We all know that unpacking is not the most pleasant task. Just think about how long it takes some of us to unpack our suitcases after a vacation! Moving takes unpacking to another level, and sometimes it becomes so overwhelming that you don’t know where to begin. Keep in mind that if you packed everything properly, it will make unpacking a breeze. Just take a deep breath and read the following tips from Stor-All.

Prioritize – First unpack the items that you use on a regular basis and will need immediately. Yes, you may be itching to hang that beautiful oil painting over the mantle, but it doesn’t take precedence over the use of your coffee maker, kitchenware, TV or mattress. The everyday items should be unpacked first so that you can begin to set up a functional living space. Décor and knick knacks should be the last thing you unpack. You might need to rearrange your family room a few times, so don’t be too eager to start hanging pictures and making pretty coffee table displays.

Find space – Usually moving to a new place requires a different set-up of your furniture. Sometimes you can’t fit everything that you did in your previous home, or sometimes you need some additional pieces to fill out the space – maybe you have an extra room in the new place. Strategically map out where you want to put everything before unpacking and bringing it into your new home. You don’t want to overcrowd a room. If you have any doubts that something won’t fit, measure the space and the furniture before moving it into a room.

Take your time – You don’t need to unpack everything in one day or even one week. Take your time so that you don’t stress yourself out. Unpacking from a move is a slow process; like mentioned above, certain items that get used everyday will need to be unpacked immediately. You will want to set up your bed and couches so that you have somewhere to sleep and sit down.  Also if you take your time with the unpacking process, you might come across stuff that you don’t need at the moment and will want to put into storage.