Moving can be a stressful process — picking up and starting a life somewhere new certainly takes its toll on a person. An unnecessary additional cause of anguish is the final stage of moving — unpacking. Below are some easy steps to take that will drastically reduce the hindrance of unpacking.
Firstly, know that unpacking should be done in several stages — certainly not all at once. Unpacking everything at the same time will not only leave your house a mess, but it will exhaust you as well. The initial boxes to be unpacked should be the essentials, anything relating to the kitchen and bathroom. These rooms will probably be used the most in those first few days getting settled in your new home. Next should be the living room, since it is more than likely that friends will stop by your newly-settled abode to welcome you. After that, bedrooms and the remainder of your boxes should be unpacked.
Crucial to the aforementioned manner of unpacking in stages is having properly labeled boxes — if packing on your own, be sure to label the contents of each box. If the packing is left to BestGuy, labeling will be taken care of.
Ultimately, make sure not to place too much importance on the time it takes to fully unpack — there may be the odd kitchen appliance that does not need immediate unpacking, while the coffee machine is an absolute must for some. Prioritizing will remove a significant amount of stress, and thus make this final stage in your move as smooth as possible.
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