With packing taking up most of the planning while moving, have you ever thought about the unpacking process? If you packed efficiently and were organized with what went in each box, unpacking your belongings might not take as long as you think. Here are some great tips for unpacking at your new space:
Creating a System to Unpack
Instead of opening random boxes and frantically trying to figure out where things are, make a list of what boxes are a priority and which ones can be saved for another time. If you wrote an inventory list when you packed, take that out and use it for reference. You may want to divide you packing into different rooms so that you know each one is completed.
What is Necessary and What Isn’t?
If it’s September, don’t worry about unpacking any Christmas decorations right off the bat. What are you going to need that day? A lot of the time, it’s bathroom necessities and some clothing options. If you packed some items for that day in a duffel bag or suitcase, maybe start unpacking any kitchen items for cooking or cleaning. Make sure you unpack a good amount of things to last you a few days while you get the rest of your belongings sorted out.
Unpack Your Kitchen First
Once you get the necessities out of their boxes, finish off your kitchen. Chances are, most of your kitchen items are breakable. Getting them out of their boxes quickly will help prevent any damage while unpacking the rest of the house. You’ll feel better knowing that the most essential room in the house is all done and ready before you tackle other spaces.
Unpack The Bedrooms Next
After your kitchen is ready to go, move on to the bedrooms. If your kitchen takes most of the day, maybe you’ll be stuck sleeping on an air mattress. That’s okay! Start organizing your clothes and set up your bed when you can if your movers brought it in one piece – great! Then you’ll just have to worry about putting sheets and a duvet on it. Maybe you won’t be sleeping on an air mattress after all!
Bathrooms and Furniture
Ensuring your bathroom essentials such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and soap are all unpacked once you arrive is essential. But all other bathroom items can wait. Once the kitchen and bedrooms are all set, take your time organizing and cleaning your bathroom. After the bathroom is finished, that’s when you can move onto living room furniture and any other spaces that need some unpacking.