You did it! You survived your move. Unfortunately, you have another important and cumbersome task to get through. The unpacking. While its the last thing you want to do, you should get it out of the way as soon as you can. Then you can go on to enjoying and settling into your new space. Here are some tips to help you through this part.
Unpack With a System
Before jumping in, use what you already have available. It’s a good idea to use the inventory list you provided your movers, so you can keep track of the items your unpacking. Also, if you labeled your boxes, start by sorting them into their designated areas. It will seem less overwhelming this way.
Focus on the Essentials
We recommend unpacking the box filled will all of your essentials next. These are the items that you need to keep your home running for the next few days. This might include items like coffee, food, cleaning supplies, bedding, pajamas, toothpaste, shampoo, anything you’ll need right away.
Start with the Kitchen
For a lot of people the kitchen is another living space for gathering so it should be one of the first to get unpacked. Eating is also very important. If you have time, we recommend lining the kitchen cupboards and cabinets first. Unpack what you need most and be sure to hook up any appliances. You can come back to this space if you need to.
Do the Bedrooms Next
After such a long process, having somewhere to sleep and rest will be much needed. So the bedrooms should be another priority. Put the beds together and unpack the linens. At this point you can decide where furniture will go and install shelves so everything is ready to go.
Move to the Bathrooms
While everything should be in place, do unpack towels, toiletries, and other bathroom items such as curtains, medications, soap. This will make the subsequent days flow much easier, especially if you have work or other errands to get to.
Assemble and Arrange the Furniture
Once boxes and other items are in their general areas, you can now begin to assemble and arrange the furniture.
Start Settling In
From here you can now go through each room and take your time unboxing. You can arrange and rearrange to your liking, and begin to settle into your new home.
Also, be sure to celebrate after your done! You’ve certainly earned and it will mark a new chapter in your new home.