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Unpacking your new home can be challenging, it’s a time-consuming process so you must make sure that you are as organised as possible to avoid chaos, damages, and spending even more time unpacking than you have to. In this guide, we are going to be making your life a little bit easier and giving you an insight into how to unpack your belongings like a pro. Continue reading to find out more…

Firstly, to get yourself into the organisation mood, you want to create a clear plan with a system that everyone helping can get on board with. So before unpacking, you want to find your ‘Open First’ box which contains the essentials such as phone chargers, spare clothes, toothbrushes, toiletries, medicine, and anything else that you class as essential and will need when you enter your new home.

Next move on to the kitchen and bathroom. This next step will include cleaning products like wipes and antibacterial cleaners so you can wipe down the surfaces, cupboards, and so on before you unpack the rest of your belongings. Then with your bathroom, you want to give it a quick clean around before using it and unpacking your belongings. This way both of these rooms will be nice and clean when you want to use them.

This next step in your plan is important, especially for those renting a property. It’s making sure you carry out checks for damage or anything that will want to be reported to the tenant. You must photograph any damage found before you unpack so you can protect your deposit and not give off a bad first impression to the tenant. This is a rare occurrence but accidents before you settle in can happen so it’s important to keep a note.

Unpack the necessities first and then everything else later is your next step. By searching through your belongings and picking out the boxes you will use the stuff inside first. It’s ideal to unpack a few boxes at a time. For example, clothes, kitchen utensils, or living room essentials like cushions, a sofa, tv, etc.

Similar to the last point, unpack one room at a time. This will make the packing process much smoother, and quicker, and you can see everything you have as you’re going through each room and what you need to buy. Depending on the time you have unpacked everything, having boxes labelled for each room will make it much easier to find things like duvets, pillows, bathroom stuff, comfy clothes, and so on. This is why it’s wise to be clear in what you’re labelling.

If you have a lot of cardboard boxes or plastic boxes and they are no longer needed or are broken, make sure to recycle as much as you can to protect the environment. If you have spare equipment that is unused or still in great quality, you could always sell them, pass them on to a friend, or family member. Another option is you could hand them in to a charity shop.

Our last step is to take your time, concentrate, and take breaks. If you take your time and give yourself breaks in between unpacking, you can be sure to have a smooth sailing plan. Want to know how to get in touch with our removal van services? Visit our website or give us a call today!