Unpacking and Setting Up Your New Home
Moving is a long process, and packing up your belongings and having your movers come to load up the moving truck is only half the battle. Once you arrive at your destination, you’ll need to give yourself time to unpack everything and get set up in your new home. Planning for a smooth move ahead of time will mean you can get straight to enjoying your new place with less hassle and more free time.
Planning Your Unpacking Strategy Beforehand
To make the process of unpacking far easier on yourself, you can plan out your strategy ahead of time. Beyond creating less work for you after the move, a well thought-out strategy keeps you organized and on track.
Ideally, your possessions will already be packed by room or by usage. Make sure every box is appropriately labeled when you put items in so you won’t get confused when unpacking or be unable to track down important items you’ll want to use right away.
Strategies for Unpacking
Start With the Essentials
Not everything needs to be unpacked immediately, but there are some possessions you just can’t go without. You should have a box packed with essentials, like toiletries, basic food prep items, and medications. This will likely be the last box you pack up and the first box you unpack in your new home – so even if you don’t get fully unpacked, you’ll still have everything you need!
Make a Floor Plan
Reassembling and moving furniture can be a challenge. You want to get it right the first time when you’re unpacking your furniture so you don’t have to reassemble later. Make sure you know exactly where each piece of furniture will be going in advance, so you won’t have to spend extra time experimenting with different locations. Ensure you put hardware for furniture you have to dismantle into a labelled bag so it’s easy to find and reassemble. You can also get help from your Edmonton movers when it comes to disassembling and reassembling furniture (ask us how!)
Unpack the Kitchen First
The majority of moving experts agree: The first room to prepare should be the kitchen. Organize everything you need for cooking and eating, like pots and pans. The exception to this rule is when you arrive late in the evening to your new home – in that case, you might want to set up your bedroom and bathroom first.
Set an Unpacking Deadline
One of the best ways to discipline yourself is to set a deadline. For example, you might set a two-week deadline for completely unpacking. This works even better if you have a specific reason for the deadline, like a housewarming party. A deadline will give you a much stronger incentive to get the work done.
Get Some Help
Chances are, you won’t be unpacking completely alone. But even with a couple of family members, unpacking can still take up a lot of time. Try recruiting as much help as you can get, whether it’s family or a group of friends. Having others around to help is also a great mood-booster when you’re feeling unmotivated to unpack! Finally, you can hire movers in Edmonton who will make it easy to unpack everything you need by placing your boxes and furniture in the right place.
Make It Fun!
If you’re like most new homeowners or renters, you just want to get straight to enjoying your home. The tedium of unpacking a house’s worth of possessions can feel daunting.
Playing upbeat music over a speaker is a great way to keep you energized while you work. Alternatively, you could listen to a podcast or audiobook on your phone. If you’re working with a group of people, lighten the mood further by ordering pizza or bringing drinks along. Making it a competition also increases the fun, while simultaneously forcing everyone to work harder so they can win.
Get Packing Services from Professional Movers
Moving is exciting and challenging. We’re here to help with all of your moving needs, whether you need assistance with packing, storage, or the move itself. With our expert moving services in Edmonton, packing and unpacking will be a breeze. Contact us today to discuss how we can help make your move quick and stress-free.