have the moving company unpack only the basics.
Most moving companies will unpack your items for you if you desire. If you have a large home and a lot of boxes, this might be might actually be an inconvenience, since instead of having everything neatly packed in boxes until you get around to organizing your new home, it will be unboxed and piled all over the place. For most people, the best option is to have your movers unpack only the main items. They can unwrap appliances and put them into the rooms they belong in. They can also unpack certain boxes that you have earmarked ahead of time as containing items you'll need promptly after the move. Have them leave the rest of the boxes so you can unpack them at your leisure.
Dedicate a few hours to unpacking each day.
If you plan on spending one or two days just unpacking, the task will feel overwhelming and you won't get to enjoy that time in your new home. Instead, plan on spending a set amount of time unpacking each day until the task is complete. For example, you can plan to spend 6:00 – 8:00 pm unpacking each day. It might take you a week to finish, or it might take a whole month. But, you'll never feel like all you ever do is unpack, and you'll have the time to enjoy other aspects of being in a new home, like exploring your new town and shopping for new home décor.
Work your way from room to room.
If you haphazardly bounce from room to room, you won't ever feel like you're making any progress. Have your movers sort boxes into the rooms they belong in. Then, start unpacking in one room, and complete that room before moving on to the next one. Usually, the kitchen and bathroom should be unpacked first since these rooms have little function without the basic items they usually contain. Your bedrooms can wait as long as you have a basic mattress on the floor and a few pairs of clean clothes to wear.
Unpacking is never going to be as fun as indulging in your favorite hobby or exploring your new town. But, with the tips above, it does not have to be quite as miserable.
For more information or advice, talk to a company like Elite Moving.