Let’s assume that you acted like a devoted professional and read everything there is to know about moving? That is absolutely great, but unfortunately, those boxes won’t unpack themselves at the end of the day. You will have to be the one that keeps the family together so they can collectively bring something to the proverbial table. Furniture movers can help you with moving the furniture (duh), but it will ultimately come down to your decision. Which of those companies you will hire? Why? Why not the other. There is nobody else that you should ask those questions, but you. If you can ask them, and maybe even answer them, you will be well on your way towards your new dream home.
Have you forgotten labeling?
Hopefully not. If you did not label everything you will be in for a rough one, to put it mildly. The good news? You can still change the course of events. Regardless, sooner or later you will be able to unpack those boxes and really decide where to put what, etc. You won’t have to unpack most of your stuff on the first day either. People will sometimes wait for days and that won’t take away from the experience.
Let’s make it a challenge
If you have a little bit of humor and you and your families have their own banters, turning the day of unpacking into a big family event is a great idea. Not only you will have more helping hand that way, but you will also be able stress less.
Start with the bathroom and the kitchen
Remember, just because you have found some quality furniture movers, it doesn’t mean they will do a thorough job. You need to think for yourself and be sure that you can make them understand your ideas and conditions, where to put what and why. They will have experience, but they won’t know the stories of your specific items, which may be just as important as moving, if not more. Still, once you have arrived, setting up in the kitchen makes a lot of sense. Your family will need to eat something. Another mandatory procedure is taking a bathroom break. This means that the next priority is the bathroom.
Leave the bedroom last
Leaving the bedroom last is a good idea because it generally won’t matter during those initial days. When there are so many distractions around you, the last thing you dream about is your king-sized bed and a possibly fancy bedroom. In the first couple of days, all you’ll need to worry about is unpacking everything in the most efficient manner, and the rest will fall in line (including your children if you have any).