For many people, packing up things when leaving the previous house is sheer labour while moving to the new one and unpacking the things is exciting. Others may hate the drudgery of unpacking the logistics at the new home once the vans have shifted their packed furniture.
However, when you finally move to your new place, it may appear to be lonely and weird until you unpack all your things. Many people do the unpacking in a jiffy just to make the place feel like a home. Unpacking should be followed step-wise and items must be prioritized. For instance, placing important cooking appliances in the kitchen, installing furniture in the living room and placing necessary things in the vanity of your bathroom must be prioritized.
Here are some tips that will help you unpack things efficiently and without making a mess-
1) Unpack systematically-
Randomly opening boxes will lead to confusion and you will end up creating a mess. Therefore, it is important to know what you are unpacking. Make sure to have a copy of the inventory list created by the moving company or the one you have made while shifting your stuff. You should separate each box by reading the labels to know which room they belong to so that you can open up boxes of the room that you want to set first.
2) Start with necessities-
Open up the boxes that contain essentials to keep you going. They could even come in your car first or maybe in the first round for moving the lot by the van. The boxes usually consist of basic toiletries, medications, books, paperwork comprising key addresses and telephone numbers, and some necessary food preparation items. However, the boxes could contain anything that you need first while arriving at your new home.
3) Start with the kitchen-
Since you have to hop on food and require energy to carry out tasks, so it is important that you start with unpacking kitchen items and installing the cabinetry first. Get the smaller appliances that will be used for cooking such as coffee pot and toaster and if you have time, then get the major appliances hooked up too. You can arrange your kitchen later on once you have finished completing major rooms.
4) Go for the living room-
Once the main items of the kitchen are out, it is time to fully organize the centre part of the house- the living room. It should be arranged entirely because the whole family uses the living room since one can lay, unwind, and it can accumulate more number of people. If you have heavy and expensive furniture and objects, then a DIY can cost you a lot since you may end up breaking things. Therefore hire furniture assembly experts to help you set your furniture, while you can sit back and take a break.
5) Move on to the bathroom-
Bathroom fixtures are already functional and all you have to do is to set your towels, toiletries, medications, body care products, the shower curtain and other bathroom items. All you have to do is turn on the tap for the running water.