The only thing that’s worse than packing up your things in preparation for a move is unpacking them after all is said and done.

It can be an exciting process, sure, but at the end of the day, its still work – and it still requires a great deal of energy, organization and motivation. Unpacking can also be an anxiety-fill experience if you didn't do your due-diligence packing-up in the first place.

In any case, below you’ll find a few helpful tips and dirty tricks that will make the process simple and streamlined – regardless of the size and scope of your move. These are universal techniques straight from our moving team that’ll make for a seamless transition.

Let’s jump in:

Take Your Time.

Save unpacking for the evenings or, better yet, for the weekend – you’re going to need some time. And frankly, the more time you give yourself, the less stressed out you’ll be. But really give yourself some time. Like, really:

If you have kids, get a sitter.

If you have pets, drop them off at a friend’s.

Turn the TV off. Don’t use it as an opportunity to bake a cake, either.

Give yourself some serious unpacking time during which you can focus your efforts and knock this chore out of the way.

You Can Only Unpack One Room at a Time.

If you’re a real champ, then you would have already labeled each box based on its contents (i.e., Living Room, Master Bedroom, Kitchen, etc).

This way you can focus on one room at a time when you’re unpacking. This will make the process more manageable, both physically (because you’re not running up and down stairs, for example) as well as mentally (because it feel really good to put a line through an objective, don’t you think?).

So prepare packing based on how quickly and easily you want to unpack, which typically requires that you unpack one room at a time.

Don’t Forget the Essentials.

Last but not least: don’t forget your essentials box. In it you should have everything you need to spend the night in your new home (e.g., a toothbrush, toothpaste, bedding and linens, kitchenware, toilet paper, shampoo and body wash, deodorant, etc.).

Pack all these items either at the top of separate room boxes or in a completely dedicated “Essentials box.”

Just think: what will I want? And put it in there.

That’ll make for a much more comfortable evening.

For more information on unpacking – or anything moving, for that matter – call the professionals at Coleman Allied today. Our moving professionals are always standing by to take your call!