The tedious task of packing and unpacking can really dampen the excitement of moving to a new place. Instead of sampling the local cuisine, you are stuck indoors looking for a can opener. You could be by the beach now, snorkeling and surfing. Instead, you are going through sealed boxes looking for the TV remote control. You cannot invite a guest since the living room is in chaos.
Just thinking about the boxes you need to open can create additional stress to the moving process but an organized start to a new life is actually possible. Setting realistic expectations and creating a timeline can also help you get packed and unpacked in no time.
Knowing where and when to start is half the battle. It can be overwhelming if you do not have a plan but it is not impossible to unpack within a day. Aside from creating a checklist of belongings, you also need an unpacking checklist:
Unpacking a lot of belongings can take much of your valuable time. Time which you usually do not have when you are relocating. Time you can use to set up your new house or office. Time you can use to learn the ropes in a new job. Time you can use more wisely.
Our Burleson movers can help you pack your stuff and unpack your boxes. You do not need to be at your wit’s end trying to cram work and personal activities in your life. Our movers can come to your rescue.
On the average, it takes 3 to 5 days for a 3-bedroom house. These are full days dedicated to packing, not just 2 to 4 hours per day. After setting aside bathroom breaks and rest breaks, a huge chunk of these days will be dedicated to identifying things to discard, sorting through piles of stuff and putting things in storage or out to trash or recycling. One of the tips people follow is hiring a worker to clean your place. This way you will not miss other important things such as move in clearances and permits or forget to tackle your storage room or basement.
How do you unpack a house quickly? Can you complete the unpacking process in less than a day?
Your packing strategy actually to some large extent, dictates how long your unpacking process will take. If you do packing right, you will be able to start unpacking easier and you can strategically move in days. Here are a few tips on packing for a move:
Declutter. If you bring a few things, you will have to unpack only a few things. Consider discarding items you have not used for a while. Clothing is an easy category to tackle. You can let go of old clothes you have not worn for some time and shop once you are in your new city.
Create an inventory of what you need to bring and what is inside each box. This will come in handy especially if you have a lot of small items or appliances with small components. It also helps keep you organized and keep track of where your things are. For a quick way of keeping an inventory of what is inside each box, assign a number. Write this number on the inside and outside flaps of the box. Before you seal the box, take a photo or list down the contents and its assigned number.
Prepare an overnight bag of essentials. This way you do not have to rummage through unpacked boxes on your first night in your new house. After long hours in transit, the last thing you want would to do is look for your toothbrush in the middle of the night. Put together all the stuff you need to get through the first 24 hours in your new place: a fresh set of clothes, your toiletries, any medications, chargers for your devices, coffee, and water bottles.
Color code and organize your boxes. This is another easy tip so you can find things quickly. Do not mix kitchen items and bedroom items in one box. Separate furniture and appliance items from tech items like laptops, chargers and wires.
Once loading and unloading is done, the unpacking challenge begins. Of course, if you have the budget to outsource this, it would make your transition smoother.
Packing can often take longer if you do not stick to a strict schedule. On the other hand, since unpacking means you already reached your destination, there are times when one becomes too exhausted to unpack everything.
It also depends on a lot of factors:
Moving in itself is already exhausting and time consuming. The world will not stop just because you have too many things to do before your move. Do not sacrifice making a good first impression at work just because you are already tired. Hire a moving company that offers packing, unpacking, loading, unloading and other services. CLP understands how you would want to finally relax after moving. We can help you get settled so you have time for what matters most.
Ask our workers to help you set up your new home once unloading of your stuff is completed. We also provide general cleaning services, IKEA furniture assembly, labor services and handyman services. Get in touch with us now.
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