Unpacking can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville/Suwanee team on how you can avoid stress and make the unpacking process as easy as possible.
Prepare beforehand when packing
A lot of the stress of unpacking can be diverted by packing efficiently. Before placing belongings into boxes or totes, be sure that they are organized, neat and localized for the rooms in your new house. For example, when packing up for a laundry room, be sure to only use one box and to not mix any of your laundry room items with bathroom items. This saves you from unnecessary walking when you’re unpacking.
Set yourself a deadline
Before moving into a new house, set a deadline for when all belongings should be unpacked. If there are any helpers available, give them one room to unpack each and offer them something once they’re finished. This could be anything, from a nice dinner to, if they’re your children, an allowance.
Pack a few days of essentials
A one-day bag of essentials will get you through your first night at a new house. A good essentials kit will have the following:
- At least two days of outfits per person
- Toiletries and towels, including a toothbrush, body wash, and shampoo
- Any cell phones or handheld devices
- A pen and paper
- Contact information for any leaser, renter, owner or manager
Prioritize how you unpack
Try to work on one room at a time, finishing one completely before moving on to another. Depending on the amount of time available for unpacking, a good rule to follow is one room per day. This should be easier if your boxes are packed with the first tip in mind.