Moving can be relatively hectic so unpacking should be a walk in the park, right? Well, not always. So why should anyone dread unpacking yet it seems like the easiest part of the moving process? Imagine sitting with a pile of boxes with no clue where everything is going to go much less what’s inside any of them. Here are a few tips on how to unpack after moving.
How to Unpack After Moving
How to Make Unpacking Easier During the Move
Professional movers say proper planning before the move is the most critical step to a smooth unpacking experience. Here are some things you should do before moving day to make unpacking much less hectic.
Take photos before unpacking: snap a few pics of things such as the kitchen drawers, tool shed, desk area, the back of your TV and bookshelves.
Create a number and color-coded system for your boxes: this will help you to remember where everything goes so it’s easier to unpack them into their new spots.
Make it easier to unpack essentials: make sure you have a moving day box, label it then keeps it near you. The last thing you need is to be tearing open boxes trying to find your medication, toothbrush or pajamas for the night.
Clean the most important things: consider cleaning the following things:
- Kitchen cabinets
- Washing machine
- Outside and inside the stove
- Bathtub and any tub jets
- The refrigerator and refrigerator fan
Tips for Unpacking
Place Your Boxes in The Rooms by Color
It may seem easier to just pile up all the boxes in one place, but packing will be much easier if you follow the color-coded system to ensure each box is in the correct room. Consider having each door in your new place marked so your helpers can have an easy time dropping the boxes in the right spot.
Start by Unpacking the Bathrooms and Bedrooms First
Moving can be an exhausting and stressful process, so if you’re thinking about unpacking immediately, start with your bed and bedding. Do the same for your kid’s bedrooms. Having a comfy bed where you can rest after a long day will be worth it. You also want to unpack your bathroom boxes so you have all your toiletries and medication for the night and the morning as well. Moreover, a fresh shower after a long day of work will feel amazing.
Save the Kitchen for Tomorrow
The kitchen has plenty of tiny and heavy items so save unpacking the kitchen for the next day. You’ll want to be recharged and refreshed before tackling the kitchen so save the kitchen for when you’re well rested.
If you are planning to move, it is important to consider how you will unpack your items. These tips on how to unpack after moving can go a long way in making your move a lot easier. It also helps to unpack only one room at a time and work systematically, breaking down boxes as you go. Don’t unpack everything as some items will need to go straight to storage.