Home Removals - Organizing the Unpacking
Even people who have moved a few times still despise the unpacking process. The problem is that it is not as mechanical as packing, it involves many other things. The idea of unpacking is to make sure you arrange your new home properly. There is so much to think about and lots of design thought involved. Not only do you have to open the boxes, but you need to find a place for each item and clean too. Settling in is a great time for everyone to start anew and try a different way of arranging the home. However, for most people the unpacking stage is the hardest of all tasks and they find no fun in it. It is best to have a plan for after the moving in. Are your friends and relatives coming over to help you? Can you afford to pay the movers to unpack too? Are you going to do everything on your own? Do you have time to spend for the unpacking? Knowing what the situation is will help you get a clear image of how the unpacking will go. If you can get help (any sort of) you will manage much quicker and easier.
The first golden rule about unpacking is to find time to do it. This is not a hasty process that you can do in one evening or weekend. Make sure you have enough time to unpack - taking a few days or a week off from work is strongly advisable. If you can't take days off, prepare a schedule and stick to it. If you don't take the time to unpack, your home will be a mess for weeks to come. Set daily goals and make sure your children are helping too. Think of ways to motivate them so they arrange their rooms and help out with other tasks they can cope with. During the weekends you can deal with the heavy boxes, the garage, the basement and other areas which need a little extra attention. It is best to unpack one room at a time, no matter how many boxes there are around and how stressed out they make you feel. Things will inevitably pile up and it will get dirty around. It's a good idea to unpack the bedrooms during the evening - you can arrange the closets and the drawers after you have finished with other more urgent tasks. The essential rooms (bathroom, toilet and kitchen) should be unpacked first, ideally on the first day and be ready to use. Listen to your children's suggestions about their rooms. Your goal should be to make the place cozy and welcoming, not to simply rush through things. Keep your box with essential things, as well as important documents and files nearby. Don't trust the movers with your most valuable items, because if something gets damaged or broken, the insurance will cover its value, but cannot replace it. Most things we really cherish have a big sentimental value so it's best not to risk it.
Remember that a home relocation is a big change for everyone in your family, as well as for your friends and relatives. Don't be selfish about it just because you need to be the adult and deal with the whole process and every single issue that arises. Communication and preparation are key factors for a successful move and there is no reason for yours not to be one.