The Best Way to Unpack After a Move

Moving house can be stressful as we know at Isle of Wight Removals. However, once you are moved in, the stress does not end until you are settled in and feel comfortable in your new home. One of the most stressful parts of this process is unpacking everything and getting organised. Here are some tips to make unpacking after your move a little less daunting.

Take a deep breath and relax

Firstly, after all, your boxes are in your home, you may have no idea where to start and that’s completely normal. We suggest you first take a deep breath and relax. You should create a plan or at least have a vague idea of where things are going to go. This will make unpacking less chaotic and more efficient

Start with the essentials

After you have created a rough plan, you should start with the essentials. If you followed a packing guide, chance it told you to pack an essentials box with things like spare clothes, pots, pans, toiletries and medications. These are the things you will need to access as soon as possible. Once you have unpacked these items, you can move on to the rest of your boxes. As well as this, once a few boxes are unpacked and moved, you will gain more motivation to get it all done as soon as possible in order for you to enjoy your new home.

Don’t try to do it all at once

It can be daunting to try and unpack everything all at once, especially if you are feeling overwhelmed. This is why it is important to break down the tasks into small, manageable steps. This will make the process less daunting and more efficient. You can even break it down into days so that you know what you need to do each day in order to get fully unpacked.

If you are feeling really overwhelmed, it might be helpful to get some help from friends or family. This way, you can divide and conquer the task and get it done a lot quicker. Overall, just remember to take it one step at a time and you will be unpacked in no time!

Ask for help from friends and family members

This tip is generally for people that are either moving on their own or moving with younger kids and have nobody to help them. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the fact you have too much unpacking to do, getting friends and family for help is one of the best ways to save time and money.

Make time for yourself to relax and recharge your batteries

Another thing you can do if you are feeling overwhelmed by all the unpacking you need to do is to just make some time for yourself, relax and recharge your batteries. Once you have taken some time out for yourself, you will be ready to take on the unpacking with a fresh perspective and more energy.

Celebrate your accomplishments along the way!

Celebrated each accomplishment along the way while unpacking, such as completing a box or putting away a certain number of items, in order to stay motivated. You should also set tasks like after you have unpacked the bedroom items, treat yourself to a sandwich or a coffee.


Moving house is a very stressful event, but it does not have to be overwhelming. By following these tips for unpacking after your move, you will be able to get organised and settled into your new home in no time. Get in touch with us today for our packing service, we also off removals on the Isle Of Wight.

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