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September 10, 2023

Unpacking: The Forgotten Task

By Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City is usually both exhilarating and tedious! Together with taking care of yourself during the move, there are actually actions to take to make unpacking and moving into your new home, much easier.

Considering that moving is often monotonous and bland, music is a superb strategy to keep enthusiastic and on target. It may well even enhance your frame of mind therefore consider having a stereo or television set up so that you can perform to the sound of your chosen music or have a Bluetooth speaker available to connect to your mobile device.

Preparation and Coordinating Continue to be Essential

Packing strategically can certainly considerably decrease stresses and headaches as you arrive at your new spot. Pack an "essentials" box (or two) which contains things you will need immediately at your new house. This box should include things like:

· Towels.

· Toiletries.

· Bedding/blankets.

· Required cooking gadgets.

· A handful of cups, plates, bowls (conversely, you could choose to order out or have non-perishable items to eat on your first night).

This way after you get to the new place in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, you should have all you need to make it through the first night.

Additionally, be sure to label every single carton with which area it will go into when it arrives. In this approach you'll not need to blindly open cartons unsure of what is inside or search through a great number of boxes to locate something you need.

You can even have already a perception of the place that the furniture is to go. Thinking about precisely where each piece will go before the move will quicken the process and enable you to stay organized and committed to the remainder of the unpacking.


When you have a home office, you might want to unpack these items first to keep on top of your company. In the event you're a work-from-home individual, certainly you will want to have your working environment unpacked, organized, and functional so that you do not fall behind.

Put together the Furniture

Moving day in Tulsa and Oklahoma City is usually strenuous and you will probably be ready to crawl into bed that first night. This is why putting together and making your bed(s) is an effective start ahead of unpacking boxes.

You will not likely like to have to do it once you have spent the entire day unpacking boxes and bags in addition to organizing. The good news is that if you have hired a professional moving company, they will likely assemble the beds for you.

Unpack the Kitchen

Once you have your beds put together, the kitchen is easily the most logical place to begin unpacking. Since the kitchen is regarded as the heart of your home, getting the cabinets, cupboards, and also appliances all unpacked and organized will assist you to adjust in your new home.

If you have an eat-in kitchen, you will likely also have a kitchen table that may help you unpack in a more structured means.

Attend to the Bathroom

Once you expend all day unpacking and setting up, you'll probably wish to take a shower or dip in a relaxing bath. The "essentials" carton will include the toiletries, shower gel, shampoos and conditioners, medications, or other items that are important for the bathroom.

Having the bathroom and kitchen unpacked can make unpacking the rest of your belongings less difficult.

Move to the Bedrooms

Because the bedroom furniture is already in place, the bedrooms ought to be the next to unbox. For those who have packed the bed linens in transparent plastic bags or bins, it'll be easier to identify which bed linens go to which room. Alternatively, write the name of the person's bedroom on the carton after packing it to make things easier.

Unpack the Living and Dining Rooms

Hopefully, you will have your furniture in place which will make unpacking whatever else less complicated. Don't fret with regards to ornamental things including wall-hangings or knick-knackery until all of the essential items are unpacked.


Seasonal items such as holiday accessories or things that you hardly ever make use of may be unpacked last. These things will often go to an attic, cellar, storage space, or garage.

Just like packing, unpacking is made less complicated with preparing and organization. Being tidy concerning the process can help you to make sure you enjoy your new residence as smoothly and swiftly as you can.

If you need help with packing or unpacking services, A-1 Freeman Moving Group, your local moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, can help!


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