When you move to a new home, it can be very exciting. Once your belongings are moved, however, it gets overwhelming. There is a lot of furniture to arrange and a lot of boxes to unpack. The following tips will help you move room-to-room and organize as you unpack and put things away. You will be glad you had a system in place instead of attempting to unpack haphazardly.
1. Find the Necessities
The very first thing you should do once the movers have unloaded everything off their truck, is find the most pertinent items. This includes clothing, toiletries, bedding, and towels. You will be tired by the end of the day, and not in the mood for looking for pillows and blankets when all you want to do is crash on your bed.
Get these out while you still have the energy to do so, and ask every family member to make up their own bed if able. You should also look for the kitchen essentials, like dishes, cups, and silverware, as you might need those soon as well. In the meantime, be prepared with paper or plastic products for meals.
2. Unpack the Kitchen
When unpacking boxes, start in the kitchen. Kitchen items tend to be used more regularly than other items in your home. You don't yet need to unpack your home's decorative items, but you do need things to eat and cook on. Before unpacking, get your kitchen ready by cleaning it if you haven't done so already. Wipe down the shelves and drawers, and put down contact paper if you want. Take a moment to decide where everything will go on the countertop, such as your spice rack, microwave, and toaster.
If you have bigger kitchen items that aren't in boxes, start with those. Set them where you think their permanent place will be, then start unpacking boxes. Just go one box at a time, unloading it and putting the items in the kitchen, in drawers, cabinets, or on the countertop.
3. Work on the Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The next most important thing to unpack and organize include bedrooms where people are sleeping, and the bathrooms. Don't worry about the office or guest rooms right now. By now, the beds should already be made. All that is left is putting clothes away in the closer or dressers, and unpacking other bedroom essentials.
f your kids are old enough, let them unpack their own boxes and put their stuff away. It is okay to check on them occasionally to be sure they are still working on it, but don't overwhelm yourself with other people's chores. Unpack your own boxes and get your bedroom in order. You can organize wall art and other decorative pieces for now.
If you haven't unpacked everything that goes in the bathrooms, do that now and get those bathrooms ready for showers and teeth brushing.
4. Organizing the Remainder of the Unpacking
For the rest of the house, you can unpack and organize at will. By now, you have gotten the most important things done. In the next few days, create a list that will help you organize how and when to unpack things. Go in order of priority, so you have things out and ready to use, such as office supplies if someone works from home.
For more tips and suggestions, contact local resources such as Midway Moving & Storage.Share
10 March 2015
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