Moving Blog
September 10, 2023

Unpacking: The Forgotten Task

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving can be both exhilarating and tedious! Together with taking care of yourself during the move, there are actually things you can do to make unpacking and moving into your new house, much easier.

Given that moving is usually laborious along with mundane, music is a wonderful approach to stay persistent and concentrated. It might even improve your mood so consider having a audio system or even television set up so you're able to work to the sound of your preferred tunes or have a Wireless speaker on hand to connect with your mobile device.

Planning and Organizing Are Still Crucial

Packing deliberately can certainly significantly reduce stressors as well as headaches once you reach your new location. Pack an "essentials" box (or two) containing items you will need immediately at your new house. This box should include such things as:

· Bathroom towels.

· Toiletries.

· Linens/blankets.

· Required food preparation gadgets.

· A handful of glasses, dishes, bowls (conversely, you could opt to order out or have non-perishable foods to eat on your initial night).

Using this method after you get to the new home, you will have what you need to make it through the primary night.

In addition, make sure to label every single box with which area it will go into when it arrives. This way you'll not have to blindly open cartons unsure of what's in it or search through a great number of cartons to find something you will need.

You may also have already a sense of the location where the furniture is to go. Planning where each piece ought to go before the move could accelerate the process and assist you to remain organized and committed to the remainder of the unpacking.


If you have a home office, you might need to unpack these things to begin with to remain on top of your business. When you are a work-from-home individual, clearly you need to have your office unpacked, arranged, and functional so that you don't fall behind.

Assemble the Furniture

Moving day is often laborious and you'll in all likelihood be ready to crawl into your bed that initial night. That's why assembling and making your bed(s) is an excellent start before unpacking boxes.

You will not likely want to need to do it after you have put in the entire day unpacking boxes and bags as well as arranging. The good news is that if you have hired a professional moving company, they will likely assemble the beds for you.

Unbox the Kitchen

Once you have the beds assembled, the kitchen is the most rational place to start unpacking. Since the kitchen is known as the heart of your home, having your cabinets, cupboards, and kitchen appliances all unpacked and organized will assist you to adjust in your new residence.

For those who have an eat-in kitchen, you will likely also have a table which will help you unpack in a more structured way.

Tackle the Bathroom

Once you expend all day unpacking and organizing, you'll probably like to take a shower or dip in a soothing bath. Your "essentials" carton should include the toiletries, shower gel, shampoos, medications, along with other items which are essential for the bathroom.

Having the kitchen and bathroom unpacked makes unpacking the rest of your items easier.

Proceed to the Bedrooms

Considering that the bedroom furniture is already set up, the bedrooms ought to be the next to unpack. When you have packed the bed sheets in transparent plastic bags or containers, it will be easier to find which bed sheets belong in which bedroom. Conversely, write the particular person's bedroom on the carton upon packing it to make it less difficult.

Unbox the Living and Dining Rooms

Ideally, you have your furniture in position which will make unpacking everything else simpler. Don't fret in relation to decorative items including wall-hangings or knick-knackery until all of the vital things are unpacked.


Seasonal items like holiday decorations or stuff that you seldom use may be unpacked last. These things will usually head to an attic, downstairs room, storage room, or garage.

As with packing, unpacking is made less complicated with preparation and organization. Being orderly about the method will assist you to ensure you enjoy your new home as smoothly and swiftly as you can.

If you need help with packing or unpacking services, A-1 Freeman Moving Group, your local moving company, can help!


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