Moving to a new place is a huge undertaking. Aside from packing itself, there are a lot of other things that you have to do to make the process less stressful. For one, you have to search for professional Bay Area movers who will transport all your belongings to your new place. At Good Green Moving, our movers are reliable and expert in handling items and making sure that they arrive at your location safely.
Once you have hired a moving company, you also have to arrange for a change of address for all your utilities, subscriptions, bank statements, and other essential letters. After which, the dreaded packing begins and will continue for a couple of days. You’ll feel like you’re never going to finish preparing everything. The moving day itself is no walk in the park. You’ll be busy walking in and out of your house supervising movers and making sure that you don’t leave any important item.
Once you’re all done with that, there’s the unpacking. Being in a new house is an unfamiliar situation, and it might take a while before everything is put in the right place. If you need guidance, here are a few techniques that you can use for unpacking your things.
- Label Everything
Don’t underestimate how important labels are to keep everything organized. It’s a lot faster and easier to unpack if you know where things are located. The last thing you want is to start organizing your kitchen and find out that your spoon and fork set is scattered and mixes with some of your toiletries and skin care. When you keep related items in one place, then you don’t have to spend so much time shuffling around or opening every single box before you need them.
- Ask the Movers to Unload Things in the Right Rooms
Once the Bay Area movers have arrived at your new place, give them instructions on how to unload your things in the right place. This is helpful especially if you own heavy furniture and appliances. You might want to take this opportunity to have expert movers place some of your things in the right area of the house. Similarly, all your labeled boxes should indicate whether they belong in the bedroom or the living room. This will make unpacking a lot less stressful.
- Unpack the Breakables Last
As much as you want to finally see how your large TV looks like in your new living room or your mother’s china on top of your kitchen shelves, you might want to keep them packed safely while you rummage through all your other things. If you have so many things to unpack, who know what you might bump into or accidentally trip over.
- Enlist Some Help
Unpacking is a strenuous activity for one person especially if you’re on a deadline. If you need to get back to work the next day, then you don’t have to pull an all-nighter to have all your things unpacked. You can ask your friends and family to help you with unpacking and organizing your things. Make it a fun event with snacks, drinks, and maybe some music. Just make sure that you ask them ahead of time and thank them for their help.