One of the tougher parts of any move comes
when it’s nearly all over: getting unpacked.
Unpacking Plan After Moving Long Distance
You'd think this would be a happy event because it marks the completion of the actual move. However, whether the unpacking job is large or small, everyone tends to feel out of control when surrounded by towers of unpacked moving boxes. Even a moving expert like Sandy Payne, author of Move Your House, felt intimidated when faced with her first unpacking job.
Faced with a slew of boxes with vague labels like "kitchen" Payne employed the disastrous "take-everything-out-of-every-box-at-once" method. "In the end, after weeks of confusion, long hours and very intense work, we managed to get our house set up in time for the delivery of our second child," says Payne.
To avoid this type of mistake, use this room-by-room guide for a sane unpacking experience. And before you even start unpacking, set a packing game plan.
Here are some tips for unpacking and setting things up in a way that make sense for your new life.
Throughout the House:
Payne says dividing time between unpacking, sorting, and organizing can actually leave you feeling refreshed at the end of the day - or at the least, refreshingly sane.