Nothing triggers a strong case of task paralysis than looking at a huge pile of unopened boxes waiting to be unpacked into your new home. Luckily, there are ways to get this done with as little anxiety as possible and still keep everything else perfectly organized. So, as you watch the moving company unload all your stuff, take a deep breath and relax because getting settled takes as much energy as packing for a move. We suggest that you follow the below tips to deal with the mess.
Create a System
The whole process works better if you had packed all your belongings with unpacking in mind. This means categorizing different items based on where they belong like kitchen items, bathroom, bedroom and living room, and then putting them in boxes accordingly. Have the movers load the truck with non-essentials in the back and the important items right at the front. You want to start with this category first.
Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom
Kitchens are your first priority. If you planned it out correctly, kitchen items should be the first ones to be sorted out. Depending on how much time you have, you may want to get this room completed, or you could also just unpack what you need like pots and pans.
Next, fix up your bedroom, prioritizing your bed and clothes. You certainly don’t want to spend the first night in your new home with no proper place to sleep. Finally, lay out your bathroom items. This shouldn’t take too long as most bathrooms have fewer items compared to your kitchen and bedroom.
Around Town Movers is your trusted local provider of moving and storage solutions. For a no-obligation in-home consultation or a free moving quote, give us a call at (703) 291-1000 Mondays to Fridays. You may also fill out our online contact form to contact us after normal business hours. We serve the areas of Sterling, VA, and Washington, DC.