How to Unpack and Organise Your New Home After a Move

Posted January 11, 2022 by in Home
family unpacking boxes in new kitchen

Moving homes can be stressful, especially if you are bringing a large number of belongings from one home to another, and not getting rid of anything. If your new home or apartment isn’t fully or partially furnished, the stress of moving furniture pieces can be stressful and uncertain as there is always the risk of items becoming damaged. When you move into your new home, your main goal is to get everything unpacked as quickly as possible and situated in the new areas of your home.

Here are some tips to carry this out as quickly as possible to save yourself from encountering any excess stress:

Family unpacking boxes in a new home

Set Up Electronic Devices 

Your electronic devices may be the pricier items that are brought into your new home and these are also your belongings that could be most easily broken or damaged. This is why we would advise you to ensure that these devices are brought out of storage boxes first. Ensure that your TV is set up on a stand or mounted on the wall right away. As your living room plan can quite often be centred around your TV placement, it is important to acknowledge where this will go before sorting out any other furniture in this room.

If you are looking for a TV wall mounting service, do not hesitate to contact If you have an office space in your new home, try to place your computer in here too, to reduce any chances of damage. As well as this, as your kitchen should already be in operation in terms of worktops and some appliances, start unboxing other appliances such as toasters, kettles, etc. This will come in handy, as at some point during your move, you will definitely need a few food breaks.  

Ask for Help 

If you are moving into any home of any size yourself, you are most likely to require help, especially as it can be a long few days moving things around, unpacking, and making amendments by yourself. Having a friend come over to help can make the process less lonely and more exciting as you venture into your new space. If you have moved into a new home with your family, ensure that everyone plays their part, especially your older children. They will want to add a personal touch to their room so they need to assist in the furniture building and positioning, as well as unboxing their belongings so that they can find them when needed.  

One Room At a Time 

When moving into a home with several different rooms, it can be difficult to decide what room to take on first. We would advise setting up key rooms first, such as your living room, bedroom, and kitchen. As explained, it’s important to ensure electronic devices are set up in your kitchen for practical reasons but as well as this, ensure you have your bed set up in your bedroom as well as sofas, chairs, and tables in the living room.

When moving into a new house, you will likely have many visitors come over to congratulate and assist you in your move. In amongst the madness of helping, you all must have a sitting area to relax in, especially at the end of the day, you want to make sure that your living room is put together for you to unwind in. At this stage, leave out the small details such as room accessories, etc as these objects can be placed in different places as the home begins to come together. 

Move Onto the Remaining Rooms  

Once your key rooms are furnished, move onto spare rooms, and bathrooms. At this stage, we would advise unpacking clothes and shoes and organising wardrobes as your home starts to shape up. Organise toiletries within your bathroom cupboards, and unpack towels, bedsheets, and other equipment that can be placed in storage cupboards, etc.

Finally, once this is complete, smaller accessories can be placed around different areas of your home depending on where they look best. Remember, not everything needs to be in the same positions or rooms as they were in your old home, that is the whole purpose of a new home, for a change! 

Sit Back and Enjoy

Our final tip is once the hard work and effort are put in, sit back, admire and enjoy your new home. Moving home can be a stressful and timely experience, so you owe it to yourself to relax and embrace your new surroundings with friends and family.

Living Room With Gray and White Throw Pillows on Black Couch

Do you enjoy the unpacking and decorating process after a move? Let us know in the comments below!