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.
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.