Unpacking Without Losing Your Mind - 7 Tricks For Moving Day

Moving to a new place is a thrilling experience. But let's be honest--actually moving, especially the packing and unpacking part, can feel like an ordeal.

Whether you're moving for the first time or the tenth, unpacking can be a daunting task, no matter how organized you are.

It's easy to get overwhelmed when you see all the clutter in your new home. But don't panic! We are here to help you tackle this task with ease.

1. Unpack The Essentials First

The first rule of unpacking is to prioritize. Start by unpacking the most vital items. These are the things that you use daily. This could be your bed sheets, pillows, towels, toiletries, and a few changes of clothes. And coffee. Definitely coffee!

Once you've got these taken care of you can take a breath of relief and start tackling the rest of the boxes at your own pace.

2. Create Your Plan Of Attack

To get organized, develop a plan that breaks down the tasks into smaller manageable ones. Prioritize the rooms you need to work on, for instance, starting with the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen.

Prioritizing what you unpack allows you to tackle the most essential areas first, then gradually move on to the less critical rooms.

3. Unpack One Box At A Time

It's easy to unbox everything at once. It's just as easy to get distracted and not finish unpacking anything at all. Instead of jumping from box to box, start with one box and see it through to the end before you move to the next one. This way you don't end up creating even more clutter.

4. Use A Color-Coded System

Before you start packing things, make sure you label everything clearly. You can use a color-coding system like Moving Game Plans Moving Kit or Downsizing Magic to help you identify boxes belonging to each room. For example, boxes labeled with red could be for the primary bedroom, and green could be for the office. 

Having a clear labeling system can save you hours of time and prevent headaches, especially if help is limited.

5. Schedule A Party!

Schedule a housewarming party a few weeks after your move. This will motivate you to get all of your unpacking done in time to great your guests!

6. Go For Broke

Down to the last boxes? Dump them, one at a time, onto your bed or in your bathtub. Now you have no choice but to put it all away.

7. Don't Hesitate To Ask For Help

Unpacking can be overwhelming, but don’t forget that you don't have to do it alone. Ask your family, friends, or hire reputable movers to help you with the task. They can assist you in moving heavy furniture, lifting heavy boxes, and getting items in the right room.

The more hands-on deck, the quicker and easier the task is. Plus, unpacking is a unique way to bond with your friends and family while getting the job done faster.


Unpacking doesn't have to be awful! When you create a plan and prioritize correctly you’ll find it much easier and less overwhelming. Remember to stay organized and take frequent breaks to keep your spirits high. And always seek assistance when needed!

With these tips, you'll be able to unpack everything in your new home in no time and start enjoying your home-sweet-home!

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