What to do on the first day in your new home after moving to Westlake

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Finally, the relocation process you were planning and working on for months has come to an end. Or did it? Relocation is an overwhelming process that requires a lot of your time and attention. However, the sheer relocation of your household items to your new home does not mark the end of the process. In fact, that is only half of it. Now, you are left with all of your items inside cardboard boxes, moving containers, etc. So, what should you do on the first day in your new home? We are here to help you tackle this. As Heavenly Moving & Storage crew leaves your new home, you are left with all of the items in one room. Should you start unpacking right away or should you rest first? Maybe you should visit the neighbors or take a walk? Take things slowly, now you are in no hurry.

What to do on the first day in your new home?

We know that you are probably thinking about just laying down and relaxing until tomorrow once you move into your new home. However, the reality is that this is rarely a possibility. Even if you do want to do this, there are certain things you will have to do prior to it. For instance, you will have to, at least, unpack your bedroom and bathroom before you decide to rest.

a family unpacking their items in the kitchen as something to do on your first day in your new home
Instead of resting, you should push through and make sure you unpack everything you need on the first day in your new home

Furthermore, you can utilize the presence of Westlake moving company Austin, and let them help you unpack upon arrival. Of course, you will have to arrange this before you arrive in your new home. However, it is hardly possible for you to simply forget everything for a day or two and just relax. So, what are the things you can do on your first day?

1. Appreciate the moment

This is it! This is what all the hard work was about. Finally, you are in your new home. Every time we relocate, we find a piece of ourselves in our new homes. Now that you are finally here, take a moment or two to appreciate the home, as well as your efforts. Go on a slow walk around the house, visit each room, open the windows to let the fresh air enter, go into the yard. Let yourself indulge in the beauty of your new home, as well as the process you have been through. By spending a certain time walking through your house and appreciating it, you will gain more strength to unpack right away.  If you opted for packing services Austin, check out the house one more time and then get back to being practical for the rest of the day.

2. Start by unpacking your essentials box

You should pack an essential box or the “first night box” before you move. This box should contain everything you will need for the first day and night in your new home. Because you will less likely unpack the whole household in half a day, this box comes in very handy. Also, to ensure that you have this box to unpack upon arrival, we advise you not to pack it with interstate movers Austin, but instead pack it in your own vehicle. This way, you will always have access to it.

mother and daughter unpacking basic household items for first day in a new home
Make sure you keep all of the necessities in one or two boxes which you can unpack right away

The essential box should contain:

  • Hygiene products
  • Spare clothes
  • Sheets, pillowcases
  • Basic kitchenware and glassware, etc.

Basically, it should contain everything you will need for the first day, day and a half upon arrival. That way, you will not have to unpack dozens of boxes just to be able to properly go to bed in the evening or cook food in the morning.

3. Clean during the first day in your new home

There is a low chance your new house is very dirty. However, because it was empty for a while, it is probably full of dust in every room. So, engage your entire family in the process and start cleaning it room-by-room. Furthermore, if you have items that would not fit the house,  you can rely on storage facilities Austin TX, to accommodate them. This way, you will reduce the amount of dust certain items will gather in your household. Now, cleaning your house is always a must as you are moving in. You do not want to place your belongings in dusty places. More importantly, cleaning the house from dust is a relatively easy task that will not take much of your time or energy. Whatsoever, you can clean the room you want to unpack and do that with each room in the house.

4. Organize your new home, as well as the items

So, maybe you just moved in and realized that your home might not be enough for all of the items you took with you. Moreover, the storage space in your house cannot accommodate all of it. Simply consider the services of storage pickup and delivery to transport unnecessary belongings to the storage unit.

a couple moving items according to the room they will be in
Start placing items and boxes inside rooms that you plan them to be in

By doing so, you ensure that you can organize your new home much easier. With the items out of your way, you can freely think and plan where you want to put certain things. More importantly, you can utilize the lack of clutter to check the inventory list of all of your items.

5. Focus on the bathroom and bedroom

You should definitely spend your first day in your new home by organizing your bathroom and bedroom. Namely, these two rooms are the most important rooms for you and your family. They will provide you all with a good night’s sleep and adequate hygiene. By following the unpacking order, you ensure that each of the needs you or your family have been satisfied from day one.


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