So you have just moved long distance and your goods have arrived at your new home. But before you can get truly settled and continue living your life you have to stare down the daunting challenge of unpacking and organizing the contents of the boxes. Fortunately there are ways that E.E. Ward can facilitate this final step of your transition back to normalcy.
Here are five simple tips to make unpacking go smoothly.
Label! Label! Label! From the onset of packing it is crucial that you label your boxes clearly. Although it may seem like a hassle, be specific. Instead of simply labeling “kitchen”, write “kitchen utensils.” It’s a small detail that can make a huge difference.
Essential Items! Also when packing, try to consolidate your most essential items into the same boxes. Ask your movers to pack these boxes last so that when they arrive at your new location they will be first off the truck. These items should be those that you most frequently use and will get you through the first few days of the unpacking process.
Kitchen! After unpacking your valued items, move on to the kitchen. This a task requires unpacking and organization of a lot of various items so do it while you are still feeling energized. On the plus side, you will have the convenience of making yourself a cup of coffee once this process is completed!
Beds! Depending on the size of your move, it could take days to fully unpack. So have your bed assembled and unpack your linens on day one. Some advice, once your bed is made. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the familiarity of a comfortable bed in your new environment!
Prioritize! As mentioned earlier, worry about the important rooms in your house first. No need to stress about unpacking the garage or the basement early in the day. Work on getting your kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms unpacked first.
E.E. Ward hopes that these tips will help you quickly and efficiently complete the move in your new home! Good Luck!