Atlanta Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 10, 2023

Unpacking: The Forgotten Task

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to Atlanta is both exciting and tedious! In addition to attending to yourself during the move, you can find steps you can take to make unpacking and moving into your new home, less stressful.

Considering that moving is often tedious along with bland, music is a great approach to keep motivated and on target. It might even enhance your frame of mind so take into consideration having a stereo or television set up so you're able to work to the sound of your preferred songs or have a Wireless speaker accessible to connect with your mobile device.

Preparation and Organizing Are Still Critical

Packing strategically can certainly drastically reduce stressors and headaches when you reach your new home. Pack an "essentials" box (or even a few) containing stuff you will be needing immediately at your new home. This container ought to include things like:

· Bathroom towels.

· Toiletries.

· Linens/blankets.

· Necessary cooking accessories.

· A handful of cups, dishes, bowls (on the other hand, you could opt to order out or have non-perishable items to eat on your first night).

By doing this after you get to the new home in Atlanta, you should have everything you need to get through the primary night.

Furthermore, make sure to label every carton with which space it will go into when it arrives. This way you will not have to blindly open cartons unsure of what's in it or sort through a great number of boxes to locate something you need.

You can also already have a feeling for where the furniture is to go. Thinking about where every piece ought to go before the move could quicken the task and enable you to keep organized and committed to the rest of the unpacking.

Home office

For those who have a home office, you may need to unpack these things initially to remain on top of your business. When you happen to be a work-from-home person, certainly you'll want to have your working environment unpacked, sorted out, and functional so that you don't get behind.

Assemble the Furniture

Moving day in Atlanta is usually strenuous and you'll in all likelihood be ready to crawl into bed that initial night. This is why assembling and making your bed(s) is an excellent start prior to unpacking boxes.

You are not going to want to have to do it once you have expended the entire day unpacking cartons and bags as well as organizing. The good news is that if you have hired a professional moving company, they will likely assemble the beds for you.

Unbox the Kitchen

Once you have the beds assembled, your kitchen is the most sensible place to begin unpacking. Considering that the kitchen is known as the heart of your house, getting the cabinets, cupboards, as well as home appliances all unpacked and arranged will assist you to shift in your new home.

In case you have an eat-in kitchen, you will likely also have a kitchen table that may help you unpack in a more structured way.

Tackle the Bathroom

Once you spend hours on end unpacking and arranging, you'll probably like to take a shower or soak in a calming bath. Your "essentials" box ought to include the toiletries, soaps, shampoos and conditioners, medications, along with other items which are important for the bathroom.

Getting the bathroom and kitchen unpacked makes unpacking the rest of your things easier.

Go on to the Bedrooms

Because the furniture is already in place, the bedrooms should be the next to unpack. If you have packed the bed sheets in clear plastic bags or bins, it will be simpler to spot which bedclothes belong to which room. Conversely, write the specific person's bedroom on the carton immediately after packing it to make things easier.

Unpack the Living and Dining Rooms

With a little luck, you will have your household furniture in place which will make unpacking everything else less difficult. Don't be concerned about decorative things including wall-hangings or knick-knackery until all of the crucial things are unpacked.


Seasonal belongings for example holiday accents or things that you hardly ever make use of may be unpacked last. This stuff will often go to an attic, cellar, storage space, or garage.

Similar to packing, unpacking is made easier with preparing and organization. Being organized concerning the method will assist you to make sure you enjoy your new house as gracefully and quickly as you can.

If you need help with packing or unpacking services, A-1 Freeman Moving Group, your local moving company in Atlanta, can help!


Request a free quote


Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)