Making Moving Easy: Simple Unpacking Tips

Moving is a stressful and chaotic experience, but the mayhem doesn’t stop once the truck is unloaded.

That’s only half the battle. 

Unpacking at your new home is exciting but a daunting task. Here are a few expert tips to help with the unpacking process. Use them to get organized and start off in your new home right.

Start With Good Packing

Begin packing with a strategy and a checklist. Make sure that you incorporate the following items on your to-do list.

Declutter Before you Pack

A household move allows you to decide which of your things are most meaningful to you. 

Go through your home room by room. Discard broken items. Then donate the other things you no longer use to charity.

Don’t move the stuff you don’t need or want! 

Create an Essentials Box

Pack a special essentials box filled with items you’ll need right after the move, in case you can’t get everything unpacked quickly. Make sure to include the following:

  • Self-care item and medicines 
  • A change of clothes
  • Snacks
  • Chargers, batteries, and cords
  • Tools and Accessories

Label Everything Clearly

Unpacking is easier if your boxes are labeled. Include a brief inventory and room destination on each side of every box. 

Proper labeling also allows you to prioritize which boxes to unpack first and which ones can wait.

Prioritize Rooms to Unpack

Your efficient labeling will guide your boxes to the appropriate rooms at your new home. Have a plan to unpack rooms by priority level.

Start by unpacking the bathroom, bedrooms, and then the kitchen. Make sure the beds are made right away so that at the end of your long moving day, you have a place to crash and get a good night’s sleep for the next day of more unpacking and organizing.

Take Your Time With Additional Things

Once you’ve got some of your primary rooms unpacked – take your time with the secondary spaces and items. Rooms like the guest room and den can wait as can items like artwork, books, and decorative pieces.

There’s no rush to get these extras just right, but if you still haven’t unpacked those boxes after three months, set a deadline to motivate yourself!

Keep Trash Under Control

Between the bubble wrap, packing paper, and boxes, you’re sure to have lots of trash. Designate a place for all your moving-related trash so that you won’t have to go back through later to clean it all up.

Select a large, empty moving box or two and make those your “temporary trash cans.” Use one for recycling and the other for disposal.

Break down and fold the empty boxes and stack them. Have a plan ahead of time to recycle or pass on your gently-used boxes.

Enjoy the Moment

Appreciate your new home quicker by following these unpacking tips.

If you need help packing or with your household move, we can help. Contact us today so we can make your move the easiest one possible