It’s not unusual to find that you’re simply too exhausted to unpack everything the day you move in.
While some people throw themselves into things and unpack non-stop in one go, for many others, unpacking is something done over a few days. That latter might particularly be the case if, for example, you’re also working during the day.
However, at the risk of stating the obvious, that means you’ll need to think a little when packing about what you’ll need to unpack and in what priority. For example, being unable to find your toiletries and cosmetics for a few days might be a problem!
So here are a few everyday tips about unpacking after furniture removals:
- colour code or otherwise very clearly distinguish, those cartons that need to be unpacked ‘PDQ’ upon arrival. Don’t leave this to a faint pen mark that you’ll be struggling to see – make your marks bold;
- number your cartons and keep a book where you note down what’s in each. If you don’t do this, you’ll end up needing to open virtually every carton immediately on arrival to try and remember what’s in them;
- remember that the first thing you’ll probably need to unpack are your tea/coffee making facilities plus perhaps a few snacks. Dare we say it but loo paper might be pretty important to get out fast as well;
- if you have younger kids, remember to keep a box or two of their favourite things available for fast unpacking. It’ll help them start to feel at home and keep them out of your hair. For similar reasons, you might want to make a priority getting the TV, PCs and other entertainment stuff out – they’ll also be useful for you to slump into later on when you’ve had enough unpacking;
- basic toiletries should also be readily to hand as well as things like hand towels.
What follows next will depend very much on individual priorities. Some of our customers say their top unpack priority is their bedroom. Others prefer to get their kitchen or living room up and running first.
Whatever you decide, good luck and try to keep smiling!