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Pittsburgh Movers Timeline Part 4 – Settling In

Congratulations, you officially finished moving to Pittsburgh! Now it’s time to unpack all your belongings and turn your house into a home. Have you talked to the moving coordinators at All My Sons? We don’t just offer packing services, we offer unpacking services as well. Our packing services can be customized for your move and if you need help getting your house organized and unpacked, we can help! The unpacking process can seem tiring and unpleasant, especially after what you went through during the packing phase, however there are lots of tips you can follow to ensure an efficient unpacking process. Our Pittsburgh Movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to help guide your unpacking efforts so you can quickly start to enjoy your new home.

First things first- unpack your speakers. Unpacking and organizing is much more fun when you can jam out to your favorite songs. Then make sure you do a quick vacuum or sweep of the floors and the house a good clean wipe down with soap before you start moving your stuff in.  

When you start to unpack, you want to prioritize by opening the most important boxes that you will need access to right away. Setting up your bed is always a good first task, that way when you’ve finished a long day of unpacking, you can sleep comfortably. Take it one box at a time, you don’t need to have every box open at once. This will only cause chaos and clutter in your home. Moving to Pittsburgh can mean cold winter weather, however if you make your move during the summertime those boxes will have low priority and can be opened last. Remember, you do not have to unpack every single box as soon as you move in. Settling in can take time, don’t rush it and add stress to your plate! Reorganize as you go and life will be a lot simpler.

Make sure you get the whole family involved in the unpacking process. You will increase efficiency and start to see quick results. Your kids should take responsibility for unpacking their personal boxes and you can assign them other boxes once they are finished tackling the important tasks. Unpacking is a family activity and it was not meant to be handled by just one person. Delegate certain rooms in your house to your family members to work on. Ultimately, you can make the unpacking process fun and enjoyable with a positive attitude and an up-beat playlist.

Pro Tip: Set up your TV last. It’s more of a distraction than background. When you have your house mostly unpacked and organized you will thank yourself later for not getting distracted in front of the TV for hours. Make TV a reward for getting the house unpacked and ready to go.

If you need a break, take a quick walk around the neighborhood. Get some fresh air and get familiar with your surroundings, maybe say hi to a neighbor you pass and introduce yourself. It’s always an added plus to know your neighbors, it will make living in your new home a much more enjoyable experience.