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Top Tips on Unpacking After a Move

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Moving house is time consuming and sometimes it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

However, if you have planned properly, you can save a lot of time.

We have written a lot of information and guides on how best to pack your belongings safely prior to moving house. Today, we are going to turn your attention to the best way to unpack when you reach your new home. Reading our top tips on unpacking after a move will speed up the unpacking process, ensuring you can enjoy your new surroundings sooner.

Before the day of your move, make sure you have cleaned, dusted and hoovered every room in the house. It’s much easier to clean thoroughly when you have space and don’t have to work around moving boxes and furniture.

When packing your moving boxes, we strongly advise that you label your boxes with the destination room in your new house. This is to help you when you reach your new house. When taking the boxes off your removal van, ensure they are all placed in the correct room in your new house. This should be easy if all the boxes are labelled properly.

Do not start unpacking any boxes until all the boxes are off the van and in the right room! Once you are happy all the boxes are correctly placed, you can start unpacking.

It is recommended you unpack all the boxes in one room before moving on to the next. Therefore, it is important you have done some planning and have a strategy for the order in which you are going to tackle the rooms.

It is best to start packing the bathroom, kitchen and bedrooms before you start working on the public rooms. Generally, it is more likely that you will need the items in these rooms more urgently and frequently than the items in the public rooms. This is especially important if you are unpacking later on in the day and are not likely to finish all the unpacking in the one day. The public rooms, garage and garden items can then be unpacked the following day.

Unpacking at your new house isn’t particularly hard or difficult but it can be made a lot quicker and easier with some planning and organisation. Following the simple guide above will allow you to settle in and enjoy your new surroundings quicker than you may think is possible!

Be organised when unpacking



Why Label Packing Boxes When Moving House

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Moving into a new house or flat is a time consuming and stressful task. However, being organised and keeping on top of things can help the process greatly.

Big Brown Box recommend you develop a system to label packing boxes which will make unpacking at the other end so much easier.

The simplest and most common way to label packing boxes is with a permanent marker pen and mark the outside of the box with the destination room in your new house. It is also beneficial for you to write the contents on the box so you can locate items quickly and easily. If the box contains a number of different items and it is too much to write all the contents on the outside of the box, you can number the boxes and keep an inventory in a pad to cross reference. Just make sure you don’t lose your pad!

It’s also easier to locate the boxes if you have marked at least three sides of the box. Labelling just one or two sides will not allow you to quickly identify the contents or where the box belongs. Efficient labelling speeds your move and your unpacking time. The sooner you are able to locate your possessions, the sooner you can settle in and enjoy your new home.

At some point during your move, your packing boxes will be exposed to the elements. It is therefore very important to ensure that the ink does not smudge or run in the rain or snow (this is especially important given the British weather!). The best to protect the ink is by covering the ink with a clear tape once the ink is dry on the box.

Although you may not think it as necessary, a marker pen is an essential accessory for moving house or office.

To buy a permanent marker for your move, click on the link below:

Buy Permanent Marker Pens

Pallet wrapping machines can also help you secure your boxes

pallet wrappers

Permanent markers for labelling boxes