Unpacking

Putting as much thought and planning into unpacking as you did for your move will help you get settled and relaxed in your new home.

  • The Unpacking Order

      Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    The best way to successfully unpack all of your belongings at your new home is to have a plan well in advance. If you didn't have a plan for your packing process, then you know how crazy things can be without having an order. By prioritizing, you can more easily unpack your goods...

  • Unpacking Boxes

      Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    Just like when packing, there is a definite method for unpacking your belongings after you've moved in. Instead of frantically opening random boxes, you should take the time to come up with a plan. Follow the advice below to ensure that you are unpacking in the best way possible.

  • Setting Things Aside

      Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    What do you do with the items you don't need immediately until you have the time to put them away? Rather than leaving them in their boxes for an indeterminate amount of time, you can safely put these goods away for a later date.

  • What To Do About Lost Items During a Move

      Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 26, 2013

    Whether you have recently moved and the movers lost some of your items, or you are simply looking for information on how to prevent lost items during a move, this guide will tell you all that you need to know.

  • How to Host an Unpacking Party

      Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    That's where friends come in. Instead of hiring costly labor to do your unpacking, you can rally up some loved ones to aid you with this daunting task.

  • How to Get Motivated to Start Unpacking

      Posted by Jenna Farmer on September 10, 2013

    Don't settle for living out of cardboard boxes for weeks after your move. Read on for tips and advice to keep your motivation up, so you can quickly overcome that last nagging task of your relocation - unpacking.

  • How to Stay Organized While Unpacking

      Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 16, 2013

    Your move has reached its successful conclusion, and there's only one thing left to do--unpack. If you have remained organized and completed your relocation without mishap so far, make sure you continue while you unpack! While unpacking has the potential to become a chaotic...

  • What to Unpack First

      Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 20, 2013

    You'll have to tackle the process one step at a time and prioritize your unpacking by your most important items. But even that isn't as easy as it seems.

  • How to Unpack Your Home Quickly After a Move

      Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 8, 2013

    After the movers leave, you may breathe a sigh of relief--your move is finally over! However, your home is now nothing more than piles of boxes and disassembled furniture parts. Where do you sit? How do you sleep? What will you use to cook? To make your life easier, it's...

  • Reasons You Should Have Bought Moving Insurance

      Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on January 25, 2016

    Moving insurance is exactly what you think it is--it covers your belongings if something goes wrong while they're in transit. You might think that you don't need it, but you do. The basic coverage your moving company offers (known as Released Value Protection) will only reimburse...

  • Excuses You Use to Avoid Unpacking

      Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 15, 2015

    After a move, all you want to do is relax and enjoy your new home--but there is still the very daunting task of unpacking everything you just spent days, weeks or months packing. Here are some of excuses to try next time you want to avoid unpacking! "I've got plenty of time." You...

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