What’s the best way to unpack?
You needed to move. Whether it was for work, or to be closer to family, or just cause you felt like it, you decided to move across Canada. Your things are now in your home, and as you look around, all you can see is stuff. It’s in boxes, it’s sitting in the corner, and you don’t know what to do, or where to begin. We have some good news for you. You can get through it, and soon enough, you will be settled into your new place. Your move in Canada can leave you a little overwhelmed, but there are somethings you can do to help get through it
Here are some tips on how to get through your unpack after your move across Canada.
Make a schedule
This will of course depend on your availability, and is different for every person. Some people have the ability to take time off of work to attack their unpacking, and others have week nights or weekends. There is no one size fits all approach to scheduling, as everyone has different schedules. Take some time to sit down, and work out a schedule that works for you. While you can get aggressive, and aim to have everything done in a short period of time, make sure that it’s attainable. If you aren’t able to accomplish an aggressive goal, it can leave you feeling a little down, and can slow down your progress.
Any cleaning required?
Before you unpack, and before your rooms get packed with your items, take the time to clean. There is no better time to clean than in an empty room. Who knows when the next time you will get to vacuum the floor underneath and behind the bookcase, or entertainment unit. Check out our list of other things to remember before unpacking.
Unpack your rooms one at a time
It can be tempting when you’re unpacking to jump from room to room. You’re thinking about things that you need, and one thing may be in the bathroom, and another in your bedroom, and yet another in the living room. It is better to have one room completely finished, than to have a few unfinished rooms. By completely working through one room, not only will you feel like you have accomplished more and feel more positive about your unpack, but you will be able to set your sights to the next room. After a while, you will see a light at the end of the tunnel!
Wait to set your TV up
While this sounds absurd, it can be a great idea, and will help keep you focused. After your move across Canada, and as you unpack, it can be really easy to look at yourself and say, “I have done a good job today, and I need a break.” If you leave your TV until you finish packing, you are more likely to stay on track and focused until the job is done!
Decide which room to unpack first
We recommend getting your kitchen unpacked first. Without plates, cutlery, and utensils, it can be extremely tempting to order food in because it’s more convenient. While that may be okay for a night or the day following your move, it can start to become expensive quite quickly. By unpacking your kitchen first, you can start to save some money by being ready to cook at home. The order in which to unpack your home is really up to you.
Turn up the tunes
Music has a tendency to get you in the mood for whatever you need to do. Before your move across Canada, make an unpacking play list. Blast some good songs, and get down to business. If you don’t have anything downloaded, Spotify can be a great way to listen to a pre-make playlist. Before you know it, you will be done!
One of the biggest things is to make sure that you set aside time to unpack. While unpacking your entire home in a day would be nice, it’s not realistic. Make sure that you set yourself up to succeed and set a realistic goal for when you want to finish. In the same way that you must give yourself enough time to prepare for your move across Canada, give yourself enough time to finish, and you will get through all your unpacking before you know it.
While unpacking is important, so is the physical moving of your goods as well. Whether you’re thinking about a move across Canada, or if you just want to move across the street, Quick Transfer is one of the most trusted names in moving not only in Manitoba, but also in Canada.
If you’re thinking about moving, make sure to contact us to see how we can best accommodate you on your move.