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