When your professional movers have left and you are alone in your new home, you may be wondering what do next. Unpacking can seem like a mammoth task, thinking about cleaning your entire home can feel overwhelming. However, this process does not have to be as daunting as you think. Bekins Moving Solutions can provide you with the tips and tricks you need to get through the hardest part of moving, after the movers have gone.
Preparation Is Key
If you have packed and labeled your boxes properly, your moving company can place the boxes in the rooms where they are to be unpacked. This makes it easier to find the items you need at short notice and to work out what you should unpack first. While it may take a bit of extra time to organize everything into room-specific boxes, it will definitely save time in the long run.
Moving Essentials Kit
After moving day is where your ‘essentials’ kit is going to come in handy. This kit you have prepared beforehand will contain everything you need for that first night in your new home. With your essentials kit you should have all your toiletries, medications, and basic eating utensils to make it through the first day. After a good night’s rest you can get started unpacking.
When you do start to unpack, start on the bedrooms first so that every member of the family, including yourself, has their own organized space where they can get away from all the chaos. This is not as daunting as it sounds, as everybody can be responsible for their own bedrooms. Of course, if you have small children, you may need to help or oversee their unpacking. Teenagers may prefer to unpack themselves and it will free up your time to get more done.
New House, New Routine
When your move is complete, you need to be sure that you establish a new routine for every member of the family as soon as possible. This includes things such as meal times and bed times. Setting a routine is particularly important for children, as they thrive on maintaining order, even through the hustle and bustle of a move. Sometimes it is helpful to work on a poster board calendar that can hang on the wall of your child’s room. On the poster you can list out a typical day’s activities. This will help your child feel more secure in the new environment.
Getting Rid of Boxes
After your move you may feel overwhelmed with the number of boxes you have incurred. There are a few great ways to get rid of empty box clutter. First, make sure you can’t re-use the boxes for some useful purpose. Secondly, place an ad for free moving boxes in local online classifieds. Lastly, if you can’t find anyone to take your boxes, break them down and take them to a local recycling facility.
If you are moving and need assistance with packing, unpacking, moving, or storage, contact Bekins Moving Solutions today! Call (877) 594-1187 for more information.