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5 Tips to unpack your home after move

July 24, 2020

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5 Tips to unpack your home after move

When it comes to moving to a new home it is special for everybody. Packing up is a sheer effort for some people but unpacking at the new house fills them with a feeling of hope and potential. Most other people enjoy the excitement that comes with home packing but dislike the drudgery of unpacking until the moving trucks at the new house have emptied furniture and boxes. Whatever camp you’re in, following a basic process will make your home unpacking as straight and smooth as possible.

Unpack in a Systematic Way

Before you jump in and randomly open boxes, know what you're unpacking. Make sure you have a copy of the inventory list — either the one issued by the moving company or an inventory that you created to monitor your belongings before moving. Ideally, packing involves boxing items by use or room, so be sure to check box labels or open them up and peer inside before you start emptying them out.

Start With the Essentials

First, unpack the boxes with essential items. It would be one of the first boxes that came with you in the car off the truck, or the boxes. Here are the important things that you need in the short term to keep your home going. If you haven't allocated a box or two for the basics, check quickly for boxes that hold everything you need to get around for at least a few nights. Such important items will usually include basic toiletries, medicines, books, and documents with main addresses and telephone numbers, as well as some basic items for preparing food.

Unpack the Kitchen First

Now unpack the things in the kitchen and put them away. If the boxes have been correctly labeled, you will be able to find relatively quickly what is required. If you have time, putting the kitchen cupboards and cabinets in line first is a smart idea. If you don't have time to finish the kitchen absolutely, just unpack everything you need, including a few pots and pans. Get the bigger appliances hooked up, then plug in some tiny appliances that make your life a little easier.

Do the Bedrooms Next

Put the beds together after the kitchen, and unpack the linens for each bedroom. Ideally, when you packed you should have set aside a single set of linens for each bed; if so, it would be relatively straightforward to get your beds ready for the first night. Decide on placement and arrangement of furniture wardrobes before unpacking boxed items, if necessary. 

Move to the Bathrooms Now

Bathroom fittings are essentially already functional when you move in, as long as the water is turned on, but you'll need to quickly unpack towels, toiletries, and other bathroom items. Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than having a cozy, fully stocked bathroom. Once again, begin by unpackaging the most essential items — body care products, shower curtains, and towels.

If planning for a move in the near future and need assistance with packing and unpacking your belongings, contact a Full Service Moving Company in New Haven, Connecticut.

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