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How to Make Unpacking in Your New Home a Breeze

The day you arrive at your new home, you’ll want to be able to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy your new space. Though your moving process will be coming to an end, don’t underestimate the effort that goes into unpacking in your new home. To have an organized unpacking experience, it’s important to have a game plan ahead of time. It keeps things running smoothly and makes settling in your new house pleasant. 

Organizing your belongings doesn’t need to be an overwhelming task. There are many guidelines you can follow to keep your unpacking as smooth as possible. To help you finish off your move efficiently, we’ve put together the most important ideas to keep in mind.

Be Mindful While Packing Up

A young woman packing up.

The first step in optimizing your organization is to pack in a way that will assist you in unpacking. Rather than simply placing anything in a box together, have a strategy. If you have a plan for every item, move-in day will be that much easier.

Let Go of Old Belongings

Before you start packing, it’s best to get rid of anything you won’t be needing anymore. Whether it be old furniture, home decor, or clothing, narrowing it down will help keep things tidy. It’s a great idea to hold a moving sale before you pack up, so be sure to check out this post on how to hold a successful one.

Label Everything

A couple labeling moving boxes.

It would be incredibly frustrating to get to your new home and have to guess which room each box belongs in. With that being said, it’s well worth it to take the extra time to clearly label everything ahead of time. There are some great methods for sorting and keeping tabs on where everything is, so just make sure to choose a system that will be easy for you to navigate when it comes time to reopen those boxes.

Keep an Inventory List

In order to keep track of everything, it’s a good idea to break down exactly what’s inside each box down to the last item. This will give you peace of mind knowing you can find anything you may need, and you’ll quickly notice if anything got lost in the moving process.

Prepare the New Space

A woman sweeping inside a home.

For a seamless transition, there are a few steps you’ll want to take before settling into your new space. This will keep things moving and you’ll be thanking yourself later.

Start by Cleaning

Starting fresh with a deep clean will make everything about move-in day more enjoyable. This might seem simple, but it really will give you a greater sense of control. It’s a great way to feel like you’re starting the process of settling in on the right foot, and you’ll be able to fully appreciate the place you’ll be calling home.

Plan Each Room   

Planning out the purpose and design of each room may be the most exciting part of moving into a new house. This is your chance to really make this space your own and somewhere you want to call home. Before you begin physically unpacking furniture though, it’s a good idea to already have a layout in mind. There are various rules of thumb and online tools that can be used to determine the best arrangement for your home.

Unpacking Your Items

An older couple unpacking in their new home.

Now comes the actual task of unpacking all of your belongings. It’s crucial that you don’t get ahead of yourself or start to rush if you want to keep things nice and organized. The urge to hurry and get everything put away might arise, but trust us when we say it’s better to pace yourself.

Start Simple

Any task seems more manageable when you start small, and unpacking is no different. Begin by unpacking the essentials first, as you’ll be needing these items the soonest anyway. This will give you a feel for how the process will go, and you can decide what to unpack next from here.

Have a System

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If you find yourself unsure of where to go next, you can map out your entire unpacking order. This will eliminate any confusion, and you’ll know exactly what’s next on the list. The order of rooms can be prioritized based on your personal needs, but keep in mind it’s best to save storage items until the end.

One Room at a Time

It might be tempting to go back and forth between unpacking rooms as you try to complete the task, but this will actually make things more cluttered and chaotic. Stick to one room at a time, and don’t jump to the next until it’s entirely unpacked and everything is accounted for.

Hire a Full-Service Moving Company

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We hope these tips make unpacking in your new home simple and stress-free. If you would rather have professional movers take care of everything for you, then give Megan’s Moving a call. Our movers can take care of the packing, moving, and unpacking process for you as part of our white glove moving services. We would love to help you keep your entire move organized so that you can enjoy your new space as soon as possible. Request a quote for your full-service move today!

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