The thing that very few people realise when they are preparing for a relocation is that unpacking can be as time-consuming and tricky as packing. That leads to terrible unpacking mistakes such as:
- Opening moving boxes in a random order
- Thinking that the whole process will take no more than a couple of hours
- Not prepping an essentials kit
- Start unpacking from the wrong room
Don’t worry because we will help you breeze through your unpacking process. We have come up with a fantastic unpacking strategy and we are ready to tell you all about it.
Start with some cleaning
Before you start opening boxes, you should clean your new home. You can opt for a moving-in cleaning service or you can simply do it yourself. The main thing which you should do is to dust and wipe the surfaces in your new house. For instance, before you put your dishes and utensils in your kitchen cupboards, wipe their shelves well.
Essentials kit – the first thing you should open
Did you pack an essentials kit? Well, what are you waiting for? This is a real lifesaver, especially on your first night in your new home. It should include things like:
- Pillows and sheets
- Phone chargers
- A first-aid kit
- A few cups, plates and utensils
- Valuables & important documents
You may not have enough time to finish unpacking on the moving day. In fact, that is almost always the case. Therefore, if you want to enjoy a comfortable first night in your house or flat, pack a box with essentials.
Unpack room by room
Do not open boxes in a random manner. You should unpack in the same way you packed – room by room. Hopefully, you have labelled your moving boxes well so that you know what goes where. A seemingly simple thing such as putting labels on your boxes will also make your relocation more efficient in yet another way. Let’s say that you have hired a qualified man and van in Kidbrooke SE3 and that you have now reached the unloading stage of the moving process. If your moving boxes are well-labelled, the mover will be able to leave them in the room in which they should go instead of abandoning them on the driveway, for instance.
Stick to a strict room order
Make sure you start from the kitchen when you are unpacking. After that, continue with the bathroom and then with the bedroom. Trust us, the living room is not that important. Eating, showering and sleeping always come first. The last rooms and areas of your home which you should unpack are the patio and the garage.
Time to assemble your furniture
The next thing you should do is to put your disassembled furniture together. Once again, start from the furniture pieces that will go in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. You can ask your movers to provide you with a reliable furniture assembly service in London to speed it all up.
Time to get it all connected
Finally, you can connect your TV, computer, etc. and call it a day.