Whilst you may be a lot more stressed by the idea of packing in the first place, there is still a lot to do once you have finished the move and arrived at your new home. Unpacking is not as long a job as the filling of the boxes or the van, but there are many things that you can do to make it quicker, and to ensure that you are able to get on with your new life in a new home in a new place, as fast as possible! There are three categories that you can go through to ensure that you are getting the best form your packing and your removals company, to ensure that the unpacking is as simple as it sounds like it should be!
First off, labeling your boxes will be one of the best ways to ensure that the unpacking process is not too difficult, nor too time consuming. You will find that there are plenty of different ways in which you can get your boxes marked up with stickers and tape, but the best way to ensure that they remain safe and organized is to write the name of the room where they are going, as well as a brief description as to what is inside. Be aware that the room that you packed something in, may not be the room that you want it to go to in the new house, so you might need to take a little time working out what is going where and when, as these things can become a problem pretty quickly if you do not. The labeling of the boxes will also help you find things should you have an issue that needs addressing whilst everything is still all packed up. If you do not label the boxes, then you may have a great many boxes to tear through before you find the one that you are looking for, which will take a while.
Your removals company will also be able to help you with the unpacking process, especially if you have labelled things accurately. You will find that one of the best ways to ensure that you get off to the right start in the new place, is if all of the boxes have been left in the right place! This can be down to the removals company reading the labels on the boxes and dropping them off in the right room. Be sure to put up a piece of paper on the doors to the rooms so that there is no confusion as to which one is which, as this could lead to the wrong boxes being left in the wrong rooms. You should also draw up a ground plan of the new house, and label where you want the furniture and other larger items to go, as this will reduce the shifting that you need to do when the removals company are finished and have left.
You can get other members of the household to help you with the unpacking, to ensure that each room is covered by the person that tends to use it the most. Bedrooms are very personal places, so it can be nice to get your kids to do their own unpacking, and things like studies, garages, sheds and wardrobes will also tend to have a single main user in the house. Be sure that you are getting things unpacked and put away in the right place, and that the placement keeps everything tidy, and you will be sorted!