Where to Begin: The First Things to Do in Your New Apartment

Moving can be an overwhelming process no matter how organized and methodical you are. Once all the boxes and furniture are moved into your new place, here are some guidelines to help you get started with ease.

Get the things out that you will need to survive the day and following night – your toothbrush, sheets for the bed, a bath towel, phone charger, etc. These things are your lifeline and will help you manage while the rest of the moving and unpacking chaos ensues.

If the apartment is not totally clean from the last tenants, now is a good time to take care of that before it’s all covered in furniture and stacks of belongings! It’s easier to clean the floors when nothing is in the way and it will also prevent your things from getting dirty as you unpack.

Tentatively arrange the furniture and place boxes in their respective rooms before starting to pull things out. This will help tame the clutter of unpacking and hopefully help you retain sanity while doing so! Once you have boxes in the places, pick one room to dedicate the most time to and complete before flitting back and forth all over the place. You’ll be able to find some comfort in having at least one nearly finished space by the end of the night.

Try not to be overwhelmed by the process, as stressful as it can be. The more organized you stay, the less painful the transition will be!

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