Sometimes, in the urge of settling down as quickly as possible we unpack hastily leaving a mess instead of organising the unpacking in the proper way. It’s quite a challenge to make use of one’s organisational abilities in such a haphazard situation. You’ll obviously be in a hurry to get soft bed or couch to rest on for a bit after all the hard work or to get something to eat, but using speed more than using brains will just elongate the time span of your unpacking and you’ll be in a lot more trouble than what you might have envisaged. Below are a few things you should consider when you unpack in your new home:
Pre-planning: It’s always good to have some things planned in advance so that when the big day arrives, you already have a load off your shoulders. Get your house cleaned a couple of days before your moving date. If it needs to be painted or carpeted, take care of that about a few weeks prior to your moving date. Once you have some of this work done in advance, it’ll get much easier to unpack and arrange your things without the extra hassle.
Unpacking right away: Before you’re on your way to your new home, make sure you’ve had a good sleep the night before and have maintained a high energy level because there’s going to be plenty of things to do as soon you step into your new house. Unpacking with procrastination results in mismanagement, so start unpacking and placing your things as soon as possible. However, the non-essential items can be unpacked and sorted out later. Make sure that the unpacking process does not spread for more than two weeks, or else, you might never fully move in!
Provide a purpose to the rooms: Place each room’s symbolic or focal item in first to give the room a specific look and feel. This way, you won’t forget which room you had designated for which function. Furthermore, if you had already planned how to arrange the furniture and other articles in each room, try to create a picture map or a written layout that shows the particular arrangement pattern of those items.
Move from larger to smaller: Sometimes, people start arranging whatever’s near them, and in the end, when the bulkier items are left, yet to be placed, there’s no room for them. Always start arranging your house by placing larger items first and the smaller items later on. This way, you will be able to manage your space effectively and your final outcome is going to be much more organised.
The most important thing to know is that you should unpack in your new home for function first and then for decoration, because you’ll actually be living in the house, not just looking at it. Work wisely!