You’ve already found a new place to stay, you’ve packed everything and all you’re left to do is drive to your new residence. Now probably all you can think of is you’ll have to go through the whole unpacking process all over again, and that doesn’t sound very appealing at all.
You will need a good plan of action to get through the unpacking of your new home. If you did a good job packing, including the proper labeling of your boxes, this should not be a problem. Give yourself plenty of time to unpack by taking time off work, hiring a babysitter, and getting some friends to help you.
Ask for help from family and friends. Put together a realistic schedule and include time to decompress periodically. Allowing yourself a few minutes here and there throughout the day will give you a chance to take a look at how the unpacking and organizing is going.
You will want to unpack your essentials first. Hopefully you labeled your boxes appropriately when you packed and know where these items are located. This can make your first night in your new home much less stressful.
Give priority to the boxes you have already labeled as “essential” when you’ve packed them. This is a great way of better organizing your move and you will also gain the necessary comfort for the first week in the new house.
If you’ve used ribbons to mark the important boxes, make sure you use those signs to unpack in the right order. If you won’t have enough time to unpack your bed, it would probably be a great idea to buy an air bed.
Another priority area should be the kitchen, especially if you moved frozen or refrigerated foods. The sooner you are able to get the kitchen area up-and-running, the sooner you will be able to make foods you prefer and stop spending money on take-out or delivery.
Just remember to unpack the important things and make sure each family member has access to clothes and toiletries. Then, in an orderly fashion, make your way room to room unpacking and, before you know it, you will be settled into your new home.
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