There are cardboard boxes in the center of each room, labeled by the contents within, and furniture sits awkwardly awaiting its final residence.
You are probably feeling a blur of emotions: Excitement to finally be moving into your new space, relief to be sitting down after a long day of moving, and uncertainty as to where to begin the unpacking process.
With years of moving experience under our belt, the team at Highland Worldwide has a few unpacking tips that will help make the first days in your new home as stress-free as possible.
Do Some Cleaning
As we mentioned in our recent blog post, “Five Spots You Should Clean When Moving into Your New Home”, performing some focused cleaning tasks before you begin to unpack your boxes and organize the furniture will give your new home that a fresh, orderly feeling.
- Scrub the bathrooms, walls and kitchen appliances to make your new home sparkle before it is filled with all of your prized possessions.
Assemble and Organize Furniture
Once your new home is flawlessly clean, it’s time to start setting up your furniture.
- We recommend working room by room according to use.
For example, families with young children may find it easiest to set up your kid’s bedrooms or playroom first so they can enjoy themselves while the adults get to work unpacking boxes and arranging furniture pieces throughout the rest of the home.
Make the Bed
Before you get too far into the difficult tasks of searching for, unpacking and organizing the contents of your boxes, don’t forget to make your bed! After a long day of making your new house into a home, there is nothing that you will want more than to sink into it and get a good night’s rest.
- Having the sheets, pillows and blankets arranged long before it is time to get to sleep will make the end of your day that much more welcome.
Arrange Daily Use Items
From the coffee pot that will find its home on your new kitchen countertop to the toothbrushes and toothpaste that belong next to the bathroom sink, first unpack the daily use items that you just can’t live without.
Items essential to your daily routine should be on hand to make the first few days in your new home feel comfortable and established.
- If you are planning ahead for an upcoming move, we recommend storing all these items together in an essentials box.
Of course, every moving situation is different.
You may have a few weeks to get your new space organized and homey feeling before it is time to start your new job in a new city; or you may just have a weekend to get everything moved from one end of town to another.
Regardless of your particular moving and packing needs, Highland Worldwide is here to help!
To start making preparations, just give us a call at 604-581-2300.