Moving to your new home is an exciting adventure. To keep your stress to a manageable level it’s a good idea to have a plan for unpacking once you arrive. If you have taken the time to pack carefully by individual rooms and have clearly labeled your boxes you will be able to get your new house looking like home in no time.
It can be overwhelming to arrive in your new home and be surrounded by a mess of boxes. Taking your time and having a plan to help you unload your boxes can help you stay organized and get settled quickly.
Coordinating with your movers whether you are heading to your first house or moving to a luxury apartment is always a good idea. Share your plan and your expectations with the movers so that your moving day will go as planned. Here are a few tips to help you start your unpacking once you arrive at your new home.
It’s not the responsibility of your moving crew to help you move your larger furniture items to several places in each room until you are satisfied. You should have a plan in mind of how each of your rooms will be laid out. You can even draw out a basic floor plan for your rooms to help demonstrate to your moving crew where each piece will go.
Once you move into your new home you will have to prepare a meal in short order. Heading to your kitchen to unpack some cooking essentials should be one of your first priorities. Washing out your new cupboards and appliances is where you should start. Take some time to organize your dishes, food pantry, and pots so that you will have everything that you need within easy reach.
Make sure that you unpack your bathrooms as one of your first errands. Putting out your toothbrushes, a few towels and your shower essentials can help you feel a bit more like you are at home.
Your mattresses and bedroom furniture will likely be arranged by your movers. Let them know where you want your furniture to go so that you can make the beds for your first night in your new home. Get going on unpacking your clothes and setting up your closets. Once you have a few things hung and put away you will be ready to tackle the rest of the house unpacking.
Not everything that needs unpacking needs to be done right away. Before you start unloading your boxes it’s a good idea to check out the amount of closet space that you have in each room. This will give you a better idea of where your items can be safely stored and where you may need to make adjustments.
Your pictures and other interior decor are the things that will truly make your new house feel like a home. You may be tempted to start decorating right away but, it’s a good idea to wait until most of your important boxes are unpacked. Once you are settled for a few days, take your time and pick the perfect places for your decor items.
Moving into a new home can be as exciting as it can be stressful. Having an organized plan to help you unpack will help you to stay calm and enjoy the experience of moving and starting a new life.