How to Unpack After Your Move

There is no shortage of advice on packing for a move, whether online or from friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. However, advice on unpacking isn’t as popular, even though it is just as essential as packing. The process of unpacking is as time-consuming and often even more stressful than packing. With the tips and advice on how to unpack after your move below, you won’t be living out of boxes for months.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Unpack

Unpacking is easier if you label your boxes as you pack your items. Color coding will also save you time and effort when unpacking. Here’s how to unpack systematically in less than a day.

Position Your Moving Boxes Strategically

Move-in days are hectic at best. Start by distributing your boxes to the appropriate rooms based on their labels or color codes as a rule of thumb. When it’s time to unpack, you won’t need to walk back and forth into different rooms or ruffle through multiple boxes to find items.

Clean the House

The best time to give a new home a thorough deep clean is before you unpack after moving in. You can reach corners that won’t be accessible once you unpack and position furniture and other belongings in their designated places.

It also assures you that you’re moving into a clean, healthy place for you and your loved ones. Use this time to disinfect the house, focusing on the bathrooms and the kitchen.

Unpack the Most Important Rooms First

Typically, you’ll want to start by unpacking the bathrooms first. Then, take on the kitchen. As one of the most used rooms in any home, you’ll need to use it earlier than the rest of the house.

Besides, you may want to feed your family even before unpacking the rest of the house. You can then unpack your bedrooms and wrap up with the family room.

How to Unpack After Your Move Efficiently

You’ll be exhausted when you move into your new home. To unpack efficiently:

  • Start with the essentials
  • Unpack systematically by positioning boxes strategically
  • Delegate and get every member of the family to help unpack their bedrooms (if they are old enough)

Unpacking might be a dreaded part of the move, but it’s possible to do it in a day or less with the right plan and systems. Label your boxes as you pack to make it easier to determine what goes where when you get into the new house.

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