Packing up all of your belongings was a huge endeavor. And now you’ve got to go through the whole endeavor again in reverse! Before you get overwhelmed and stressed, realize that unpacking doesn’t have to be a pain. In fact, if you approach it the right way, unpacking can even be fun.
Hide presents in the boxes
When packing, throw some random “presents” into some boxes such as bags of candy or notes to yourself.
Make sure to unpack your stereo system first so you can play music while you unpack. Choose something upbeat to set the rhythm.
Divide and Conquer
It might seem more fun to unpack together, but having two or more people unpacking the same room actually just complicates things. You will find yourselves in arguments about where things should go. Divide up the rooms instead.
Make floor plan
There are all sorts of apps and online programs for creating furniture floor plans. These are fun to use, and a heck of a lot easier than manually moving all your heavy furniture around the room to see which arrangement looks best.
Set a goal for how much you will unpack each day (such as getting one room done, or 10 boxes each). When you achieve this goal, reward yourself such as by going out for ice cream.
Let the kids unpack their own rooms
After getting the basic furniture set up, let the kids unpack their own rooms. The kids will love feeling in control by being able to unpack their own rooms.
Create a fort out of boxes
Let the kids have some fun with all those boxes which are piling up. They can make a fort or turn them into rocket ships or sailboats.
Go for long walks in the neighborhood
When the clutter and chaos of unpacking gets to be too much, escape it all by going for long walks in your new neighborhood, it will clear your mind and also help you get to know the new town.