Ok. So all of your boxes are not sitting in your new home. Where do you start?

  1. Perishables

If you happen to be moving perishables such as food, start unpacking those. The first thing you should do when you get into your new home is plug in the fridge and get those stored away fast.

  1. Hygienic Products

After a move, even in an unfamiliar home, nothing beats a long hot shower. Make sure to have a box of your hygiene products readily available such as toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, etc. These simple items can make you feel comfortable and fresh after a long move. You don’t want these items packed in a mystery box and put in the basement.

  1. Kids and Pets

Moving with children and pets can be a struggle. Not only for you but for them as well. The new surroundings and changes can be overwhelming. Packing their favorite items such as toys, blankets, etc, you can help them feel at home more quickly. It’s also a great idea to have these available so that they have an activity to do while you are busy unpacking.

  1. Kitchen Items

While it seems like the easy choice to get takeout while you’re moving, this can get old quickly. Unpacking your kitchen items first means that you can have a home cooked meal sooner rather than later.

  1. Work or professional Items

Moved for a new job? Make sure you have everything you need to show up for the first day of working fresh and ready to go. This might mean unpacking the ironing board so you can make sure to have wrinkle-free shirts, or setting up your computer so you can get a head start on your work.

  1. Bedding

No matter the state of boxes and chaos that your home might be in, nothing will feel nicer than unpacking your favorite comforter and pillows and getting a good night’s rest after your long day. Little things like your bedding can make your new home feel more homey and less like a hotel.

  1. Electronics

A lot may consider this the first thing to get under control. Getting wifi, cable and phone services set up quickly can be a pain, but if you plan it properly you should be able to get it all set up within the first few days of your move.