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You bought a home, what's next?

Friday, September 9, 2022   /   by Laura Larson

You bought a home, what's next?

Do you have enough towels? How was the cat food packaged? What you need is a plan when boxes are all around you.
Now that you've moved into your new home, you're exhausted and relieved that your relocation process is about to come to a conclusion.
However, you must unpack your possessions and furnish your new house before your moving journey is truly over. But how do you even get started?

Priorities come first
There are some crucial tasks that must be completed before you can truly begin unpacking, no matter how eager you are to get it over with.

Prepare and clean your new residence.
Before your goods are in place, it is simpler to sweep floors, clean windows, and wipe off shelves. When your belongings arrive, make sure your future house is immaculate. If you won't be able to be at your new home in time to perform a thorough cleaning, think about hiring cleaners to handle the task for you.

Examine and arrange your possessions. 
Verify your inventory sheet against all the delivered boxes and furniture to make sure nothing is missing or damaged. Then have each of your belongings placed in its proper room. Sorting your goods should be simple if everything is well-marked and labeled.

Set up any large appliances and furniture.
Place your big household appliances and huge furniture pieces first. After that, you can immediately place any smaller objects you subsequently unpack in their proper locations. Planning your interior design properly in advance will prevent you from having to move heavy objects around repeatedly.

Take care of the basics
When unpacking your belongings after relocation, the most important thing is to make sure that your necessities are easily accessible. Decide on a priority list for your possessions and unpack only what is absolutely necessary first.

Bedding
Even if you might not be able to unpack the full bedroom right immediately, you will undoubtedly require the bed on the day of your relocation. You're going to need a good night's rest, so make the bed (if necessary), spread out the blankets, spread out the sheets, and unpack the pillows.

The rest of your bedroom goods can wait until you have the time and energy to deal with them, as long as you have a change of clothes and some cozy indoor shoes (as well as drapes on the windows to ensure your privacy).

Bathroom supplies
Your personal care products, toiletries, and medications should undoubtedly be at the top of your list of crucial things to unpack after your move. Hang the towels and shower curtains, locate your toothbrush and toothpaste, put out the toilet paper and soap, and unpack any more bathroom necessities you'll require to wash away the exhaustion and stress of moving.

Kitchen essentials
Due to the numerous objects that must be meticulously sorted and organized, kitchens frequently take a very long time to unpack and organize.

Move on to your smaller kitchenware after you've connected the larger equipment, including the stove and the refrigerator. The first things to go in kitchen cabinets and cupboards should be plates, cutlery, and glasses, followed closely by cooking tools, pots, and pantry supplies.

Pets' and children's items
When you initially move into your new house, unpack some of your young children's favorite toys, books, games, and blankets. You'll be able to focus on your task and complete it more quickly if you keep your children amused and content.

Of course, you should attend to your pet's requirements right away after arriving. It's a smart idea to include some of your animal pals' favorite toys and enough pet food in your open-first package.

Finishing up
Everything else can wait until you've unloaded the three rooms in your house that are really necessary (the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen). You can unpack and decorate your new home at your own leisure because there are no obligations to meet. Just be sure to unpack your belongings without putting them off.

Your new surroundings will quickly stop looking like a warehouse full of boxes and start feeling like home if you keep organized, establish reasonable goals, clean after each unpacking process, and dispose of the packing materials in a safe and eco-friendly manner.
Larson Fine Properties
Laura Larson
7294 Joffa Circle
Warrenton, VA 20187
703-743-4410

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