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Guide on What to Unpack First and Last

Many people dislike the act of unpacking and love to pack, others dislike packing and love to unpack - everyone is different. But once you get the hang of it, it becomes a really easy thing to do, especially if you know where to start. And in the end you're left with a satisfactory feeling because you've finally got it off your shoulders.

You'll need to sort out your time justly. Unpacking requires investing a lot of time and maybe you'll have to sacrifice your social life in order to be done with the whole process a lot faster. I'm about to give you some pointers on where to start unpacking, what you can leave for last, and other good tips.

First and foremost come the essentials, the things you used and packed last. If you packed them last then it most probably means that those are the first things you're going to need when you have finally arrived at your new place.

Secondly I'd like to point out three things that will prove useful for your daily routines and those are bathroom, kitchen and bedroom supplies. One cannot go a day without having a proper sleep, bath and meal. Those are the basics, and you'll definitely need your shampoo more than you'll need that dusty book you haven't opened since high school. It's a lot easier to think of it this way: What would I need the most throughout the next week?

If you have labeled your boxes properly, unpacking them should be no problem at all. You'll know exactly where the things you're looking for are. If you're a coffee addict, it's good to unpack your coffee machine. Unpack the bed linens, toothbrush (that should have been in your essentials box), shampoo, toilet paper, medicines, etc.

Other than that, now is the time for each member of the family, if you're not living alone, to unpack their own bedrooms. That way, the work will be evenly distributed to every family member and unpacking is going to be a lot faster.

When you have the daily things you need out of the boxes, it's finally time to move on to the bigger things. If you are living alone, then it's a good thing to unpack one room at a time. You don't want this to become more chaotic than it already is, so it's preferable that you start off with one room at a time then move to the next.

After you are done with the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, your next step should be the living room. It is a very important room but in terms of organizing it, in my opinion, it should stay for the end. When you have all your things in order, now is the time to set up your furniture and relax yourself on the couch with the TV remote in your hands while enjoying your new home.

To sum it up: when unpacking be sure to have a plan in mind as to where the things you own are going to be put, because you don't want a pile of things laying in the middle of the room waiting for you to store them away. They are better off being in boxes rather than lying around, especially if you don't know when you're going to put them in their rightful places. Start off with the essentials, move on to the next basic things, and gradually you will see all of the things getting organized and your home looking tidy and neat.