Moving house is super exciting for most people, but there’s one part of the process that a lot of us dread: unpacking. You’ve got all this stuff to unpack, and you just want it to magically float onto your shelves and into your cupboards. So, although that’s not possible, we’ve got the next best thing – five unpacking hacks that will basically make it feel like your stuff is magically unpacking itself. Let’s check them out below!
1) Start with the necessities
You know the old saying: take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. This unpacking hack is kind of like the reverse of that adage. If you take care of the main necessities, the small things will gradually take care of themselves. Get your furniture set up first and before you start sorting out your teaspoons in the kitchen or hanging up family portraits.
2) Clean rooms before you unpack
This is one of the best hacks when unpacking your home. Make sure you clean the house before you unpack so that you get into all the different areas that you wouldn’t be able to clean with a full house. We’re talking about the kitchen cabinets, bathroom draws or anything else that’s usually tricky to clean. Once these areas are sparkling clean, you can start unpacking.
3) Assign a room to each person
If you’re living by yourself, maybe skip to No. 5, but if you’ve got a family or some friends who are willing to chip in, then this is a great hack for unpacking your home. Assign a room to each person so that you’re not overwhelmed with the idea of unpacking the whole house. This allows you to focus on one area at a time and work methodically to unpack your new place.
4) Unpack now, sort later
Don’t stress about getting every single little thing perfect; try to focus on unloading all your stuff so that it’s out of the boxes. Once you’ve unloaded everything, then you can start sorting out the nitty-gritty.
5) Hire a dedicated team of unpackers
Possibly our best unpacking hack is to not do a thing at all – and simply ask your movers to help with the unpacking of your new home! A good team of unpackers will get the job done ten times quicker than you would, allowing you to settle in and relax in your new home faster. So, there you have it – our top five unpacking hacks to make life a heck of a lot easier for you. If you’re after some extra help, get in touch with the team at NZ Van Lines. As one of New Zealand’s finest movers and packers, they work meticulously and at pace to get your belongings from one place to the other. For the best moving service in New Zealand at an ultra-competitive price, get a quote from the team at NZ Van Lines today!