The Best Ways To Unpack After Moving

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When you think of moving house, it’s the packing that you’re most likely to be concerned about. Putting everything you own into boxes, ensuring it’s all safe and secure, and getting it all done before the removal company arrives is stressful. However, something that can be just as stressful, and maybe even more so, especially after long distance moving, is unpacking again.

It’s crucial to get your unpacking done as soon as possible so that you can start to feel truly comfortable in your new place, but the idea of getting started can be hugely off-putting and even overwhelming. There is some good news though; if you work methodically and follow the advice we’re about to give, your unpacking shouldn’t be a problem. Read on to find out more.

Have A System

When you want to get your unpacking done quickly, it could be tempting just to get any box you can, open it up, and start putting things away. Although there is nothing technically wrong with doing this, there is a better way that will help you work much more quickly and efficiently. The answer is to have a system. When you work systematically, you can work faster, smarter, and be less stressed about what you have to do.

As long as the boxes are labeled correctly, the best system is to go room by room. Start with a small space such as the bathroom and unpack that in its entirety. Move on to the guest bedroom or study, and gradually build up to the rooms with the most boxes, which will usually be the kitchen and bedrooms. By completing each room one by one, you’ll be able to see how much you have accomplished and be motivated to do more.

Start With The Necessities

Many people find it helpful to store everything they don’t need right now in a storage locker. In this way, the only boxes in the property are the essential ones, and there will only be a small number of them. They can therefore be unpacked quickly and removed, leaving you in a fully functioning home without any boxes in it.

Once that is done, you can collect two or three boxes of non-essential items from your storage unit per week and unpack them too. You’ll have more space, more time to consider where everything can go, and you’ll feel less stressed. Once the unit is empty, your home should feel just like yours again.

Get Help

Another useful tip when it comes to unpacking is to get help. You can, of course, try to do it all by yourself, and nothing is stopping you from choosing this option, but if you have people to help you, you will find the work is done a lot more quickly and with much less stress.

If you are moving with other people such as a partner and children, get them to help you. The kids can unpack their own rooms if they are old enough, and your partner or spouse can take one end of the house while you start at the other.

Whether you ask friends, family, neighbors, or you hire people to help you, the unpacking will be completed in a few hours rather than a few days or even weeks, and you’ll feel comfortable in your home much sooner.

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