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Quick and Efficient Methods for Unpacking

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So you've finally arrived at your new home along with a truck full of your belongings packed away into boxes stacked on top of boxes. You want so badly to just walk into your new house, collapse onto a nice comfortable couch and just relax. There's just one small
 problem though - there's no couch to collapse on to because you haven't even unpacked yet.

Sure, unpacking everything might seem like a daunting task to tackle, especially when it feels like you literally just finished packing everything. Well, the good news is that you don't have to get everything done at once. Some of your boxes can wait to be unpacked while you handle the more important things first.

The question is which rooms are the ones you should unpack first? Believe it or not, there's some logic behind this process.

The kitchen

The first room you should unpack once you arrive at your new home and unload all of your moving boxes into the rooms that they belong, should be your kitchen. Why the kitchen? Well, the kitchen tends to be the central hub of most homes. It's where most of the action occurs and it's where one of the most important things in a person's daily life happens - eating. And you know that you're going to be pretty hungry after a long day of moving.

Plus, most of the little appliances and kitchen utensils can be a real pain to unpack if you wait until you need them and have to go searching through every box to find, so it's best to get those things out of the way first. That way, you can enjoy the first meal in your new home without worrying about having to rummage through boxes to find the plates and forks.

The bathrooms

Arguably the next most important room on the household hierarchy is the bathroom. You're probably going to want to wash up, shower and/or brush your teeth in the first few hours after you arrive at your new home and you can't really do any of those things without the necessary bathroom toiletry supplies that are undoubtedly packed away somewhere that's impossible to reach.

So avoid having to find them when you need them by unpacking the most important bathroom items in their respective bathrooms as soon as possible. That way, when it comes time for the end of the day and you want to take a refreshing shower after moving, you know where the towels, soap and shampoo are.

The bedrooms

Finally, once you're finished unpacking the kitchen and the bathrooms, you can get started on unpacking the bedrooms. The bedrooms might not be as high up on the priority list as the kitchen and bathrooms, but it's still fairly important.

During your first night in your new home, you're going to want a comfortable bed to crawl into and catch up on all of your rest, and that means you're probably going to need a bedspread and comfortable blankets to wrap yourself in, something you won't have if you don't unpack them.

While most of the bedroom can be unpacked later on (such as your wardrobe and your other smaller items) make sure that everything you need to feel at home when it's time to call it a night after a long moving day isn't too far away.

By unpacking these necessities first, you'll help yourself settle into your new home and it will make life a lot easier for you and your family.

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on January 15, 2013 - Moving Expert
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