You can exhale! Aren’t you glad that the move is finally over? But no, wait, that’s not all! Now you should start unpacking all these boxes. Fortunately, we have compiled a guide to save you time and make the process as easy as possible. You can hire a professional moving company to help you out with this process as well. So, here’s what you need to start unpacking things properly.
Sort the boxes in advance according to the intended rooms
Putting all your boxes in one pile in the middle of the corridor will only create confusion. In addition, once such a blockage of boxes appears – it will take a long time to get rid of it. Instead, try to distribute the boxes to the desired rooms as the movers bring them from the van.
If during the packaging process you marked each container according to what room it is intended for, then great. If not, use the label on the box or packaging material to find out the contents.
Start with the main rooms
Better yet, start with the most necessary things. A box with basic necessities, in which such necessary things as toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items, prescribed medicines, bed linen, a kettle, instant noodles and a box opener are carefully packed, can become a real salvation.
After you have found this box, continue unpacking things through the rooms of your new home, starting with the most important one. For most people, it will probably be the bathroom (toilet paper, towels and shower curtain-bingo!), followed by the kitchen and children’s rooms. However, your route may be different.
Make a daily plan
To make the period after the move go more smoothly, make a daily plan for the first time. In addition to the unpacking process, your plan will most likely include planning visits of service personnel to connect utilities and necessary appliances, as well as cleaning and arranging things.
Don’t overdo it
After you have unpacked the essentials, calm down and take a break. Probably, you are already quite tired of the move itself, plus the fees and preparation, especially if you had to organize everything in a hurry.
Unpacking things and settling in at a measured pace will help you use your energy rationally and not overwork yourself. This approach will also leave you with positive and pleasant emotions about your new home, it doesn’t matter if you take a time out to take a nap on the couch (by the way, it looks great in the new living room, right?) or go for a walk and explore your new neighborhood.
Arrange the furniture
Professional advice: the room plan helps to turn the arrangement of furniture into a couple of trifles. It is possible that your realtor provided such plans even before you moved in.
If not, try to make your own, using some software for the design of premises (or an approximate pencil sketch – you are not designing a bridge). Then determine where the furniture will be located in the best way. Larger electronics, such as televisions or multimedia centers, should be installed only after all the furniture is in its place.
Make unpacking fun
Unpacking doesn’t have to be boring. There is nothing wrong with pulling out your favorite books or hanging valuable works of art before you start unpacking pots and pans. To involve the whole family in this matter, create a cheerful team spirit. Offer small prizes, for example, “the first one who finishes the box will choose where we will order dinner”.
We are here to help
No matter what stage of the move you are currently at, we can help – to the extent that you need. Before hiring the movers check moving company reviews and ask for a moving Quote. Be prepared to save your money and download and print a moving checklist. We are a moving company with flexible transportation rates so that you can order only the services that you need: transportation, packaging, storage containers, unpacking only, etc. The choice is entirely up to you.