How To Motivate Yourself To Unpack

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How To Motivate Yourself To Unpack

How To Motivate Yourself To Unpack

Staring at a pile of stacked boxes in your living room can be extremely overwhelming. The thought that all those boxes require your attention after the long day you have had is simply unbearable. Unfortunately, no matter how hard it is, you can’t live with unpacked boxes because you need the items in there for your day to day needs. If all you want to do is sleep or run when you look at those boxes, here are some ways to motivate yourself to unpack once and for all.

Invite friends and relatives

One of the reasons why unpacking all those boxes seems like such a big task is, you are alone. In fact everything seems huge when you are alone. However, if you get a few friends and relatives to come over and help you, the task at hand will suddenly seem very small. Not only will they help you unpack but they will also cheer you on and keep you busy so you won’t succumb to your emotions.

Have some music

You have to make everything you do in life fun and what better way to do that than playing music? Go with loud upbeat music like rock so your heart rate can go up and your feet rise. Music can really get you going and you won’t believe how many boxes you will have unpacked as you were dancing around the house.


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Unpack one room at a time

The worst thing you can do is to unpack haphazardly because then you won’t be able to see progress. If you go to one room starting with the kitchen or bedroom and unpack everything and organize fully, you can then just stand at the door and enjoy your work. Seeing how well you have done is very motivating and it will keep you going room after room so you can get that achievement feeling.

Avoid distractions

The longer you take to unpack, the more boring the job becomes. Make sure that you get the job done immediately or at least in two or three days. The only way to do that is to focus completely on the work at hand and avoid all other distractions. Stay away from the TV, computer and even friends unless they are helping you to unpack. Make sure that you stay indoors to unpack for at least two days until you are done. That means taking time off from work if you can and avoiding doing some of the things you normally do to pass time.

Pat yourself on the back

It is incredibly important to appreciate and reward yourself when you achieve something significant. Make a list of things you need to do or a house plan to guide you with the unpacking. When you achieve every target on that list, pat yourself on the back with something nice like ice-cream, cake or even a good drink. Be sure not to overdo it and stay focused on the job.

Staying focused and motivated is not easy because there is nobody giving you pressure. Apart from the above tips, you can give yourself a timeline to finish the job so you have internal pressure or hire professional movers to help you.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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