You’ve just spent the past few weeks packing up your belongings and you’ve finally moved your last box into your new place. What next?
While it might be tempting to leave your moving boxes for now and kick back and relax after an exhausting moving day, the reality is that at some stage, you’ll eventually need to get started with unpacking the rest of your belongings.
So how do you find the motivation to start unpacking and ensure you finish the job in the quickest and easiest way possible? Below are our top tips for unpacking like a pro to get settled into your new place fast.
Work To A Deadline
Choose a date for when you’d like to have all of your unpacking done and work towards finishing by that date. Put together a schedule of what you’d like to accomplish on each day to break up the work and to help keep track of whether or not you’re falling behind or running on time.
If you’re struggling to find the motivation to even get started with unpacking, you can start by taking baby steps and starting small. Find a small box to unpack and focus on that task until you’re done.
Once you’ve unpacked the first small box, grab another small box to unpack. Starting small will get the ball rolling until you build enough momentum to tackle the larger, more time-consuming tasks with ease.
The truth is, once you’ve moved into your new place, you really can just get by with the bare essentials until you’ve unpacked all of your belongings. Locate and unpack just the main items that you’ll need over the next few days e.g. toiletries, food, some clothing, towels and bedding.
One Room At A Time
By breaking down the larger (and somewhat intimidating) task of unpacking your belongings into smaller chunks, the overall task of unpacking your belongings won’t seem so daunting. Focus on working on one room at a time and start off with a smaller room to begin with such as a bathroom or laundry.
Don’t have large chunks of time to devote to unpacking? Try to focus on unpacking intermittently whenever the opportunity arises. By chipping away at the task when you get the spare chance or even in-between other tasks, you’ll be able to put a large dent on unpacking all of your belongings in next to no time.
Put Away The Distractions
While unpacking, it can be tempting to switch on the TV for background noise or to pull out your phone and check your social media updates. But if you’re really keen on getting all of your unpacking done quickly, it’s best to avoid all the little distractions.
If the thought of unpacking your belongings makes you want to do something else and procrastinate, you’ll need to find a way to take the first step and start. Have a good think about what is truly stopping you from getting started and try to work around it.
For example, if you feel like your phone is proving too much of a distraction, turn it off or place it on silent for a few hours while you unpack.
When unpacking your belongings, try not to focus on all of the little details. Placing emphasis on how your belongings are placed or trying to re-arrange your furniture at your new place may really slow down your unpacking process.
Get the difficult and time-consuming task of unpacking out of the way first so you can then relax and spend more time rearranging your new setup.
Make It Fun
If thinking about unpacking immediately conjures up feelings of boredom, why not think of some fun ways to turn packing into a fun and enjoyable experience for you and the family. Dance along to your favourite music while unpacking or maybe have an unpacking race to see who can unpack their room first.
Stress Less On Your Next Move
Moving house doesn’t have to be a crazy and stressful time. Save yourself time and effort the next time you move with help from Giffen Furniture Removals.
Giffen Removals are here to help Brisbane locals make the most of their house move with convenient pre-packing, storage and furniture removal services. By leaving the packing, heavy lifting and furniture removals to us, you can focus your attention on other areas instead – like unpacking after a house move. Speak to our team about our variety of services and ask for an obligation-free quote.