Moving into a new home can be an exciting yet daunting experience. It's tempting to put off unpacking the boxes, but it's best to dive in and take them one at a time. With the right approach, you can unpack your house in a day or two and start decorating your new space. Here are some tips to help you get started. If you're easily distracted, leave items like the TV or gaming system until last and unpack the other boxes first.
Moving all your belongings without damaging anything is a challenge, but it's possible with some careful planning. For cookware that you don't use often, find a place for them in a cupboard or pack them away for later. You can also hire helpers from a service like Taskrabbit to lend you a hand. Start by unpacking the rooms or items that you'll use most often. This may vary from person to person, but most people begin with the bedroom or kitchen.
The kitchen is usually the most time-consuming room to unpack due to the number of small, heavy and fragile items. Installing shelving and cabinet organizer units first will make unpacking more efficient and save you work in the future. If you think you'll be easily distracted, don't start unpacking until you've finished with the rest of the room and other rooms in your house. Unpack the essentials first (your everyday items and any items that need to be hung up as soon as possible). Then move on to off-season clothes that you set aside when packing your room and other items.
These can be stored in a closet in a hallway or spare room, wherever you want them to live. Bathroom accessories are already functional enough when you move in, as long as the water is turned on, but don't forget to unpack towels, toiletries, and other bathroom items. If you have a large house to unpack, consider ordering food for the first night and keeping it until the next day when you have time to make coffee. Finally, unpack your guest room last.