You did it! You packed up your life into boxes (or hired someone Sterling Interstate to do it for you) and now you’re in your new home. The hard part is over, right? Not so fast. Now comes the fun/ tedious task of unpacking and making your new house feel like a home.
Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, there are a few things you can do to make unpacking a breeze. In this blog post, we’ll go over some helpful tips on how to unpack after moving. By following these simple steps, you’ll be unpacked and settled into your new home in no time!
Start with the essentials
First things first, you need to unpack the essentials. This includes items like clothes, toiletries, bedding, and dishes. Basically, anything you need to live day-to-day should be unpacked first. This will help you feel more comfortable in your new home as you won’t have to live out of boxes for too long.
Create a system
Once you’ve unpacked the essentials, it’s time to create a system for the rest of your belongings. We recommend starting with one room at a time and working your way through each box methodically. This will help keep you organized and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by all the boxes left to unpack.
Get rid of the clutter
One of the best parts about moving is that it gives you a chance to get rid of anything you don’t need or use anymore. So as you’re unpacking, take the opportunity to declutter your belongings. If you haven’t used something in 6 months or more, chances are you won’t miss it if it’s gone. Donate items that are still in good condition or throw away anything that’s past its prime – either way, getting rid of clutter will make your new home feel more spacious and inviting.
Put everything in its place
Once everything is out of the boxes and off the floors, it’s time to start putting things where they belong. Whether that’s hanging up clothes or putting dishes away in cabinets, taking the time to put everything in its rightful place will make your new home feel significantly more put together (and make it easier to find things when you need them!).
Put your own spin on things
One of the best parts about moving is getting to put your own personal stamp on your new space. As you’re unpacking, take some time to really think about how you want each room to look and feel. Do you want your living room to be cozy and inviting? Make sure you unpack comfortable furniture and cozy blankets. Do you want your bedroom to be a oasis? Make sure you unpack sheets and pillows that are soft and luxurious. By taking some extra time to personalize your space, you’ll make it feel like home in no time flat!
Do a little bit each day
Trying to do too much too quickly will only lead to frustration—and an even bigger mess. To avoid being overwhelmed, break up your unpacking into manageable chunks and do a little bit each day until everything’s done. Set aside an hour or two each day to unpack one box or one small task at a time until your whole house is unpacked. And don’t forget to take breaks!
Moving can be stressful but unpacking doesn’t have to be! By following these simple tips, you’ll be unpacked and settled into your new home before you know it!