Moving to a new home can be an exciting experience. A new space is a fresh new start! Moving in and unpacking, however, can be a stressful project to tackle. You can make the move-in process much easier by being organized in how you unpack and set things up. We have 3 steps that we highly recommend.
Before you move in, take the time to plan out your home. Take mental or real pictures of your new space to help you strategize. Think about what you want each room to be. What function do you want it to serve? What would you want it to look like? Pack your things by room, and label them, so you or your movers will know exactly where to place them. Be prepared to be flexible! Sometimes things do not go as planned, but no matter what, planning ahead will always help you feel less frazzled.
Packing your current possessions by room is important because the most efficient way to unpack is room by room. Prioritize the rooms in your new home by what you will need to use first. The bedroom and kitchen are usually the most important to people. This way, if unpacking is taking several days, or you just need a break, a bed, your clothes, and kitchen utensils will be available to you. A nap, and a snack can really help during your move-in process
The best way to organize and stay organized is to have the right storage products in your home. When you are all unpacked, take note of where you want to save space. If your new garage is now overflowing with boxes and storage, consider buying some overhead shelves to make room for your car or workbench. Storage products can also add decoration. Too many random books and papers in your living room or office? That can easily be fixed with a beautiful wooden bookshelf or cabinet. Be sure to invest in quality storage products that will last for many years.
When we are organized, we feel less stressed and more in control. With these 3 organizing tips, your move-in process can be more easily enjoyed. Good luck with your new home!
The author, Ashley Rogers, works for The Garage Authority here in Greenville. She enjoys divulging at Taco Bell, interacting with all kinds of people, and learning more about social media.