Moving Tips: How to Unpack and Relax After Your Move
Get the kids to help when it comes to unpacking from a move.
While downing a beer is one way to relax after a move, there are other ways you can make the transition into your new home more comfortable. Instead of tearing straight away into your moving boxes, use our moving tips to help you prepare before you unpack and manage your time better. And don’t feel guilty if you need to recoup and rest, with pizza and beer on standby!
Save Time and Energy with These Unpacking Tips:
- Have a plan in place
- Anticipate what you will need first
- Get the kids to help you unpack
- Ask for help
- Unpack only a few hours at a time
- Take time to enjoy your new home
Avoid Madness by Unpacking Methodically
- Start with the essentials: Unload the things you’ll need as if you were going on vacation. Unpack an overnight bag containing clothing, a toothbrush, your favourite hand cream, along with books, important documents, your laptop, etc.
- Place priority on your kitchen: Start by placing a few food staples in your cupboards and fridge. Unpack enough flatware, dishware, cooking utensils and pots and pans to see you through the next few weeks.
- Prepare the bedroom(s): Put pillows, bedsheets, and duvets on all beds. Place your clothing in closets and dressers. Stick that book on your bedside table.
- Stock the bathroom(s): Start by installing toilet paper on the holders—place towels on the rack and a mat near the shower or bath. Unload essential toiletries. Don’t forget toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream/razor, hand soap, shampoo, and body wash.
- Arrange and assemble furniture: Do this once your movers have arrived and have delivered all major furniture pieces to the appropriate rooms. Have a plan where everything will go and start assembling larger pieces such as your entertainment centre and shelving units.
- Load your laundry room and cleaning supplies: Place laundry essentials on shelves. Get out your vacuum and cleaning supplies so that you have them on hand.
Take Time to Unpack Non-Essential Items
Once you have prioritized your essentials, take your time to plan and organize before you start unpacking your other boxes. Things that can wait include:
- Loading bookcases
- Hanging pictures and artwork
- Organizing closets
- Stocking utility shelves
- Filling storage containers
- Setting up barbecue and yard equipment
- Arranging the garage/shed
Seek out Bekins' Packing and Moving Services:
If the thought of packing and unpacking is making you sweat, see how Bekins Kelowna movers can help. Bekins offers packing and unpacking services where professional movers and packers will arrive at your old home a day or two before moving and pack up all your belongings in protective packing materials. They will then deliver them to your new home and unpack all the content and remove all boxes and materials, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your new abode.
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Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage has everything you need to make your move a smooth transition. Contact us and get a free estimate on all our packing, storage, and moving services.