Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Unpacking in Your New Home

By Affordable Storage Guy

Your first few days in your home can seem overwhelming. You're tired from packing up and moving out of your old home, and everything you own is stacked in boxes, waiting to be put away.

It's impractical to even think about being organized and unpacked within just a few days. Try to unpack in the same order that you packed, or as close to it as possible. Placing boxes in or near the room you're planning to unpack them in may be impractical, depending on the size and layout of the house, but if possible it will make things much easier.

Don't be surprised if getting everything completely unpacked takes several weeks or more. Try to place boxes in or near the rooms they'll be unpacked in, to save yourself some time and extra trips back and forth. This also helps contain the mess from all the crumpled-up paper and other packing materials inside your boxes.

You'll probably unpack your kitchen and bedroom first. You need a place to rest at the end of your busy day, and you don't want to have to rely on expensive dining out for more than a few meals. Once these rooms are set up, you can move on to your living areas and the rest of your home.

You probably made arrangements to have your utilities turned on before you moved in, but you may not have all the services you're used to, such as cable TV and Internet access right away. That's okay, though, because it means you'll have fewer distractions and more time for unpacking!

It may seem like you're never going to get there, but eventually you'll have all of your things settled into their proper places and be ready to reestablish your normal routine in your new home. It won't happen overnight, but it will happen, so don't get discouraged.

Studies have shown that moving is one of the more stressful experiences that most people will go through. Make it as easy on yourself as you can by planning carefully and staying organized as you go.

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