Moving can be pretty stressful, but that’s why we’re here, to make your life just a tiny bit easier with the help of tips and tricks we’ve tried ourselves. A while back we’ve given you an awesome article about 10 unusual uses for Aspirin and today it’s moving time! We’re not going to tell you how to pack, but how to unpack and what to do right after you’ve brought all of your things into a new home. If packing is stressful, then unpacking while moving into a new home means heaps of stress, because you’re there with everything in boxes and you don’t know where to begin. Worry not, we’re here to help.
Once everything is off the moving truck, inspect all the things and make a quick assessment. See what’s broken or check what’s missing, because it can happen, even when the best are helping you move. Open all boxes and peak inside and check the fragile boxes first, because if the china survived in one piece, chances are the other stuff did, too.
To avoid feeling overwhelmed, try focusing on a single room. This way, there is one room where everything is nice, clean and settles while the rest is an unorganized mess. This will help you relax; every time you will feel like you need a break, just go in the room and spend a couple of minutes relaxing.
This is a really great tip: organizing as you unpack, but it’s not for everybody. You have to be really organized for this to work. This will work better if you don’t try to unpack all at once. Label your boxes and put everything in their place as you unpack and you’ll be done faster than if you were to unpack everything.
Your new house isn’t going anywhere, so there is no need for you to work too hard or to try to do everything in one day. Unpack some boxes in one day and if you feel too tired, it is perfectly OK to take a long break or to even stop and resume the next day. Getting enough sleep will give you the energy to finish the job.
This is probably the first thing you need to do once you move into your new home: the beds. Just so whenever you’re feeling tired or want to take a break from unpacking you can lie down and take a nap or just relax. Another good tip is to cover the freshly made beds with a large cover to keep away dust from all the commotion generated by the unpacking.
What better way to get to know the new surroundings than finding the local market, the place where you’ll be purchasing almost all your food from? While you’re there, get a few staples, such as bread, fruit, water so that you can have what you need to serve the people who are helping you unpack and settle in.
Moving into a new home is not only stressful but also very tiring. In the midst of everything, you could forget to eat. Make sure you remember to eat, but setting a time where you and your family simply stop what you’re doing and enjoy a sandwich or a visit to the local restaurant. You’ll have a new found strength when you get back to work.
Don’t unpack until the late hours of the evening. Make sure to stop what you’re doing in the afternoon so that you can drop by and say hi to the neighbors. Don’t go knocking at their doors, simply take a stroll around the neighborhood and see who’s out there. Make sure to stop and say hi if you’re feeling like it. The sooner you know your neighbors, the sooner your new house will become a home.
You bought or rented a new home and you think you know everything there is to know about it, but you don’t. Pests can really creep up on you in the most horrible way possible, so you need to pest-proof your new home as soon as you get there, or before if you manage to do that. If you have any pets, make sure to talk to the company you’re hiring, so that they don’t use substances which can potentially harm your beloved animals.
The best way to prepare your new house is to do a thorough cleaning of it. There is nothing better than the feeling you get when you sit down and smell your freshly cleaned house. You can do it yourself if you think you are up to it, or you can hire a company to do it for you. Make sure you use referrals when hiring.
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