After You Move, Do These Things First When Unpacking Your New Home

Unpacking is the the last and often hardest step of moving. Chances are that you'll already be worn out and absolutely exhausted after all you've done over the past few weeks. It's so easy to just let those boxes sit there for a little while. After all, you deserve a break after the hard work, right? Then the little while becomes a week, and then a month, and then before you know it, months later, you're still living with packing moving boxes.

Use these guides to help you unpack...MORE and take the steps needed to get your home organized and before you know it, you'll be settled into your new home.

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    A difficult journey begins with the first step, and this is the step that will get you on the road to being moved in. It's easy to lose steam at this stage of the move and want a break. I know you're excited to go check out the neighborhood, but hang in there. That time will come really soon, I promise. Meanwhile get your house in order. Well, it's not that big of a chore really. Follow these steps for an easy first day in your new home.

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    What to Do the Second Day in Your New Home

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    So you've done well on day one, and are now hitting your stride. Not to sound too discouraging, but sometimes day two requires some fortitude. The excitement of the new house is still there, but perhaps the energy needed to may be waning. This is where laying down a plan and sticking to it will help you maintain momentum. But this plan is exactly what you need, to help you take stock of what needs to be done first, and then dividing and conquering these tasks one at a time.

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    The kitchen is undoubtedly the most important room in the house. This is where the majority of life in the home happens. Makes sense then, that this should be the first room that gets set up during a move. Most of us have experienced the inconvenience of trying to run a household when the kitchen is still in boxes. You can only do so many take out pizzas. Follow these tips to a quick and organized set up of your new kitchen.

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    Just like the kitchen was the most difficult room to pack and move, not only because it holds so much stuff, but also because there are so many different kinds of things that require special packing. It can be especially difficult when you have to move appliances and install them in your new space. Whether you're moving large or small appliances, use these guides to pack appliances and to make sure they're properly installed in your new home. 

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    Whether you're moving into a smaller kitchen or into one that's bigger than you're previous one, being organized and staying organized in your cooking space is important for your peace of mind.  Using this guide, you'll be surprised at how much you can store in even the tiniest of kitchens if you organize the space well. Here are some useful suggestions to help you get the most out of your new kitchen space.

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    Setting up the home office and computer is one of the fun things - or should be, anyway - whenever you move into a new home. There's just something cozy about having that new work space just to yourself and having it set up just the way you like it. For most people, the computer is the most important piece of electronic equipment in your home office, and seeing that it is set up correctly as well as ergonomically should be your first priority. Find out how to set up and install your computer...MORE the right way.