Once you’ve packed up your belongings, loaded them onto a removal van and transported them to your new house, you will then be tasked with unpacking everything and turning your new house into a home. It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to have high hopes of unpacking everything on moving day, but unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Depending on when you get your keys and the number of packing boxes you have, you might not have enough time to completely unpack everything before going to bed.
Many homeowners agree that unpacking is just as tedious as packing, if not more so. Not only is it time-consuming, but living out of half-empty boxes and not knowing where anything is can be very frustrating. To help anyone with an upcoming house move, below we have put together some tips that can help to make unpacking much easier and a lot less stressful.
Declutter before you pack
Simply put, the more you have to unpack in your new home, the longer it will take. To make life easier for yourself, declutter before you pack your belongings into boxes and donate, sell, recycle or throw away anything you no longer need. Although this can make the packing process slightly longer, it’s always worthwhile doing in the long run.
Label all of your boxes
When packing in a rush, it can be easy to overlook this step, but labelling your boxes will make things so much easier when you start unpacking. If boxes are labelled, your removals company will ensure they’re put in the correct rooms in your new home. So, you won’t have the hassle of moving all of your boxes around before you can start unpacking them.
Create an essentials box
To prevent you from having to rummage through several different boxes to find the things you need for the first night in your new house, create an essentials box. Put things like pyjamas, toiletries, bedding and phone chargers into this box, you’re likely to need all of these on your first night. You might also want to put things like your kettle and tea bags into this box.
Book an unpacking service
One of the easiest ways to make the process of unpacking completely stress-free is to book an unpacking service. Lots of homeowners don’t know this service exists, but if you’re planning to book a professional packing service, it’s always worth inquiring about an unpacking service too. Removal companies usually offer part or full unpacking services and both of these can help you to start settling into your new home much quicker.
Work through your rooms in order of priority
If you decide to unpack yourself, it’s useful to make a list of your rooms in order of priority. Often, rooms like the kitchen and bathroom will be the most frequently used and it’s beneficial to unpack these first. You may also find that children’s bedrooms are higher in order of priority than your master bedroom, for example, and unpacking them first will keep your children happy.
Finish one room before you start the next
It can be tempting to unpack a few boxes in each room to make you feel like you’re getting somewhere with this mammoth task, but this will usually result in an unorganised mess. You should try to completely unpack one room before you move on to the next and tidy up behind yourself as you go. This will make unpacking much quicker and easier in the long run.
Arranging packing and moving services
Hopefully, the tips above will be useful when you’re moving house and they can help to prevent unpacking from being such a taxing task. If you’re interested in booking a range of packing and moving services to make your house move as straightforward as possible, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Moving Home Made Easy. We provide a local and international professional moving service, and we offer a range of services that can be personalised to suit your needs.
Here at Moving Home Made Easy, in addition to providing a full packing service, we can also assist you with unpacking. Our professional packers and movers can help you to get comfortable in your new home on moving day. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and every member of our team will go above and beyond to ensure your move is as hassle-free as possible. If you have any questions about the packing and moving services we offer, get in touch with us today.