Moving day has FINALLY arrived, the truck it loaded and now you are headed over to your new home. As the truck is being unloaded and all you see are brown boxes and unplaced furniture, you instantly become overwhelmed with how to tackle all of your unpacking. Should you unpack everything all at once? Work your way upstairs? Which room/area is the most important?
Take a second to breathe and breathe out. We at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty got you covered with our Handy-Dandy Guide to Unpacking Your Home! Follow in the order below.
1. Unpack the Kitchen – It’s the hub of your home
You don’t have to unpack every single box all at once- or you won’t have time to unpack any of the other rooms. Start with kitchen essentials, such as a few plates, utensils, napkins, coffee, and leave the less frequently used items in their boxes. When the kitchen it set-up enough to serve its purpose for the time being, it can become a clean, relaxing area where you (and your helpers) can take a break in and perhaps munch on a few snacks.
2. Tackle the Bedrooms
Moving is a physically and mentally exhausting task, and at the end of the day, all you’ll want to do is dive head first into your bed. The last thing you will want to do is search around for your bedding, or even worse, sleep on the floor. So do yourself a favor, while it is still light out and put your bed (and the rest of the household beds) together. Set up the bedframe and mattress, put on the sheets and comforter, and then move on to the next task.
3. Roll out the Bathroom(s)
First unpack the communal bathroom, after unpack the master bathroom. Make sure the plumbing work, and then put your toiletries in place.
4. Treat the Windows
If you are moving into a brand new home, with no prior window treatments, it may be a good idea to start this task early in the day. However, if you have purchased a previously owned home, there might already be blinds setup for you! Once night comes, having blinds or curtains will provide you with some privacy and comfort.
5. Light Up Your Home
If you have ceiling lights, make sure all the lights bulbs and light switches are working. The same goes for all of the light bulbs in the lamps that you plan on using throughout your new home.
6. Create a cozy place by unpacking your Living Room
Before you start cracking open every box labeled living room and rearranging furniture, think about how you want the room setup. Once you have rearranged the furniture to your liking, then begin working on where to put your collection of crystal ducks.
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