Organizing Your Home After a Move in Vancouver
While moving to a new home can be an exciting time—placing furniture, finding homes for your belongings, and decorating can feel like a fresh start—it can also feel extremely overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.
The best time to start organizing is to do a lot of the work before your move. By decluttering, packing, and labelling your boxes properly, you can save yourself a lot of work when it comes time to unpack. With proper labelling, you can ensure your boxes are placed in the appropriate rooms. This saves you a lot of time and frustration or moving boxes repeatedly.
One Room at a Time
Focus on one room at a time, and start big, meaning, start by placing your furniture, rugs and shelves before unpacking the boxes. Start with the most used rooms first: kitchen, main bedroom and children’s bedrooms, if applicable, linen closet, bathrooms, and so on. Unpacking can often take a lot more time than we expect, and you don’t want to be left scrambling to find that one thing you need at the end of a long day.
If your items are well-organized when you pack them, unpacking will be much easier. If you find you don’t have a home for the items in a particular box, don’t unpack them yet. Think about what you might need in your new home, such as a shelving system, storage bins or baskets, etc. Once you have these items in place, then start unpacking those boxes.
Get Organized to Stay Organized
While it can often be very tempting to “leave it until later”, doing this can create more chaos in the long run. It’s really easy to just unpack the necessities and tuck boxes away in closets and basements with the thought of unpacking them at a later date, but this rarely works. What often happens is those boxes start collecting dust until you need to find something. The best way to prevent this is to unpack and arrange all of your items as soon as possible. Depending on your schedule, aim to have everything unpacked within a week.
Of course, you will have seasonal items, such as Halloween or Christmas decor, that will remain tucked away for most of the year, so ensuring these items are neatly stored together and well-labelled will help you keep your home in order.
Hiring professional organizers to unpack and get your home in order can make all of the difference. If you’ve never worked with a professional organizer, working with one after a move is a perfect time to start. Whether you are on a tight schedule or just need guidance to get your new home in order, help is just a call away. Our team of professionals work with clients all over the Vancouver area. Call us today for a free phone consultation to discuss how we can help and let us bring harmony to your home!