Making a move to a new home represents a huge transition in life. You hope that moving day is the end of that major transition; however, it can mark the beginning of another significant change in your routines.
You need to become fully settled into your new home. Your personal household goods may be inside the new residence. Still, electronics must be set up, appliances installed, and clothing hung up in the closet. Having a strategy for this transition will help you make your new space feel like home.
Have a Move-In Strategy to Keep You Focused
Most people will find that settling into a new home is a process that takes place over months. You may be fully unpacked quickly, especially if you hire movers to complete that process for you. However, you may need to spend time reorganizing and prioritizing the finer details. In general, you can lighten that task by spreading the work out over time to make it more manageable.
Start with the essentials. Put away the most used kitchen utensils and dishware in easy-to-reach cabinets. Set out your toiletries. Hang up your work clothes. Take care of these first to make your home a livable space during the first week. Then, you can unpack more of the items you don’t use daily.
Some people may put connecting the TV at the top of their priority list. What’s important is to make that priority list meet your needs. The strategy should address your individual and family needs. It should take into account ways that you like to manage tasks. In general, most people find it easier to break up the long list of tasks into smaller chunks. You may work from room to room, or you may take a few tasks in each room by day.
For fun, you can give yourself a reward for reaching the goal. Go out to dinner, pop open a bottle of champagne or throw a housewarming party.
Easing the Task of Moving In
Keep these helpful tips in mind to ease the task of moving in.
Have a written plan for where the movers should leave each box and container. You can make a floor plan and color code the rooms and then match the boxes to those colors. As always, label the outside of the boxes clearly.
On the sketch of the floor plan, label where you want the furniture, appliances, beds, electronics and large items to be placed. This helps the movers put the items in place quickly and efficiently. You can adjust the floor plan later as you settle into your new home.
If needed, ask for some help from family or friends. Unpacking is less work than the moving, so if you have not hired professional movers, you can ask for assistance with the larger, more difficult items to move. You can show your appreciation by taking them out to dinner after the work is done.
Working with professional movers and packers makes the move-in process that much easier. To learn more about the advantages Global Van Lines offers, contact your professional Global Van Lines Moving Concierge today!