How to pack household things after moving a house
Unpacking household items and loose items packed inside the swap body or cardboard boxes after moving to a new home may seem like an easy thing to do. But believe me, it is not. In fact, I can tell you from my personal moving experiences that packing and moving only accounts for 70% of the complete relocation process, and the rest 30% includes unpacking and comfortable installation in your new house.
And therefore, I never consider moving to be a long task, I rather see it as a process that includes several important tasks, including unpacking and organizing and installing after moving to a new house.
So even if the movers and packers delivered all the household items and several boxes, don't rush to unpack everything at random. You'd better save your energy to unpack everything strategically and organize your new home comfortably.
It is not necessary to unpack all household items and cardboard boxes at once, as you may already be tired due to a busy packing schedule and traveling for long hours. And therefore, unpacking everything right after reaching your new home can become too stressful and tiring for you.
So it's time to take a deep breath and rest, then plan how to effectively unpack all of these household items, appliances and boxes.
It is strongly recommended to take your time and unpack the boxes according to priority, feasibility and comfort. But keep in mind not to delay the unpacking because unless you have unpacked all your household items, you will not be able to settle in properly in your new home.
So knowing how to unpack after moving to a new house is just as important. If you have moved or are planning to move and are wondering how to unpack effectively after moving a house, I am covered, because today I am discussing everything that is worth knowing how to unpack after moving.
I also share some of the best tips to consider when packing that will help you unpack your merchandise efficiently and effortlessly.
So let's start with the unpacking.
Tips for effectively unpacking after moving:
Even before unpacking, you should first clean your home as it is easier to clean an empty space.
Because, once you place the items, you may not be able to clean every nook and cranny of your new home, and the dirt will stay there until the next time you decide to make an effort to place the items. articles elsewhere to clean up the hard ones. -to reach the areas of the house.
Now that the house cleaning is out of the way, you can start unpacking. And for unpacking, the rule of thumb is to unpack the most essential household items first and continue to the less used items depending on your situation and lifestyle needs.
Now that the golden rule is sorted out, let's get to the unpacking job and here's how to unpack efficiently and comfortably after moving a house.
Unpack the essentials first:
The essential survival box (if you had packed one) contains all the essentials that help an individual survive the first hours in the new house without unpacking all the boxes. It is therefore obvious that the essential box or the survival box is the first box to be unpacked.
However, if by mistake you did not pack the essential items separately, you will have to make the extra effort to check your copy of the packing list and locate the boxes to remove the most essential household items.
Essential items usually include clothing, medicine, easy-to-prepare snacks, medicine, prescriptions, important documents, basic toiletries, mobile charger, etc., so be sure to unpack them early .
Unpack the child's essentials:
Now, once you're done unpacking the essential household items, it's time to focus on your child's and pet's items, if any.
Traveling is stressful for everyone, but it affects children and animals the most. Often, they do not express but remain anxious. So if you are able to unpack and organize your little one's items quickly, it will somehow create a familiar environment for them, which will in some way help reduce anxiety.
The same goes with your pet. It is therefore important to organize your children's room and your pet's items first and for this, quick unpacking of their items is important.
It is best not to disrupt the usual routine of children and pets too much, otherwise it can affect them and make them anxious in some cases.
Unpack the kitchen items:
Now it's time to unpack the kitchen items and set up your kitchen quickly so you can cook and feed your family and children. This is because cooking is something that you will need to use regularly, so there is no point in delaying it a lot. In fact, it is best that you have packed the kitchen items in a separate box so that you can quickly locate them and arrange them in the kitchen.
However, it is a fact that most of us have a lot of utensils and kitchen appliances, so if you are too tired to take them all out and put them in the kitchen, just take out the appliances and utensils which you need immediately. then come back to unpacking the rest of the stuff later. For now, you can keep the boxes packed in the kitchen as this will help you locate items later and free up space in the common area / room.
Organize the rooms:
After a long and hectic journey, we all need to rest and for this it is therefore important to organize your bed. Now, for the first night, you may not be able to organize a perfect room, but at least you can put the beds together and unpack the sheet, etc. And, if you've already set aside just one set of sheets for each bed during packaging, then unpacking becomes easier for you.
Also, take out pillows, pillowcases and comforters, etc., as you will need them for a good night's sleep.
Then remove the curtains. You have to put them for your own privacy and obviously to block the outside light. As for the other items in the room, you can organize only the room necessities on the first day and do the rest the next day or as you wish.
Like for example, each bedroom usually has a closet and its organization can be very important. So what you can do is take out some of your clothes that you will be using in the next few days and put them in the closet. And, for the rest of your clothes and other items, do it in the next 2-3 days.
Most bathroom essentials will go inside the essential box, like basic toiletries, towel, personal care items, etc., so hopefully by then ; you will have already unpacked these items. Now it's time to put them in your bathroom properly and enjoy a warm, relaxing shower.
Unpack the furniture:
If you have the sketches of the floor plan or the plan of your new house, it is advisable to decide which furniture to keep where. This will save you from wasting time deciding on the positioning of furniture and large appliances.
Now if you have a lot of big devices to assemble and organize, it's best to start with the most important ones. For example, the refrigerator, the dining table, the chairs, the washing machine, the stove, the dishwasher, etc. are the items you will need regularly. So put them together and arrange them first, then move on to the other furniture and appliances.
Other utility items:
One of the last spaces to unpack will certainly be the basement, the garage and other utility spaces. Now, as most garage items are not so essential, it's best to organize the space well before you start unpacking. However, do, unpack all the tools and other materials necessary to keep your home functional.
You can easily live without decorating your rooms, so I suggest you finally unpack the decorative items. And, once you've unpacked them, decide which item to keep where, and decorate your space accordingly.
That's about all you need to follow to safely and efficiently unpack your goods.
Now, there are some packaging hacks that can surprisingly help you unpack your goods efficiently, and we discuss them in the next section.
Get rid of empty boxes:
Now that you've finished unpacking, a big task is to get rid of empty moving boxes and other packing materials like foams, cushions, wraps, etc. Make no mistake, because it is a real challenge. The best thing to do is to see if the movers and packers would like to take it back. Some moving companies can take it back, especially if you have carefully unpacked these boxes and the boxes can be reused for packing.
But if that doesn't work, you need to get rid of it yourself, and we have a detailed article on how to get rid of empty moving boxes and other packing materials after the move which I suggest you check out. .
Packaging tips that help you unpack surprisingly
It is important that you pack your boxes correctly because if you are not well organized when packing, you may have a lot of problems and difficulties when unpacking household items.
Among all the other household packaging tips, the golden one is to pack the most essential items in a separate box so you can access and unwrap important items easily.
Another important thing to note at the time of packaging is to maintain an appropriate packing list and to clearly note which items are kept in which box.
You can also take appropriate photos of the boxes after placing the items inside, so you can remember how and where you placed your personal items.
It is also wise to opt for packing items in the room, as this will make things easier for you later when unpacking. Putting similar items together can be an incredible help when you unpack.
But no matter how you package it, keep in mind that labeling the boxes is very important for easy tracking.