5 Ways To Unpack Quickly After Moving House

By on July 10, 2017
Moving can be stressful. Gathering all of your things and bringing them someone else can be difficult. You want to do all you can to make moving less arduous. You also want to make sure you’ve done everything you can unpack as quickly as possible. Unpacking all of your things fast has many advantages. When you remove your beloved books from storage and get out your pictures from bubble wrap, you are not unpacking. You’re creating an entirely new place to live that will soon feel like home.
Woman labeling moving box at home

Label All Boxes 

All of the boxes that you move should be labeled. The label should include the contents of the box and the room where you want it placed. Look closely at the plans of your new home. Think about where each item will go. You can place kitchen items right next to the kitchen sink.

Supervise Your Movers Closely 

Movers are your friends when you’re transporting your good. You want to work with them as closely as possible. Tell them what you were done and they will do it. Make sure they feel comfortable speaking with you so you can communicate if something is unclear during the move. They can also suggest places to put items that you might not have thought about before such as how the dining room table might look better in a different corner.

Hire an Unpacking Service 

A complete packing and unpacking service can be very useful. Unpacking services specialize in creating a home from a few boxes. An unpacking service will come to your new house and assist you with removing items from your boxes. An unpacking service can be particularly helpful under certain circumstances. For example, if you have small children, it can be hard to focus on unpacking. You need to have all your items unpacked so your kids can be comfortable in their new home. The same is true if you are living in a different place and have not yet moved into your new home. The unpacking service will get your items in place so all you have to do is move in.

Keep to a System 

Before you move, develop a personal system that will allow you to unpack quickly. For many people, this will mean using a notebook or computer set of files to keep track of their belongings. Then, you can develop a schedule. One day you might unpack all of the things in the downstairs rooms. The next, you can start to unpack the items in the basement. This allows you to unpack quickly and yet in a way that is not hurried or frustrating.

Get Rid of Your Packing Materials 

One of the first things you should do after moving is get rid of as much packing materials as possible. Many companies are happy to recycle the materials for you. You can also resell your items to other people who are moving. Getting rid of your packing material makes it easy to get your stuff out.