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5 Valuable Organizing Tips for Unpacking Boxes after Moving

by Kim Miller, Professional Organizer

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Home Sweet Home

Being organized and prepared when unpacking boxes after a move can save you time and reduce stress, allowing you to settle into your new home more quickly. These valuable organizing tips for unpacking boxes after a move will make things run more smoothly.

1. Prioritize: One of the best ways to make the unpacking process more manageable is to prioritize the essentials. Begin by unpacking items that are essential to your daily routine, such as kitchen items, toiletries, and clothing. This not only ensures that you have everything you need to start your day fresh, but it also makes it much easier to navigate the rest of the unpacking process.

2. Create a system: Create a system for organizing your belongings that makes sense to you. For example, group items by category or room, and label boxes clearly so you know what’s inside. Also, make sure the movers put the boxes in their correct rooms such as kitchen boxes need to be in the kitchen in order to avoid aggravation later with a misplaced box.

3. Purge as you go: As you unpack, take the opportunity to purge any items that you no longer need or want. This will help you declutter and create more space in your new home.

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Take a snack break

4. Take breaks: Unpacking and organizing can be tiring, so make sure to take breaks and pace yourself. Grab a drink or a snack, and take a few minutes to relax and recharge. Don’t try to do everything in one day – take your time and enjoy the process of making your new home feel just right.

5. Break down boxes as you go: As you unpack each box, break it down and set it aside. This will help keep your space clutter-free and make it easier to move around. And to dispose of the boxes try posting them online for free so that someone else who's moving can use them instead. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure those boxes don't go to waste!

Now that you have mastered these valuable organizing tips for unpacking boxes after moving, it’s time to fine-tune organizing all your things into the appropriate places. Using the right products will help create homes for your things in your bathrooms, closets, and kitchen. Happy organizing in your new home!

If you need help with unpacking, I'm here ready to assist.

Kim Miller

Professional Organizer



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