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Trying to figure out the best way to start unpacking after moving? 

This is the right place for you! 

As exhilarating as moving can be, it can also be exhausting. 

Our goal in this blog post is to provide some practical tips to help you start unpacking after moving home.

Upon moving into a new home and surrounded by a sea of cardboard boxes. 

Although you may want to celebrate your successful move, unpacking is your next post-move task, so you’ll need to keep reminding yourself not to celebrate just yet.

It can be overwhelming and intimidating to unpack after a move especially when you don’t know where to begin. 

It will be necessary to unpack at some point in order to settle into your new house.

As long as you don’t discover any broken items after opening the boxes, the toughest part of the move is already behind you, so you shouldn’t worry about what lies ahead too much.

Read on for some great tips on how to start efficiently unpacking after moving house.

Check Your Inventory List

In case you didn’t have time to review each box during delivery, do so now. 

You can make your own inventory list or use the one your moving company provides. 

You should contact your house mover as soon as possible if you notice a missing box.

Moving Boxes

Organise Boxes and Cleaning

Make sure all cardboard boxes are organized and moved to their appropriate rooms, as having them all in one place will make unpacking more difficult.

It will pay off to mark your boxes with unpacking now or later so you will be able to find the ones you need quickly and leave the ones that aren’t essential for later.

It’s now time to clean every room before unpacking the boxes.

Be Systematic

Unpack carefully before diving in and randomly opening boxes. 

Keep a copy of the inventory list, whether it’s one provided by the moving company or one you made before you moved.

Emptying boxes should be done only after checking their labels or opening them and looking inside.


Unpack Essentials First

What is the best place to start?

Get ready for moving day by unpacking your moving day survival box.

When you get to your new location, this should be the first box you pull from the truck or your car; it contains the essentials you will need for your new home soon.

Look for boxes with everything you need for at least a few nights if you didn’t set aside one or two boxes for the necessities.

A basic kitchen kit usually includes toiletries, medications, books, important documentation, chargers for phones and computers, and some basic kitchenware.

Items to Unpack Last

When you unpack the less important items last, you will be able to reduce your stress. 

It means you won’t be rushed and can take more time with these items. 

The easiest way to find these products is to pack them together.

Which Room to Start With

It is advisable to start with the bathroom and make sure you have everything you need, such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, soap, shower curtains, etc. 

Next, proceed to the bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room.

Our recommendation is to start in a particular room based on the time of day you enter the new house. You might decide to unpack the kitchen essentials first if it’s midday or early afternoon.

In the evening or at night, your top priorities should be using the bathroom and taking a hot shower before retiring to your bedroom for the night.

Time concept

Take Your Time

Many people make the mistake of attempting to unpack too much too soon after a move.

Unpacking should be done slowly to avoid this.

Instead of rushing through the process, unpack each item one at a time. 

As a result, you will not only be able to put everything away neatly, but you will also prevent any accidents or injuries from happening.