How to unpack after your move
The entire moving process is very stressful, from the moment you make that decision to move to a new apartment until the very last decoration is set up, you’ll be under pressure the entire time. (And be sure to hire a locksmith company to help change out your locks.) However, there is one part of the moving process which is more enjoyable than the others, and that is the unpacking stage. We are here to teach you how to unpack after your move. Unpacking after a move is one of the most rewarding aspects of moving because you’ll finally get to see your new home develop into your own. So we, as NYC movers and packers, created a guide to all of the unpacking tips and tricks, to help make this part of the move more smooth.
Unpack all necessities
When you pack, create a box with everything you’ll need right away. This can include any toiletries you use every day like a toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, razor, soap, shampoo etc. A change of clothes and any cleaning supplies you might need if you want to clean your new home. You should pack this in the car with you and not necessarily the moving truck. Only because you’re going to want to use it right away. You should also consider bringing anything that might help you unpack, such as box cutters or scissors.
At this point, you should have all of your boxes in your new home. Hopefully, you hired a trusted NYC moving service and they would take good care of your belongings and leave it for you in an organized manner (Learn how to hire a moving company in NYC here). NYC movers are experienced carrying heavy boxes over a lot of stairs. So if you move into a high rise, you will be covered. To move into a high-rise building, check out our tips to moving into a high-rise building in Manhattan. But the next step is to unpack your kitchen. You should take out all of the plates, silverware, drinking glasses, pots, pans, dishwashing supplies, and any food you might have brought from your old place. Maybe plug in your coffee machine or microwave to give you some instant access to food.
Even though you set up some of your bathroom, it’s time to put everything else into place. Fix up your medicine cabinet, hang up your shower curtain, and set up any bathroom mats. You’ll thank yourself the first time you take a shower after your long moving day.
Bedroom/ Living Room
It’s time to move on to your bedroom, set up your mattress with bed sheets, pillows, and blankets. This is important because if you get tired you’ll be able to rest comfortably. Start building any big pieces of furniture like any couches, chairs, tv cabinets, dressers, desks etc. This is going to be a little more time consuming, especially if this is new furniture that you’ve never assembled.
Unpack whatever is in your storage unit
Serenity recommends that you book a storage unit for any move. They are important because you’ll be able to keep any nonessentials away. So you won’t have to spend extra money on your move. It might be stressful making travel arrangements to your storage unit but we have the solution. Serenity will offer One Month of Free Storage to anyone who books a storage unit, so you can have any storage unit items delivered right to your doorstep. Check out our Serenity Movers moving promotions where you can get $100 off your next move or $80 worth of free moving boxes.
After you unpack all of your boxes and build any furniture, start looking to decorations. Look into hanging up any other miscellaneous items. This can include any artwork you might have, any books for your shelves, movies, and anything else just to touch up your new home. You may procrastinate on this part of the move, but trust me, you’d wanna get it over with sooner rather than later. For more information about unpacking, check out our tips on things you should do on the first day you move into your new apartment.