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9 Tips To Unpack Efficiently After Moving House

Looking for some tips on how to unpack efficiently after moving house? You have come to the right place! We know that relocation can be exciting as well as exhausting. In this blog post, we’ll go over some practical tips to help you with your unpacking tasks at your new home.

After you’ve moved and you’re in your new home surrounded by a massive amount of cardboard boxes. A part of you will keep reminding yourself that it is too soon to celebrate the (mostly) successful house relocation because unpacking is the next task on your post-move to-do list.

Well, when you don’t know where to start after a move, the task of unpacking can seem both overwhelming and intimidating. You will need to unpack at some point as this is the last step before you and your family settle into the new home.

The truth is that unless you discover some of your expensive and irreplaceable belongings broken after opening the boxes, the toughest portion of the residential move is already behind you, so you shouldn’t worry too much about what lies ahead is too difficult.

Below are some great tips on how to unpack efficiently after moving house; read on to find out more.

Compare the inventory list with the boxes

Check each box now if you didn’t have time to do so while it was being brought inside. Use the inventory list you made on your own or the one your moving company provided. Contact your house mover as soon as you can if you notice a missing box (missing in action) so they can help you find it.

Sort the boxes and clean the rooms

Make sure all cardboard boxes are organised and moved to their appropriate rooms because having them all in one location will be inefficient when it comes to unpacking.

Here, spending a little more effort to mark your boxes with unpacking now or later should pay off because you’ll be able to find the ones you need quickly, and leave those that are non-essential for later on.

Then it’s time to give every room a quick clean before starting to unpack the boxes.

Come up with a systematic approach

Be aware of what you are unpacking before diving in and arbitrarily opening boxes. Make sure you have a copy of the inventory list, whether it’s the one the moving company gave you or one you made to keep track of your possessions before you moved.

You should check the box labels or open them up and look inside before you start emptying them out.

Begin with the essentials

Where should you begin? You should start unpacking the moving day survival box that you’ve prepared for the big day.

This should be the first box from the truck or your car when you’re at your new location; these are the necessities that you will need shortly for your new home.

If you didn’t set aside one or two boxes for the necessities, look for boxes that have everything you need to survive for at least a few nights.

These necessities typically consist of the following: toiletries, medications, books, important documentation, phone and computer chargers, and some basic kitchenware.

how to unpack efficiently after moving house

Unpack the least crucial items last

You can reduce your stress by unpacking the less important items last. This means you don’t have to feel rushed and can take your time with these items. Arranging these products together is the simplest way to ensure that you can find them when you need them.

Which room should you unpack first?

Ideally, tackle your bathroom first and make sure you have the bathroom essentials set up, such as toilet paper, toothbrush, soap, shower curtain, etc will make your bathroom liveable. Then move on to the bedroom, kitchen, and living room.

Depending on the time of day you enter the new house, in our opinion, you should begin in a particular room. For instance, if it’s midday or early afternoon, you could decide to unpack the kitchen essentials first.

However, if you arrive late in the day or night, your top priorities should be to use the bathroom and take a hot shower before having a rest for the night – your bedrooms.

Take your time and do not rush it

One of the most common mistakes people make when unpacking after a move is attempting to do too much at once. To avoid this, try taking your time when unpacking.

This means that you should unpack each item one at a time rather than rushing through the process. This not only ensures that everything is put away neatly but also helps to avoid any accidents or injuries.

You can use the help of a Removal company

While using a removal company can greatly simplify the process of unpacking after moving, it is not always feasible for everyone’s budget.

Using a moving company’s packing and unpacking service, on the other hand, will not only save you time but will also reduce the stress of moving. They will be able to pack and unpack your belongings as well as move them to the location required. You can even have them reassemble all of your furniture.

A mum and daughter are unpacking at the new house

Family members can help unpack their belongings in their own spaces

Even if a moving company assists with the moving process after the move, each member of your family can help themselves to unpack their room belongings.

This means that everyone in the family should be in charge of unpacking their belongings and putting them in places where they can easily find them. This is especially beneficial for children, as it makes them feel more involved and likely makes them happy to unpack their own belongings.

Since unpacking is a significant portion of the moving process, it might also make it easier for them to adjust to their new surroundings more quickly.

Don’t forget your pet

If you have a pet, keep it in a room with a bowl of food, water, and a few toys while you unpack. Otherwise, you may end up looking for it later because it may run away from the terrifying commotion. If possible, leave your pet with someone else until you’ve finished unpacking.


We hope these tips help you unpack quickly in your new home without too much stress. Above all, we wish you the best and hope you enjoy your new home!

If you have any questions related to house removals or need help with storage solutions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 023 9298 5830, our team is here to assist you.