What To Do First Once You Move
If you’ve just moved, you’re probably thinking of a million things you need to do once you arrive at your new location. In hopes of saving you a little bit of time, we’re going to give you some actionable steps to make your moving process a breeze.
Step 1: Planning
The first step AFTER you’ve moved to a new location is planning. It’s very important to plan out what rooms will serve what purpose. In the light of saving time, it’s critical to make sure you have a plan for what you’re going to unpack and where. Depending on the size of your new home, this may take some time but it’s well worth it. The last thing you want to do is start unpacking boxes first, and then figuring out where everything is going to go. Ideally, you’ll have all of this decided before hand so the movers can distribute your boxes in the correct rooms of the house. If packing went smoothly, each box should be properly labeled. When you take shortcuts on packing, you’re only putting of the time you think you’re saving until later when it comes time to unpack. So remember, save yourself time by precisely planning to the best of your ability where you’ll be unpacking specific boxes and items.
Step 2: Unpacking
After you’ve come up with a plan for distributing your belongings, it’s time to start unpacking. Unpacking, like mentioned above, can be a breeze if you didn’t cut corners before hand. In most cases, when hiring a professional moving company, like this northern Virginia moving company, their packers will take care of everything from A to Z, while thinking about the unpacking process. If you self-packed or are planning on self-packing, please make sure to take the extra time to label and wrap your items for extra safety. You’ll wish you did instead of saving 30-60 seconds of time during the pack-up. Packing and un-packing can be one of the most tedious parts of the moving process but once it’s over, it’s over. After you’ve planned and unpacked, it’s time to organize.
Step 3: Organization
After you’ve unpacked your moving boxes, it’s time to start organizing. Organization is an important step because of the benefits one can receive from having their belongings organized properly. Being properly organized has been proven to provide excellent benefits like becoming more balanced. Don’t underestimate the mental effects that organization can have on you. When it comes mental benefits, organizing your belongings can provide you with an increased sense of peace of mind. By keeping your mind clear, you can accomplish so much more. You’ll easily save time in the future because you won’t have to look for things you misplaced or spend time shopping to replace those items that just can’t be located until they’ve been replaced. We’ve all been there.
Another simple benefit from organizing is increased productivity. By allowing yourself to take the time to organize your items after a move, it will come back in the form increased focus and better direction, all of which will save you more time! In the end, time is your most valuable asset and anything that can give you more of it, is something worth considering at the very least!
Also, if you tend to have a lot of deadlines and time limits to meet, organization will help things better fall into place within your daily life. Don’t underestimate the power of simple organization!
Another overlooked benefit is reduced clutter. Those who spend the time to organize find themselves much less cluttered. Physical clutter often leads to mental clutter, so take the time to organize and reduce your chances of being slowed down by a cluttered mind. No one has time for that!
The last benefit we will mention from organization is it will help you achieve your personal goals, when one is organized, things are much easier to accomplish. If you can keep things around you in a way that you know what’s going on at all times, it allows you to put your focus on your personal goals, which is something we all should never lose sight of!
Step 4: Enjoy!
If you’ve taken the time to read through this entire blog post, you’re halfway there. The next step is to put these steps into action. If you’ve just recently moved or are planning a move in the near future, give these steps a shot! We guarantee they will save you time, money, and sanity in the end! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! We appreciate all of our viewers, we hope this post helped!
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