You've already spent time packing everything up and the moving company has taken all of your belonging away. They are in transit and on the way to your new home in Chicago. Have you considered the best way to unpack when you arrive in your new home or will you just wing it? If you were organized during the packing process or you had the professional moving company take care of the packing for you, then you'll already be ahead of the game. However, you can still make unpacking much harder on yourself than it needs to be. The easiest way to handle unpacking is to allow your moving company to take care of it for you. However, if you plan to do it yourself, here are a few tips to make it much easier.
Find the Time
Before you do anything else, make sure you have the time to unpack. There's nothing more annoying about moving than getting so busy you never seem to get unpacked in your new home. You don't want to be unpacking boxes for weeks or even months.
Take a day or two off from work, if necessary, and make sure you have the time to unpack. If this isn't possible, carve out a few hours and enlist help of family and friends to get the job done quickly. Of course, if you're strapped for time and don't have much help, your moving company will do the unpacking for you.
Unpack Your Rooms in the Right Order
It's easy to think you're going to unpack an entire home worth of stuff in just one shot. While this may happen, it's not always the case. Moving day is draining and so is unpacking. If you unpack your rooms in the right order, you will have the most important things ready for you even if you don't make it to the end.
Start with the bedroom. This is where you sleep, so you want to make sure your bed is set up, made and ready to go for a good night's sleep in your new home.
The bathroom comes second and shouldn't take very long to unpack. Obviously, you need to be able to use the facilities, so unpacking your bathroom and shower items is a must.
Next, you will want to get the kitchen unpacked. This will ensure you have a place to make food when you're hungry. It's often a larger job, but it needs to be operational as soon as possible. You don't have to make the kitchen fully operational, however. Just make sure you have the things you need to get you by until you have the time to unpack everything.
After the kitchen, the order isn't as important. You've taken care of the essentials, so you're set up for success with the rest of your unpacking.
Other things you should do to make your unpacking easier include:
- Inspect all boxes before picking them up
- Sort your boxes or have the movers deliver them into the right rooms
- Unpack any essentials boxes first
- Set up any large furniture items early in the process
- Clean up throughout the process
If you follow these simple tips unpacking will become much easier. Of course, if you want to make it hassle-free and super easy, hire your moving company to do the unpacking for you.