Have you just finished your move to your new home? Were you expecting the packing and the moving itself to be the worst part? Well, if you’re not careful, the unpacking in the new house might just be the most low key stressful part, as you find that boxes and suitcases may not get unpacked for weeks or even months and years! Chances are if you live in the Inner West, you probably made the first 2 parts as simple as possible by using the best Inner West removalists, now I suggest you follow these 10 tips for the final and most important part.
Start By Having A System When You Pack From Your Old Place
Doing things like one box for one room, and clearly labelling the boxes. This will help you to work out what is set to go where.
Get Your Essentials Unpacked First
Go with your kitchen, bathroom boxes and your clothes for the next day or so. Not only do you need these to live, but you also need to do this so that you can be calmer when unpacking the next boxes.
Pro Tip: Kitchen Comes First
What do we definitely need more than anything else to survive in life? Nutrients. Get your kitchen up to speed first, and it will make every other room both seem like a doddle, and far more stomachable. Plus, this is a key way to avoid injury when moving, as if you haven’t eaten properly and feeling malnourished, you are far more likely to rush and cause harm to yourself.
Or at least, the beds. You will after all, need something to crash out on at the end of a long day!
Then Come The Bathrooms
You can either just do the pure essentials (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, towels etc) or you can do it all. Either way, it’s great to feel clean too!
Living Room and Dining Room Next
These rooms are arguably the easiest part, but contain the biggest ticket items with exception of your appliances and beds. They take the least amount of time, and should be considered the lowest priority.
Hanging Photos and Other Ornaments Last
These are the small, more particular jobs. You may also move these things around a lot too. But either way, you can live for a few days without your photos hanging on the wall, so no need to rush to do these whilst you still haven’t got your beds up!
If You Have Kids, Encourage them to Unpack Their Own Rooms
Of course, this depends on the age and capabilities of your kids, but it encourages their participation and also allows you some time to focus on everything else in the meantime.
Declutter Your Things Again if You Find They Don’t Fit, or are Unwanted
Sometimes, we can overestimate how much we need to bring with us, especially if we typically hoarders. Moving house can be a great chance to spring clean our items out, both before packing, and during unpacking. Don’t be afraid to get brutal.
Once You Have the Essentials Unpacked, Try Taking a Breather to Enjoy Your New Space
It is imperative that you don’t get lost in unpacking, and forget to enjoy your new home. There’s a reason why you moved, and there’s nothing wrong with setting up your TV on day one (if there’s time) and sticking on Netflix with dinner, or getting some takeaway food and enjoying your outdoor space if you have it.
Remember, the best way to get your new house organised, is to start at your old house. Check out our other article, 3 Ways of Labelling Your Moving Boxes Like a Pro, from last year. We hope you have a great time in your new home and the move is as stress free as possible with your best removalists in Western suburbs when following our ultimate tips above.