Home Removals - Things to Do When You Move in
Moving house is an exciting time for every family, but it does involve lots of work. Each member of the family not only has to help out during the move, but also needs to find a way to quickly adjust to the new house, which doesn't feel like home yet. Once you've moved in, the work only begins. There is plenty of stuff to be done before you can sit and relax. In general, you need to gather your strength and efforts and do the best you can to turn this void space into a cozy home. Unpacking is only one part of the moving in process. Before you unpack your boxes though make sure you have cleaned the place and there aren't any issues. If something needs immediate fixing or to be replaced, see to it. Don't postpone issues until later, because this "later" might not be any time soon. Unpacking will take days, even weeks, depending on how big your household is. Note the things which need to be cleaned: floors, windows, the garden, the garage. If you don't have time to do a full house cleanup, at least cover the basics. It might not be perfectly clean, but it will be still better than nothing. Once the movers place the big furniture pieces in their places, it will be harder to clean.
After the cleanup it is time to deal with the furniture. It will require lots of physical effort, so make sure children and women stay away with the big pieces like wardrobes, cupboards and beds. Set up the living room and the kitchen - make sure there is enough space for easy transition between the rooms and give each member of the family their boxes with essentials so they can arrange their things in timely manner. Despite having lots of things to do, you will shortly start to see how great house moving actually is. It is the rare chance to start over, arrange your home in a different way, be brave about colours, designs and furniture. If you have some money to spend, you might as well buy a few new pieces which will turn the place into an entirely new home. Don't try to make a replica of your old home, but create something new which will make you feel proud. Start unpacking the boxes one by one.
Don't take everything out in piles - when you take an item out find a place for it and arrange it. Remember that you need to be organized, otherwise the unpacking will turn into a big messy nightmare. Make sure everyone around knows their tasks and stay focused. Doing things one by one is the key to finishing faster and damage-free. Start setting up the utilities and arrange the bathroom and toilet essentials. If you have friends or relatives helping you out give them tasks that you cannot immediately see to: arranging the books on the shelves, organizing the closets and the drawers. If you can't trust anyone except the movers with the electrical appliances then don't. Having a successful moving in and unpacking process is not about doing one thing with five helpers, but rather allowing everyone to do separate things so more work is done simultaneously. Don't forget to take the inventory while you are unpacking to make sure everything is present. If there are any lost or damaged items claim insurance immediately.