All your goods have arrived safely at your new home, but you’re not ready to breathe a sigh of relief yet. Right now, you and your family are surrounded by loads of boxes and barely-arranged furniture pieces. You need to get started unpacking, but you don’t know what to do first. Check out these tips to make everything goes smoothly.
Start with the Bathrooms
There’s one room that you, your family, and even the movers will want to use immediately when you reach your new home: the bathroom. Not only will you be answering your calls of nature, you’ll want a place to wash away the demands of the day when you’re ready to go to bed. Unpack not just basic toiletries such as soap and washcloths, but everything needed to make the room usable including linens, hygiene products, bathrobes, slippers, and any necessary medications. You want to make the space as usable as possible. If you have more than one bathroom, setting up all of them will prevent backups and reduce waiting time.
Your Personal Retreat
After a long day of moving, you’ll want a place where you can retreat and recharge for the next day’s activities. The most sensible spot for that would be your own bedroom, so unpack this location next. Arrange the furniture, make the bed, and put up the windows coverings for privacy. Then set out everything that you need to make the room complete including all your clothes, makeup, and even accessories for decorating. You want to wake up in a space that feels familiar so you know where everything is when you get ready the next day. You don’t want to spend extra time locating the things you’re going to wear because you’ll have enough to worry about when taking care of the rest of your home.
Save the Kitchen for Last
Because the kitchen encompasses food, utensils, appliances, and cleaning supplies, it is the most complex to unpack. So you need to save this room for last so you have the time to carefully consider how to set it up. If you’re worried about having no place to prepare meals, keep in mind that you should eat out or order take-out for the first few days so you don’t add kitchen tasks and dish cleaning to your longlist of moving chores.
If you need more information on how to unpack or want to get started in planning your move, please give us a call at Right Choice Movers.