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August 26, 2019

Unpacking is just like packing, but in reverse .... or is it?

Packing and MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to San Antonio is usually both exciting and laborious! Together with taking care of yourself throughout the move, there are actually steps you can take to make unpacking and moving into your new house, less stressful.

Given that moving is usually laborious along with mundane, music is an excellent strategy to keep motivated and on target. It may well even boost your frame of mind so think about having a audio system or even television set up so that you can perform to the sound of your chosen tunes or have a Bluetooth speaker available to connect to your mobile phone.

Planning and Organizing Continue to be Critical

Packing strategically can drastically cut down on stresses as well as headaches as you reach your new home. Pack an "essentials" box (or even a couple) which contains items you need immediately at your new home. This container ought to include items like:

· Bathroom towels.

· Toiletries.

· Sheets/blankets.

· Necessary food preparation accessories.

· A handful of cups, dishes, bowls (alternatively, you may opt to order out or have non-perishable foods to eat on your first night).

This way when you get to the new house in San Antonio, you will have everything you need to make it through the first night.

Furthermore, make sure to label every box with which space it will go into when it arrives. This way you'll not need to blindly open cartons unsure of what is inside or sort through countless boxes to find something you may need.

You can also have already an idea of the place that the furniture is to go. Planning precisely where each piece ought to go ahead of the move could accelerate the process and help you to keep organized and committed to the remainder of the unpacking.


If you have a home office, you may have to unpack these products to begin with to remain on top of your company. When you happen to be a work-from-home individual, certainly you will want to have your working environment unpacked, organized, and functional to ensure you will not get behind.

Put together the Home Furniture

Moving day in San Antonio can be tiring and you will in all likelihood be happy to crawl into your bed that initial night. This is why assembling and making your bed(s) is an effective start prior to unpacking boxes.

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

Unpack the Kitchen

When you have the beds assembled, the kitchen is the most sensible place to start unpacking. Considering that the kitchen is known as the heart of the home, getting the cabinets, cupboards, and appliances all unpacked and arranged will assist you to move into the new home.

If you have an eat-in kitchen area, you will likely also have a kitchen table that may help you unpack in a far more organized manner.

Attend to the Bathroom

Once you spend all day unpacking and setting up, you will likely wish to take a shower or soak in a soothing bath. The "essentials" carton will include the toiletries, shower gel, shampoos and conditioners, medications, or other items which are essential for the bathroom.

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

Proceed to the Bedrooms

Since the bedroom furniture is already in place, the bedrooms need to be the next to unbox. When you have packed the bedsheets in transparent plastic bags or containers, it will be easier to spot which bedclothes belong in which bedroom. If you like, write the name of the person's bedroom on the carton after packing it to make it less difficult.

Unpack the Living and Dining Spaces

With a little luck, you have your pieces of furniture in place that makes unpacking whatever else easier. Don't fret with regards to ornamental items such as wall-hangings or knick-knackery until all of the vital items are unpacked.


Seasonal things like holiday accents or things that you rarely make use of can be unpacked last. These items will usually belong in an attic, downstairs room, storage area, or garage.

As with packing, unpacking is made less difficult with planning and organization. Being tidy regarding the method will help to ensure that you enjoy your new residence in San Antonio as seamlessly and rapidly as you can.

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


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The Mickelson Family
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