Moving Home- Unpack Like a Pro


by John Schofield - Date: 2010-07-02 - Word Count: 490 Share This!

So, you have arrived. After weeks and even months of anticipating this day, you have already done it and moving home was undoubtedly successful. Now, the only thing that's left for you to do is to unpack.

Well, unpacking isn't easy but not really as stressful as what you had to go through in the days you were planning and preparing for moving home. Nonetheless, unpacking requires you to do it right, too. How? Follow the tips provided below.

The first thing to do is to unpack the most needed items. This includes the things you will use in the first few days. Ideally, these should be the first ones to be taken out of the truck when you arrive.

Then, set up the beds and place sheets, blankets, and pillows for everyone. You can't expect your loved ones to sleep on the floor, right? Of course, have your family help you out on this.

Once that's done, the next step is to unpack the kitchen items. Pots, pans, and eating utensils should be readied because you will have to prepare for meals. Perhaps dining out or ordering pizza delivery may be the most convenient option on your first day but you will have to prepare for meals after that.

After the kitchen, you then proceed to the bathroom items. Hang shower curtains and get towels ready. Toothpastes, toothbrushes, toilet paper, shampoos, and soaps should also be put in place as well. These are essential items you cannot do without even on the first 12 hours of arrival.

The living and dining room furniture goes next. Before you take them out, make a visual plan of how exactly you want your furniture to be arranged because it is very tiring to have to rearrange them several times. For bedroom furniture, leave it to those who will be staying in the room, except of course for the small kids.

Items to be put in the lawn and garage are not really your priority, although you can keep storage items that are still boxed in the garage right away. It is all right to unpack them at your own sweet time. Grill, patio furniture, and outdoor toys can be taken cared of later, too.

Once everything's in place, you can then proceed to put your decors and frames where they ought to be. Personal touches can come in last because unpacking these items and putting them in their right places arenŐt really very urgent. Do not be too bent on beautifying your home right away. What's a pretty home with no mattress to sleep on! Always remember: first things first.

Unpacking can really drain your energy so make sure everyone pitches in and helps you. When all the above tasks are already taken cared of, you can finally breathe and enjoy your new home. Moving is one of the most dreaded and tiring events in our lives, and you deserve to be patted in the back for a job well done.


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