You’ve got all of your belongings moved from your old home and are one step closer to enjoying your new home. Now it’s time to unpack and organize. Use these tips to help you unpack faster and get settled more efficiently:
Make a Design Plan for Your New Minneapolis Home
Before you move in decide where your furniture will go – get a visual before you set everything in place. Draw out a plan prior to moving day. That way when the movers arrive they will be able to put everything where it belongs and you won’t be shifting furniture here and there to find the best placement. It will cut down on your organizing time.
Organize One Room at a Time
The key to unpacking efficiently is to focus on one room at a time. If you skip from room to room, you’ll spend more time taking things out of boxes and finding a place for them. So go easy on yourself.
The kitchen and bathroom are the best places to start because these are the areas that are most common to all members of your family and are typically high traffic areas. An added bonus to beginning in the kitchen is that you can have a snack to keep you motivated. Start with items you’ll need the soonest – plates, bowls, glasses, and silverware. Line your cabinets and put everything where it belongs as soon as you take it out of the box.
In the bathroom, you’ll want to get your toiletries set up as soon as possible. Also, make sure the plumbing is operational.
If you can’t get to the bedrooms before the first night in your new Minneapolis home, don’t worry. Have a family camp out. Roll out some sleeping bags in the living room or pitch a tent in the backyard. When you do get to the bedrooms, make sure all your furniture is set in place before you start unpacking. That way you can move everything from the boxes to right where it’s supposed to land.
After the bedrooms, tackle the living room. Save the garage for last. Make sure your sofa, other furniture, TV and other living room electronics are all in their places before you unpack your boxes.
Keeping to this routine will make your unpacking go a lot more smoothly and you’ll be done faster.