What to Unpack First after Relocating to Anchorage
by Dan Wolf
on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 11:36am.
Your company has moved you and your family, all-expenses-paid, to Anchorage, Alaska, and the keys to your new home are in hand. The movers are on their way, so you and your spouse are organizing a plan. What do you unpack first?
A room that everyone needs right away is the bathroom. You and the kids will want to use the facilities after that drive from the airport. You may also want to freshen up after a long airplane ride or wash your hands before eating a quick meal. Unpack any toiletries, toilet paper and towels. If you have any prescription medicines that you need to take regularly, put these in the medicine cabinet for easy access.
If you have any kids, especially if they are the age of toddlers or younger, you want them out of the way when the movers and heavy furniture come in. Fix their room up next. At the very least, take out their favorite toys so they have something to keep them occupied. Any clothes and furniture from their old room will make them feel at home right away.
Bedrooms come next because you’ll want to rest after your long day. Don’t just put out naked matresses on the floor. Set up any headboards, dressers, lamps, sheets and other bedding. Your clothes can go in the closet and your makeup on the counter. This room will act as a refuge from a disorganized house as well as a quiet place to prepare for the day.
You’ll eventually want to unpack the kitchen so you can have a meal at home but try to put this off as long as possible, simply because it’s often the most complex room to organize. You not only have utensils and cookery to deal with, but also food and cleaning supplies. Just remember you can rely on fast food and restaurants until your kitchen is set up.