After moving in one of the most important things you need to do is set up your bedroom along with the rest of your family. Here are some tips for you to make it easy on you and your family.
Moving is always a long, complicated process, and the more people you’re trying to move, the more complicated it can get. And after a long day of unpacking you want to fall right into bed, so it’s important to get all the bedrooms set up quickly and efficiently. Here are four things you need to do to make the process as quick and painless as possible.
Step 1: Plan Ahead
The key to any successful move is to plan ahead. When packing, label boxes for each bedroom so you know the destination of each box before you arrive in your new home.
You should also have an essentials box with everything you’ll need for your first night in your new home, including one set of linens per bed. That way, once the beds are set up and in place, you can make each bed up and be ready for bedtime. Do this first, before any other unpacking or paying attention to any other rooms.
If your whole family has had a chance to see the new house before move-in day, have each one take a look at their bedroom and start thinking about how they want to set it up and where they want each piece of furniture to go. That way, you don’t have to waste time deliberating while you’re trying to unpack the rest of the house.
If you don’t have a chance to visit the home ahead of time, see if you can get a floor plan and pictures. It’s not the same as seeing it in person, and children might have a particularly hard time mentally converting a floor plan into a living space, but at the very least it gives you an idea of how much space you have to work with, where the door and windows are located, etc.
Step 2: Keep Your Whole Family Involved
In every stage of the process of planning and unpacking the bedrooms, make sure the room’s occupant is involved in everything from deciding furniture placement to unpacking their personal items. Young children should be consulted about how they’d like things, even if the task of unpacking is beyond their abilities. It’s the only way to make sure they feel like the space really belongs to them and to avoid coming home to your children trying to rearrange their bedroom furniture on their own.
Step 3: Start with the Furniture and Closet
Once the furniture is all set up and in place, it’s time to install shelving and closet organizing amenities before you start unpacking any clothes, books, ornaments, or any other personal items. Once you have the shelving and closet organizing amenities in place, unpacking and putting away books and clothing will be that much faster and easier.
Step 4: Unpack
By now all your furniture should be assembled and in place, the bed should be made, and the shelves and closets should be ready to fulfill their duties. Now it’s finally time to unpack all the boxes and bags dedicated to that room. Put spare linens in the linen closet, clothes in the closet/wardrobe/dresser, and books on the shelves before you finally start unpacking and putting up the curtains and/or blinds, wall ornaments, posters, knick-knacks and whatever other personal items you might have in each room.
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