Well, it has been a whirlwind last few days, but we made it to Oklahoma. I am happy to report that everything went smoothly! The Mayflower packers and movers were great, and we could not have asked for a better outcome with the moving and handling of our goods. Now that we are to our new home, we are in the process of unpacking. Here are some tips to make the task of unpacking as efficient as possible.
–Place your furniture first. If you are able to know the layout of your new home ahead of time, try to plan where you want to put your furniture so that you can have the movers place your furniture in the desired areas. If you don’t have access to the layout of your new home, try to decide where you want your furniture as soon as you arrive. This way, you can get help from the movers and don’t have to rearrange larger pieces after the movers leave.
-Check to make sure the electricity has been switched on.If it has, go ahead and plug in all of your major appliances (the fridge and freezer especially) so that they will be ready to be used as soon as possible.
-Set up your beds.Pack all of your bedding and pillows together and clearly label them. Ask the movers to place them towards the end of the truck so that they are easily accessible to you. We were very tired by the time moving day was over, so we were glad that our beds were set up and ready when we were. The last thing that you want to do after a long day of moving and unpacking is to try to hunt down bedding and put together beds late into the night!
-Locate your essential boxes.These are the boxes that have all that you need to get you through the first day of your move and the next morning (toilet paper, shower curtain, towels, coffee maker, paper plates, etc.) Again, ask the movers to clearly label and load these boxes last. That way, they will be easily accessible to you when you need them.
Once you have taken these first steps, you will be ready to take on the task of unpacking the rest of the boxes. What you decide to unpack next is up to you. The main thing is to remember to unpack first the things that you need and use most frequently.
Now, it’s time for me to put these tips into practice and get started unpacking!
Until next time,