New Home Setup

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    • unpack and put stuff away

    • meet and oversee movers, deliveries, and installers

    • help decide what to keep

    • setup internet and TV services

    • conduct research about local schools, bus routes, etc.

    • shop for needed things

    • determine what should go where

    • coordinate all address changes and setup mail forwarding

    • arrange charitable donations

UNPACKING TIPS FOR

A STRESS-FREE MOVE

our organizer’s tips on unpacking a new home

PACK THE NECESSITIES SEPARATELY

Pack a few, small boxes of necessities, like paper towels, cleaning products, and medicines, separately, for immediate access. Don’t forget to label these boxes.

 

PACK A SUITCASE

Pack a few days worth of clothing and toiletries to sustain you through the unpacking process.

 

ASK MOVERS TO PLACE BOXES

 To save time, ask your movers to place your boxes in the rooms where they belong. To keep everyone on the same page, label each room with a large, clear sign.

 

CLEAN FIRST

Before unpacking, make sure your space is clean.

 

START WITH NECESSITIES

Unpack necessities, like clothes, bedding, dishes, first.

 

UNPACK BY ROOM

Unpack room by room, to ensure that your highest properties are unpacked first.

 

TOSS PACKAGING ASAP

To create more room while unpacking, get rid of all packaging, as soon as you’re able.

 

REFINE LATER

As you unpack, place things loosely, and refine down the road, once everything is unpacked.

 

DONATIONS

While unpacking, keep a box for donations handy.

 

OPEN EVERY BOX

Although it’s difficult, make an effort to open every box so you immediately know if something was lost or damaged.

There are 300,000 items in the average American home.

SETTLING INTO A NEW HOME?

how to make a new house, feel like a home

PAINT YOUR WALLS

Paint is an affordable, high impact, easy way to warm up, and personalize a new home.

 

ADD FAMILY PHOTOS

 Prioritize placing family photos throughout— they will bring familiarity.

 

INSTALL NIGHT LIGHTS

Install night lights to help navigate your foreign space during the night.

 

LABEL WHAT IS WHERE

While getting used to where everything is, label the contents of drawers and cabinets with exterior sticky notes.

 

ESTABLISH NEW ROUTINES

Take advantage of this fresh start by establishing new, positive routines.

 

BRING ALONG YOUR HOME’S SMELL

Burn a familiar candle or cook a favorite dinner to rid your home of its foreign scent

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SETUP YOUR SERVICES

A home without internet and television is not only inconvenient, it’s also eerily quiet. A few weeks before moving, call your providers to set up an installation appointment.

 

WHERE YOU’RE ABLE, MAINTAIN NORMALCY

Moving creates unavoidable change. Try to maintain normalcy in areas that you’re able to control, to minimize the impact of change.

 

MAKE THE EFFORT TO COOK

Cooking will bring a familiar scent to your new home and it will help establish those daily, mundane routines that make a house a home.

Household moves typically include about 6,500 pounds worth of stuff.
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