A 10-Step Guide to Successful and Trouble-Free Unpacking
Begin with the essentials - The essentials box contains all the things you need to get survive the first few days in your new home. Each family member must pack their own essentials to make sure nothing important is missed. These boxes must be handy at all times.
Start with the bed - Let the children unpack their own bedrooms or at least start with the linens and pillows.
Proceed with the kitchen - Bring out all cooking and dining ware as well as the appliances so you can make your meals already.
Take out the toiletries - Unpack the box that contains soap, shampoos, tissues, towels and other grooming tools and set them up in the bathroom.
Plan furniture placement - Before you finish unpacking, set up a floor plan for your furniture so will only have to move them once.
Clear the garage - The garage is one of the last rooms you will have to pack. Be sure to clear it before you start unpacking.
Unpack seasonal items later - Seasonal items such as clothes, ski boards, surf boards, parasols can be left unpacked until you find the need to use them.
Get to know your space - When essentials are all set up, you may unpack at your own pace. You may also start planning decorations at this point.
Don't put decorations yet - Wait till you're done arranging the furniture so you know exactly where you should put them.
10. Relax and enjoy your new home - You've finally made it! Go give yourself a pat in the back and enjoy your new life in your new home.