Tips for settling in following a Move

Moving Companies in Ottawa move hundreds of people each year and they see how stressful a move can be on families. Once your moving company has unloaded the last box you will still be faced with the daunting task of unpacking and settling in to your new home. The good news is you can take your time and make sure you have things organized the way you want them to keep things neat and easy to find. Here are some tips to help you unpack effectively:

*      Prioritize your Boxes: The key to efficient unpacking actually begins with efficient packing. When you are packing your home for the move make sure you use logic. Prioritize your boxes so you have a clear idea of what boxes are important and which ones can wait. Consider using colour coding with red boxes as the most important, yellow as the next and green as boxes that can wait. As well prepare a box that has everything you need immediately such as cutlery, plates and glasses and items such as towels and sheets. This will make getting your major rooms such as kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms ready to live in immediately without too much searching. These are good boxes to move yourself so you can reach them easily from your car.

*     Make the Beds: As soon as the movers leave have everyone make their beds. Even if you don’t have the energy to put the bed together having clean sheets on a mattress will help you have a well earned good nights sleep.

*     Clean: Although you will be moving into a home that should have been cleaned by the prior tenants or owners you still want to give each room a good cleaning. Before you unpack make sure you vacuum, dust and wash the floors and surfaces unless you know it was a professional cleaning company who did the cleaning. This is especially important in the bathroom and kitchen where more bacteria are apt to be present.

*     Comfort and Need: Once your boxes are prioritized you can unpack based on comfort and need. Most people will unpack in the following order:

         *     Bedroom
         *     Bathroom
         *     Kitchen
         *     Living Room
         *     Office
         *     Dining Room
         *     Storage
         *     Other

Being prepared for getting unpacked will help you feel like you are home all the more quickly so you can enjoy your life and get back into the swing of things. For more about the service, visit us website

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