Moving to a new home is really only half the process of relocating. When you are finally in your new home or business and you are staring at all of the boxes and furniture that needs to be organized, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start. Dealing with the disorganization can be met with some professionalism however. Here are some tips on how to unpack the easy way.
Consider the essentials: some of the first things that you will need to start out with are your essential needs items. Usually these are items that you might have brought with you in your personal car or placed on the back of the truck so that you could access them first. Food, rest and bathing items are the most important things to access first. Unpack everything that you need to sleep, eat and keep yourself clean and then start unpacking room by room.
Begin in the kitchen: The kitchen is one of the best rooms to start in but you don’t have to fully unpack your kitchen to begin with. Start with some of the basic essentials that you need to cook and leave some of your more exotic kitchen tools in boxes for now.
Unpack in the bathroom: Start unpacking some of the items that you need for your bathroom and make sure everything works.
Start in the living room: The living room is a good next step. Get everything set up with your furniture and place it in a position that you wanted to be. You can consider hooking up entertainment units later but getting the bedroom setup is usually a good idea first.
The bedrooms: You don’t have to unpack your clothing and full bedroom setup in the first night. Dragging your mattresses and pillows into the bedrooms can be just enough to rest on the first night. Let your children and family members get set up and consider setting up all of the beds potentially the next day unless they are required or you have extra time.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to fully unpack in a single day, by taking your unpacking efforts slowly you can work at improving the unpacking process and optimizing it so that you can get just what you need in the early stages of a move.