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 it was time to consider moving across Canada. Your move across Canada is now done, and your things are now in your home. You look around, and all you can see is stuff. It’s in boxes, it’s everywhere, 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. Moving across Canada can leave you a little overwhelmed, but there are somethings you can do to help get through it
Here are 6 tips on how to get through your unpack after moving across Canada.
1. 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 to attack their unpacking, and others have week nights or weekends. There is no one size fits all approach to scheduling. After moving across Canada, take some time to sit down, and work out an unpacking 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.
2. Any cleaning required?
Before you unpack, and before your room becomes full with all your stuff, 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 floor underneath and behind your bookcase? Check out our list of other things to remember before settling in to your new place.
3. Unpack your rooms one at a time
It can be tempting when your 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 overall unpack, you will be able to set your sights to the next room, and after a while, you will see a light at the end of the tunnel!
4. Wait to set your TV up
While this sounds absurd, it can be a great idea, and will help keep you focused. It can be really easy to look at yourself and say, “I have done a good job today, I need a break.” If you leave your TV set up until after you finish packing, you are more likely to stay on track and focused until the job is done!
5. Decide which room to unpack first
We recommend getting your kitchen unpacked first. Without plates and 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 following day, 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.
6. Turn up the tunes
Music has a tendency to get you in the mood for whatever you need to do. Make sure that you get some good songs going, and get down to business. Before you know it, you will be done! If you don’t have any music downloaded onto your phone or Ipod, consider using YouTube or Spotify.
This biggest thing 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. 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 moving locally or long distance, Quick Transfer is one of the most trusted names in moving across Manitoba, and Canada.
Contact us to see how we can best accommodate you on your move.