As a Realtor, I'm always giving tips on moving and make sure my clients have their Moving Check List, but I've discovered that when you move out, means you have to also Move In - So now that you've closed on your new home and you're all set to move in, here's my Unpacking List for you.
Just remember if you don't get everything unpacked in one day, it's OK. You will be settled in before you know it! The main things is to set realist goals, deciding what you can accomplish each day at a pace you're comfortable with.
Make your experience more enjoyable and get your family involved for great team support.
When you arrive at new your home, select one room to be your Relaxation room. Keep it clutter and box free. Unpack some special items, such as your photos, kids games or family heirlooms. This will make your family feel more at home.
Next unpack floor and table lamps. Light can help create a cheery and warm atmosphere in any room - even if you use your table lamps on boxes for a time being.
Unpack your kitchen basics, such as your coffeepot, can opener, toaster and if the home doesn't have a microwave, unpack yours as well.
Make a quick trip to the grocery store and stock up your refrigerator with beverages, snacks and frozen dinners to help you get through the first few busy days of unpacking.
Set up your bathroom, so you'll have easy access to soap, towels, and all of your toiletries.
Hang your curtains or sheers if there's no blinds or drapes in the windows as soon as possible to give your family some privacy. Nothing like having the neighbors peeking in.
Unpack some of your children's belongings to let them know that their treasures arrived safely. This will also help them feel more comfortable in their new surroundings.
Assemble beds and put fresh linens, so everyone can get a good night's rest. If you must sleep on the floor temporarily, consider buying several air mattresses for comfort. You probably can get them at a real reasonable price at your local store.
As you're unpacking your boxes, throw away or recycle empty ones and get them out of the way asap. Move your unopened boxes into another room so they are out of sight and out of the way until you're able to open them and start putting things away again.
Move all boxes labeled to their appropiate room, this should help the process be more efficient and organized.
Now, once you're unpacked, don't forget to say "HELLO" or introduce yourself to your new neighbors, if you haven't done so on the first day you've arrived.