When Should You Start To Unpack?
When the last box has been lugged to your new house and the movers leave, your first reaction is probably a sigh of relief that finally the move is done. Unfortunately, the work has only just started as you will realize when you get into the house full of stacked boxes and dismantled furniture. So, should you order take out and take a nap or should you get started with the unpacking immediately? Here is a close look at the process of unpacking.
You have probably had a very long day and haven’t had the time to sit down and eat something. As much as you want to resume back to your normal life, you need the energy to start working again and some time to get things into perspective. Since it’s possible that you don’t know where plates and spoons are, just order some takeout for the day to save time and energy. As you sit down to eat, come up with a plan of where to start unpacking so you can get things moving. Use your head to picture where everything is going especially in your lounge and kitchen so that when you get up it will just be a matter of moving the items there.
As soon as your stomach is sorted, start unpacking immediately. The sooner you begin, the sooner you will start to feel normal again. The one thing you can be sure is that you will never really find good rest and comfort when there are stacked boxes in your living area. You can start with sorting out boxes and moving each and every one of them to the right room so there is no confusion.
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Start with the kitchen
The kitchen is the most important place to start because you have to eat and ordering takeout can leave a dent in your wallet. Unpack all the appliances first like the refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and others and hook them up to power so they can be useful. You may want to do some cleaning up especially the cupboards and drawers before you unpack plates, cups and cutlery because these places are often forgotten during the cleanup. Organize the kitchen fully and then move to the other rooms.
Just like eating, you have to sleep that evening and you need comfortable beds so you can rest well. Even if you won’t be able to unpack everything in the bedrooms, at least assemble the beds and put on the bedding so people can have somewhere to sleep. If the rooms are not clean, you can quickly mop the floors and wipe the windows to get some freshness.
Finish with the bathrooms
Bathrooms are also very essential so you should unpack the toiletries, towels and hang the shower curtain. People will need to shower before retiring to bed because they are exhausted.
The truth is, you can’t unpack everything on the first day unless you have professional movers helping you. However, the kitchen, beds and bathroom essentials must be unpacked immediately and on the first day so there can be some semblance of normalcy in the house.
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 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.
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