Moving is an epic blend of excitement and exhaustion!
And Texas Moving USA, being a professional moving company, understands it completely.
People not only have to pack their stuff and move it to a new place. But, they also have to unpack the boxes and set them in their new homes or offices.
The majority of the people unpack the boxes themselves. They don’t let the professional movers handle it, as the moving company will charge more for unpacking.
And that’s perfectly fine. You can unpack yourself and save your hard-earned bucks.
In today’s article, I will guide you on making unpacking and settling into your new place hassle-free.
7 Essential Steps To Make Unpacking Less Stressful
- Proper Planning and Organization
To make unpacking hassle-free, pack your stuff with proper planning. A properly organized planning can cut down the stress of unpacking.
The first thing you need to do for stress-free unpacking is to prepare a box of essential items. The box should include the items that you’ll need immediately at the new place. A few common examples of the things that should be in the box:
- Toiletries (Especially Toilet Paper)
- Cups, plates, bowls, knives, etc.
- Sleeping bag, in case, if the bed isn’t put together in time.
- A pair of extra clothes
- Water bottles (Sealed)
If you have this box ready, you will have all the necessary items with you. This means you won’t have to frantically look for items in the packed boxes. Or make a run to the nearest grocery store.
After making your essential box, make sure to label it like every other box. Let’s talk more about labeling and how it can save you lots of time while unpacking.
- Label The Boxes
Once you are done packing your boxes, label them. Write down what the box contains and in which room it will go. Also, mention ‘handle with care’ if the items are fragile. You can also use colored papers to assign the boxes to the room.
For instance, the box with purple paper means it contains study room items. You can stick the purple paper on the study room’s door. It will guide the movers to keep the boxes with their respective color codes.
Labelling will make it easier for you to shift the boxes to the respective rooms in the new place. It will save you from opening dozens of boxes and sending them to the rooms.
Oh… and make sure that you don’t label the boxes on the top. If the boxes are stacked up, you won’t be able to see the labels. Always label the box on its side. This little trick will help you save time.
The next step to stress-free unpacking is…
- Set Up the Office Space
If you run a business or work from home, you need to set up your office first. Unbox the items of your office space and set them up. This way, you can resume your work the following day.
Unpacking is a physically tiresome task. By the end of the day, you might not have the energy left to set up your office. Thus, make it the first thing as you move to the new place.
After setting up the office, you will…
- Assemble Furniture
What would you like to do after a busy day of moving and unpacking?
To sleep like a baby, right?
Now let me ask you where you would like to sleep? On your soft, comfy beds or sleeping bags? I am sure nobody would like to sleep the night in their sleeping bags.
Hence, assemble the beds before unpacking the boxes. Guide your movers where to put the furniture. In this way, you’ll have to do less heavy lifting.
Assemble the beds, and once you are done, move on to…
- Tackling the Kitchen and the Bathroom
It’s time to set the heart of the home. Yes, I am talking about the kitchen. The kitchen contains more items than any other room. Thus it makes sense to unpack the kitchen items and arrange them to settle quickly in your new space.
After the kitchen, head towards your bathroom.
I am sure you would love to take a bath, change your clothes and then retire to bed. You wouldn’t want to sleep in the same clothes that you wore while moving, right? So, unpack the essential items’ box. Take out the toiletries and place them in the bathroom.
If you’ve other boxes for bathroom items, unpack them and arrange them. It will make it a lot easier for you to freshen up and unwind during a tiring day.
After the bathroom and kitchen, gather the boxes for the remaining rooms.
- Unpack the Bedroom, Living, and Dining Room
Assembling beds? Checked.
Woah! Good job. The hard part of unpacking is over. Now you’re left with the bedroom, living and dining room.
Grab the bedroom boxes and start unpacking them. Arrange the items in your room, throw on some fresh bed sheets, and you’re done!
We would like to share a little tip here. If you have more than one bedroom at your place, pack separate boxes for it. For instance, if your daughter has a separate bedroom, pack her stuff in a different box. Don’t add it to the box that contains your bedroom stuff.
Trust us, it will help you unpack quickly and easily. You won’t have to move to and fro to get set the items in different rooms.
After arranging your bedroom, unpack the boxes for the living room and dining room. You can unpack their boxes later on too. As these rooms aren’t very important.
The last step in today’s guide is to…
- Keep Away Non-Essential Items
Do not stress yourself with items that you don’t need until next year. For example, Christmas decorations, spare car parts, etc. Keep these items in your basement or attic. You won’t need them immediately.
Hence, take a rest, and unpack these boxes when everything else is in place.
The Secret To Smooth and Hassle-Free Unpacking…
Unpacking can be nerve-wracking, true. It can take a few days or even weeks to get settled in the new space.
But, if you properly pack your stuff and be orderly about the unpacking process, you won’t have to break a sweat. You will unpack your stuff quickly and enjoy the whole process.
We hope that the guide shared above helps you smoothly unpack all your stuff.