Finally, after a laborious relocation, you are finally settled in the comfort of your home! Good for you! Now is the right time for you to relax, but also deal with some post-move tasks. If you have not paid for packing services Florida, which usually but not always entail unpacking, you can probably guess what will be the main thing to do the first day in your new home. Although you won’t have to unpack all of your possessions in one go, unpacking the essentials will be a must. Along with some well-deserved rest, of course.
Unpack your essentials box
During any move, be it a local or a long distance one, professional movers always suggest you pack an essentials box. This is your survival kit for the first day in a new home, which means it should be packed with all the items you think you’ll need. Those include:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- A roll of toilet paper
- Clean sheets
- A clean change of clothes for every member of the family
- Phone and PC chargers
Of course, feel free to expand as much as you want and have space for. But all those items you know you will need in the first couple of hours upon your arrival should be packed. And then unpacked the first day in your new home. Again, if you extended the scope of moving services Florida and you paid for packing/unpacking assistance, this is something your movers can do. If not, make sure you do it ASAP.
You should place the boxes in their rightful rooms the very first day in your new home
After a move, you will have dozens, and maybe even hundreds of boxes scattered around the house. Getting them all in order, not to mention unpacked and empty, will take a lot of time. A good place to start is by putting all the boxes into the rooms they belong in. And this is where labeling your moving boxes while packing comes into play.
Whether you decide to use the color-coding system or some other form of organization doesn’t matter. While packing, you should clearly mark a box’s surface and state which room the contents of the box belong in. That will make your first day in the new residence easier, and it will allow you to sort out the boxes much faster.
Assemble all the essential furniture
Unfortunately, you are going to need your table, chair, and sofa right away – there’s no getting around it. While you shouldn’t waste your energy unpacking and assembling some items, others are your top priority. A lot of these furniture pieces probably had to be disassembled during the transport from the old house and into the new one. This is done not with the intention of making your life more complicated after moving – it’s done so that you can maintain some sort of security during a move, as the damage for your items is much less likely this way.
Alas, you knew you were going to have to be faced with some sort of strenuous activity the first day in your new home – and this is it. But it will make your life afterward much easier.
If you have the knowledge, install your main appliances
We are assuming you’ve transported all of your main appliances, such as the stove and fridge. Just think about all the effort it took just to prepare a refrigerator for a move, for example. We are sure you don’t want to let it all go to waste by not handling it carefully. That’s why you should try to install your large appliances only if you know how to. If not, it’s best for you to call in for professional help.
On the other hand, if you think you have the necessary skills, deal with installing your large appliances the very first day in your new home. Position the fridge, stove, washing machine, etc. Besides, this will not only be a huge burden off of your shoulders but it will also allow you to regain normal functionality soon after a move.
Clean as much as you can the first day in your new home
The last thing you’ll probably want to do those first 24 hours in your new home will be to clean. Alas, it has to be done. Relocation is a messy ordeal. As such, it will leave a lot of things for you to do cleaning-wise. Movers will probably leave a lot of mess, as well as the previous tenants if there were any. Even if there weren’t – if a house was empty for too long, there will be plenty of dust around. Don’t overexert yourself with cleaning, though. Do as much as you can and leave the rest for the next couple of days.
Spend some quality time with your loved ones
Finally, and we here at Moving Kings Van Lines FL think this might even be the most important thing to do the first day in your new home, give your loved ones some much-needed attention. Order a pizza and gather around, even if that means sitting and eating on the floor if the furniture has not been set up yet. Reminisce about the old house and look forward to all the beautiful memories you are about to create in the new one. Because that’s what life is all about – a string of memories that keep us young at heart forever. The way we see things, relocation should be looked upon only as a beautiful start of something new.