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August 26, 2019

Unpacking is just like packing, but in reverse .... or is it?

Packing and MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to Austin is both exhilarating and exhausting! In addition to attending to yourself throughout the move, there are actually things you can do to make unpacking and moving into your new home, more enjoyable.

Considering that moving is often tedious along with mundane, music is a wonderful way to stay motivated and on target. It might even improve your mood therefore take into consideration having a stereo or perhaps tv set up so that you can work to the sound of your preferred tunes or have a Wireless speaker accessible to hook up with your cell phone.

Preparing and Organizing Continue to be Crucial

Packing deliberately can certainly considerably decrease tensions as well as headaches when you arrive at your new residence. Pack an "essentials" box (or two) containing things you need right away at your new home. This box will comprise of items like:

· Bathroom towels.

· Toiletries.

· Bed sheets/blankets.

· Essential food preparation implements.

· A couple of glasses, dishes, bowls (on the other hand, you can opt to order out or have non-perishable items to eat on your initial evening).

This way when you get to the new home in Austin, you'll have what you need to get through the initial night.

Additionally, make sure to label every carton with which room it should go into when it arrives. In this approach you won't have to blindly open boxes puzzled by what is in it or sort through numerous boxes to get something you may need.

You may also already have an idea of the place that the furnishings are to go. Thinking about where every piece ought to go before the move could speed up the task and help you to stay organized and committed to the rest of the unpacking.

Home office

If you have a home office, you may have to unpack these items first to keep on top of your company. In the event you're a work-from-home person, clearly you need to have your office unpacked, organized, and functional to ensure you will not get behind.

Assemble the Home Furniture

Moving day in Austin is often exhausting and you may in all likelihood be happy to crawl into bed that first night. This is exactly why assembling and making your bed(s) is a superb start before unpacking boxes.

You will not want to have to do it after you've put in the entire day unpacking cartons and bags along with organizing. The good news is that if you have hired a professional moving company, they will likely assemble the beds for you.

Unbox the Kitchen

When you have the beds put together, the kitchen is regarded as the logical place to begin unpacking. Considering that the kitchen is regarded as the heart of your house, getting your cabinets, cupboards, and also kitchen appliances all unpacked and organized will enable you to move in your new home.

If you have an eat-in kitchen area, you will likely also have a kitchen table that will help you unpack in a more structured manner.

Attend to the Bathroom

After you spend all day unpacking and arranging, you'll probably wish to take a shower or sit in a calming bath. The "essentials" carton should include the toiletries, soaps, shampoos, medications, or other things that are important for the bathroom.

Getting the bathroom and kitchen unpacked can make unpacking the rest of your items less difficult.

Move to the Bedrooms

Since the household furniture is already set up, the bedrooms ought to be the next to unpack. When you have packed the bedding in transparent plastic bags or containers, it'll be easier to spot which bed sheets belong in which bedroom. Conversely, write the specific person's bedroom on the carton after packing it to make it simpler.

Unbox the Living and Dining Areas

Ideally, you have your pieces of furniture in place which will make unpacking everything else easier. Don't fret about decorative items for example wall-hangings or knick-knackery until all of the necessary things are unpacked.


Seasonal things including holiday accents or stuff that you rarely use can be unpacked last. This stuff will usually go to an attic, basement, storage space, or garage.

As with packing, unpacking is made less difficult with preparing and organization. Being organized concerning the process will assist you to make sure you enjoy your new residence in Austin as gracefully and swiftly as you can.

If you need help with packing or unpacking services, A-1 Freeman Moving Group, your local moving company in Austin, can help!


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The Mickelson Family
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