Do you have an unpacking plan? Working as moving companies in New Bern, NC, we definitely recommend you start thinking about it. The hardest part of moving isn’t necessarily packing it up or even lugging it around— it’s the unpacking process. That’s why, to make unpacking as peaceful as possible, we recommend making an unpacking kit for yourself. That way, when you start to unpack, you have everything you need.

1. Get a Clear Container

Get a compact, clear container that can accommodate everything you’ll need to unpack. Clear is important so you can see everything inside of it and also to set it apart from all the cardboard boxes you’ll be using.

2. Grab the Essentials

Next, it’s important to create a list of all of the things you’ll need, not only for unpacking but supplies you’ll need access to immediately. For example, you don’t want to be searching for headache medicine in endless boxes instead of getting unpacked quickly and efficiently.
Here are some ideas for your 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 this, you can pack your supplies to make unpacking easy.

3. Pack It LAST

Pack your unpacking kit 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.

Now You’re Ready to Unpack!

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 into your new New Bern, NC home.