Unpacking Tips To Help Settle In Quicker
Some people like unpacking in a new house because they associate it with a new start but others don’t enjoy it at all. Either way the job should be done quickly so that you can settle in and enjoy your new surroundings. There are plenty of unpacking tips to follow but most of them relate back to the packing to leave.
The first and most important tip is to ensure that every box you pack is labelled for the room it is to go into and a brief of what is in the box followed by a house inventory of boxes and items.
1. Kitchen – when packing up the kitchen make sure boxes are smaller for crockery and there will be less chance of breakage due to dropping. When all your boxes arrive for the kitchen you will know by size and label what you have got. Before randomly unpacking give a quick thought to the use of the kitchen and where it would be best to have your items placed in the kitchen.
2. Bedrooms – assemble the beds and make them. A good tip here is to pack all the bedding for each bed in a clear plastic bag and then each bag can be quickly located to the right bedroom.
3. Bathroom – when packing, separate into small boxes the different items to unpack, before putting them in a large carrying box. This way it will be easy to work out where these toiletries are to go and which bathroom.
4. Garage – when packing smaller items it pays to have grouped them together for ease of unpacking into the right section of the garage.
5. Living areas – the living area furniture is usually obvious and the movers will carry this into the right place for you but the accessories should be packed carefully into boxes and kept safe until you have time to unpack them which is usually one of the last jobs. Any paintings should remain in the packaging until all the furniture is out and you know just where you want to hang them.
General Unpacking Tips
• Prepare for unpacking by labeling and identifying boxes when you pack – number your boxes and make an inventory not only of the boxes but also where they are to go – keep out any tools you may need for assembling beds etc.
• Start sorting out your belongings one month before moving and discarding anything you don’t want to take with you and this will give you less unpacking.
• Start unpacking the essentials first: the basics in the kitchen so that you can cook a meal for the next day
• Then make sure the beds that are needed are made up ready for sleeping and hang clothes in the closet (this is a great job for the kids or for helpers as they don’t have to make any decisions)
• Start the washing – there is usually a lot of linen to wash after a move and if you put this on it can work while you work – another great job for helpers
• Unpack the clean linen for the bathroom and the toiletries
• Connect the computer and other electronic equipment
Once you have these jobs done you can then work through the remainder of the boxes in the following few days and get your house looking back to normal again.
We hope these unpacking tips helps you in your moving experience.