Of course, you want to get settled into a new home as quickly as possible. It often takes more time than you’d like, but full service movers like L&J Transportation know that an organized strategy will simplify your life during this transition. Everything will be put away in the least amount of time when you take the time to think it through, before you get started. The following unpacking tips will get you back to your daily routine as soon as possible.
First, if you self-packed, hopefully you were organized, in order to reduce the time spent unpacking everything. Full service movers place your belongings in the right rooms, using their own labeling and color coding system for quick identification. This simplified process will save you precious time. Open the boxes in the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen first. That’s typically where people spend the greatest amount of time initially.
To feel organized enough to resume your normal life, unpack bathroom boxes on the first day. Full service movers label everything that could spill or leak. That’s a good place to start. Put away your hair products, soaps and cosmetics. Place out your clean towels and wash cloths so you’ll be able to enjoy your first bath or shower in your new bathroom right away.
Open the bedroom boxes containing things you’ll need for your first night of sleep and the activities of the next day, whether you will be staying home or hurrying back to the office. You’ll find your clothes in the closet, courtesy of your full service movers and folded clothing still in dresser drawers, which makes things easy. Still, you’ll need to find everything else for your first night in your new home, including mattress pads, sheets, pillows, blankets and an alarm clock.
Plan to eat simple meals on the first day. You could also go out for a quick dinner or carryout, instead of cooking. Before you even open the kitchen boxes, decide which cabinets will be the most accessible for items like dishes, glasses, baking goods, canned food, paper products, silverware, and pots and pans. Put everyday essentials away first. Dishes, glasses, and silverware should be taken care of as soon as possible. Anything used infrequently, like the baking equipment, can be put away last.
There are many things that aren’t a priority. Just unpack those items in slower, regular intervals of time. Most people dread unpacking because it is so time consuming, But, with a little organization and the help of full service movers, like L&J Transportation, you can be well on your way to getting settled into your new home.