How to Unpack Smartly and Settle into Your New Home in Bangalore

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By Ikram Ullah

Moving to Bangalore is the easy bit. It’s a simple question of packing up your stuff, hopping onto a plane or a train and heading to this vibrant and exciting city. But once you get there, it’s only after you find a good flat or women’s hostel and move in that all the frenzy starts. But don’t worry. settling into your accommodation and making it feel like home is all a matter of smart unpacking and organisation. With the right priorities and focus, you’ll be able to manage this task with a lot less stress. So, that’s what we’re here to help you out with. Follow our tips to unpack your life smartly and start off on the right foot in Bangalore.

Pack smart

If you want to unpack in the most efficient way, you’ve got to pack that way too. Don’t just throw your stuff into boxes and suitcases at random. Organise according to room or frequency of usage and make sure you’re labelling everything. There’s nothing worse than moving into your new house and being surrounded by blank boxes with no idea of where you should start. So, make sure there’s some method to your madness when you’re in the packing stage.

Organise according to room

Once you move to your new home, bring in your boxes according to the room that you’ll need to unpack them in. This will reduce a lot of extra clutter and give you a precise starting point. Ideally you can do this process when you’re moving in, but even if you first pile everything up in your living room, you can start out by segregating and moving them into the right places. Line the boxes up by the walls so that you have some space, and they don’t get in the way until they’re unpacked.

Keep your unpacking kit handy

Unpacking can be quick and efficient, but it can also be laborious and stressful. So, give yourself a fighting chance and equip yourself with all the tools you need to unpack smartly. We recommend having a small kit that you can keep on yourself as you unpack (so that you don’t have to search through your stuff to dig out the unpacking kit). This kit should definitely contain a box cutter, a pair of scissors as well as some garbage bags so you can keep tidying up as you go. It’s also a good idea to keep a few dusters or cleaning supplies handy so you can make sure you’re putting everything away into a clean and hygienic place.

Start with the essentials

If you’ve ever moved house before you know that unpacking can often take days, or even weeks. But that doesn’t mean you have to live out of boxes for that duration of time. Instead, make sure you start unpacking with the essentials that you need to be comfortable. If you’ve packed an overnight bag for yourself, then start with that, then tackle your bedroom and bathroom so that you can sleep comfortably and get dressed in the morning without any hassle. The kitchen can be managed the next day, or if you’re okay with ordering in for a while, even later in the week.

Set a goal for yourself

When you were looking for flats for rent in Bangalore, you had a clear idea and goal in mind. And the same has to be true for unpacking now that you’re living in that perfect flat. Once the essentials are out of the way, it’s really easy to get distracted and postpone unpacking your books, knick knacks or decor items. But leaving this stuff lying around in boxes is not going to do you any favours. Set yourself a goal and a deadline by which you want to have your whole home unpacked. You can plan a housewarming party or a get together with friends on that date to motivate yourself to complete the job.

With these smart tips, you’ll be able to settle down into a new home without any hassle. Good luck!

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