As movers in Greenville, NC at Advance Moving & Storage, we know the hardest part of moving isn’t packing it up or even lugging it around— it’s the unpacking. That’s why, to make unpacking as stress free as possible, we recommend making an unpacking kit. That way, when you settle in to unpack, you have everything you need.

Step 1: Get a Clear Container

Purchase a compact, clear container that will accommodate everything you’ll need. Clear is key so you can see everything inside of it and also to separate it from all the cardboard boxes you’ll be using.

Step 2: Assemble What You Need

Next, create a list of all of things you’ll need, not only for unpacking, but supplies you need immediate access to. For example, you don’t want searching for headache medicine in endless boxes to prevent you from getting unpacked quickly and efficiently.
Here is a sample list:

  • Tons of Trash bags
  • Box cutter
  • Hand soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic utensils, Paper plates, cups, bowls
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • All-Purpose cleaning spray or wipes
  • Granola bars
  • Pain reliever

After you assemble your list you can pack your supplies to make unpacking easy.

Step 3: Pack it LAST

Pack it last in the moving truck so it can be the FIRST item out. When everyone’s carrying stuff in, pull it out and set it aside so that you can get started as soon as the heavy lifting is done. If you can get started while you still have momentum from the move, it will make everything easier.

Then, You’re Ready to Go

That’s it. You’re ready to unpack everything and organize your new home. Though, creating an unpacking kit is only the start of creating a stress free move. Don’t forget to contact Advance Moving and Storage, where our movers can bring their expertise to helping you settle in to your new Greenville, NC home.