You Have Packed Everything Nicely, Let’s Wait With That Medal
Posted On April 17, 2015
So you are telling me that you have packed everything like a professional, better than any removalist could have ever hoped for? That is fine and dandy, but all this stuff has to be unpacked once you have reached your desired destination. The moving truck arrived, and you suddenly find yourself among several dozens of boxes. What to do?
Let’s assume you labeled everything
If you did not label everything, you are in for a rough one. The good news? Nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later you will be able to unpack all your things and find their new location, even if you did no label those boxes. The removals might help you with the bigger pieces. The main thing here is not to panic. Contrary to the popular belief, you don’t have to unpack everything in a couple of hours. Heck, you don’t have to unpack everything for days or even weeks if you don’t feel like it.
Unpacking can be a fun family event, make it a spectacle
With a little bit of humor and camaraderie, we can turn the whole endeavor from something unpleasant into a family event where time will fly. With simple rewards (like a fine lunch or dinner), you will be able to convince your family members that a little bit of effort on their part will be more than worth it. Even the children.
Set up a base of operation in the kitchen
Any good removalist would tell you that establishing a base of operation is a good start. Because of the above mentioned reasons, setting up camp in the kitchen does make a lot of sense. The kitchen is ideal because being nourished during a hard day of packing is important, which means that it makes sense to start with it and go from there. Even that can be done in an efficient way however. Obviously the goal is to start with the items that are frequently used to make food. This article will give you more knowledge about removals see this article for info.
The bathroom is the next logical step
The removals will probably help you with the sinks and other heavy bathroom stuff, but first, you should decide which bathroom (if there are multiple) could serve as a communal bathroom which your family will be using throughout the day. This way the whole thing could be a lot more efficient. Making sure that the plumbing already works is very important here, you don’t want a messy situation during the unpacking process which is already as stressful as it is.
Bedrooms should be your last priority
If you don’t finish the unpacking work by the end of the first day, no need to panic. Depending on the site of the house and the amount of stuff you packed before left your previous home, this could easily be a multi-day process. Sometimes even more, and there is nothing wrong or weird about this. Ultimately, the main thing is to get through the process healthy. Smaller accidents (strains, damaged ligaments, smaller cuts) are extremely common during moving, so come out of it unscathed is already a smaller victory. If you end up with stuff that you don’t plan to use anymore, visiting some of the local charities is always a good idea.