Moving Homes: The Unpacking Nightmare

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So you’ve found your new home, done all the paperwork, found your movers, and even relocated all your belongings into the new home. After all that headache and pain, it’s still not over. You’re probably sitting in your new home just staring at your boxes. Some people even go so far as only opening up boxes as they need the specific things over time. It can be really messy and very easy to just let things just sit there and not unpack it, but don’t become those people!

Follow these four tips to make sure your home doesn’t look like a slob’s:

1. Make sure all your boxes are labelled before you move, and then make sure to at least move in the right boxes into the right rooms. It can be very easy to think that you should put them all in one place and watch as the number of boxes decreases but this can be very demotivating. If you place all the boxes labelled as “kitchen” in the kitchen and all your boxes with “bedroom” on them in your bedroom, it will help you get through them faster.

Moving Homes The Unpacking Nightmare

2. Plan before you unpack. Make sure you unpack all your furniture first and set it up the way you want it in your new house. Then unpack the boxes with your smaller trinkets to make sure you don’t lose or break anything. It will also help you avoid chaos in your rooms which again can be very demotivating after seeing such a huge mess.

3. Breathe in between unpacking. You may feel that you can do it all in one day, but don’t. You’ll end up passing out and not waking up for work the next day. Unpack the essentials first. You need a place to rest your head and you need to eat, so unpack your important bedroom items and the basics of your kitchen. Then start unpacking your living room and other room’s items.

4. Unpack your favourite things first. It’s helpful sometimes to unpack your favourite items in your new home first to motivate you to keep going. Seeing your favourite painting, your vinyl set, or that weird looking candle that your friend gave you will make you feel like you’re at home and not in the new cold place you’ve just moved into. It’ll even help you plan out where you want everything to go since it’ll continuously inspire you.

You can follow these tips to make unpacking a little easier, but if you feel like you don’t have the time to slowly unpack, it’s best if you spend a little extra money and find movers that help you unpack. Some moving companies are really great in helping you with this since they actually take photos of your old home (down to where you kept your dressing table items) and unpack everything to place them in the exact same place. It’s a complete luxury.

This article was provided by MoveSouq.com, a site that helps customers in the UAE find and get quotes from the best Dubai movers that help you pack and unpack down as well as provide handyman services to hang up those pesky curtains.