Well, here you are. You’ve moved and your belongings are all at your new place. Now, you have to put EVERYTHING in its own place. What to do?

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No need to exhaust yourself unnecessarily. This is a post on the essential things to do after you move. To do this, it is best to create a plan.

Here is a list to add to your post-move plan:

  • organize a plan prior to moving

  • make at least two essential boxes prior to moving

  • allow yourself time to unpack once you have moved

  • label your boxes & be sure the movers place the boxes in their proper rooms

Essential Boxes are a Must

If you have been following our posts, you have already heard about packing a few boxes with “first days essential items” prior to your move. These are boxes that have your necessary items for your personal needs (such as medicine, toiletries, change of clothes, etc.) as well as an essentials box for your kitchen (eating utensils, a pan and a few food items, etc.). Some call an essential boxes “necessities” boxes or even “must-have” boxes which the latter seems to say it all, since what one person deems as necessary may not be the same for the next person.

If you have children and/or pets, do not forget to pack an essentials box for them as well. Children would need to have a set of items that are entertaining (toys, books for quiet time and a portable electronic device) together with their clothing and a favorite blanket or stuffed animal.

Allow Yourself Time to Unpack

The point in the essential boxes is, of course, for you to have the necessary items you need until you can unpack. It is also useful so that you don’t have to rush through your unpacking process. Rather, it will give you time to go about unpacking without stress.

Label Boxes and Place them in their Proper Rooms

Properly labeling your boxes prior moving is a crucial part of planning your post-move. This will cut down on your hunting through boxes unnecessarily. Once they arrive at your new place you can easily have them placed in their proper room. You will most likely have several boxes or more for each room. Thus, you can also give your labeling a little more detail (either on the box or on a list). If you make a list of your boxes (also numbering them) then itemize your belongings as best you can, you can kill two birds with one stone. This is because you can now add this list to the overall inventory of your belongings you are making.

The order that you unpack your boxes is a matter of lifestyle choices. Of course, all will want to have their bathroom and kitchen organized first, and in that particular order.

Call Missy Donaghy with Interiors for Seniors for a FREE consultation 321-279-3301.

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