You must have noticed what a challenge packing was when you relocated in NYC. Now that you arrive in your new home, unpacking can be as overwhelming. Finding yourself in the midst of a sea of boxes can make you feel like running away. But you must face the fact that you have to do the job now. Will everything fit perfectly the way it was in your old house?

Planning ahead can help you finish unpacking quickly. Here are some hacks that you must include in your unpacking and storing plan.



The kitchen contains assorted cooking utensils, dinnerware, spices, condiments, and other things that you need in cooking and serving the food. You will find here the smallest and the biggest items that you keep in your household.

Big pots, pans, and kettles that you use when you must prepare food for several people are seldom used. You get to prepare such amount of food only a few times in a year. Keep them in your basement or in an area in the house that you seldom use or visit. You will see that you have saved a lot of space.

Find all the cooking utensils and arrange them on the countertop. Place the chopping board and the knife close to the sink so that you can just reach for them when you need to cut or chop vegetables, meat, and other food ingredients. The ladle, spatula, and wooden spoon must be placed near the stove.

Keep the small jars of spices and condiments in a drawer near the stove. Keep the small jars of spices and condiments in a drawer near the stove. Label them before placing them in the drawer. This will make it easy for you to find what you need. Putting a label on its jar will prevent you from using the wrong ingredient.

Place the pans and pots that you use regularly near the stove or in a cabinet close to the countertop.


The bathroom is another area in the house where lots of things must be stored. Due to the limited space of your bathroom, you must be good in arranging the bathroom essential.
Install a small shelf where you can place the bottles of shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, lotion, shower gel, and tubes of toothpaste. Position the cabinet so that it is within your reach. If there are no hooks to hold the towel, you can place a rack on the wall.

Build a small cabinet just above the bathroom door. You can keep here folded clean towels and your stock of toiletries and other bathroom essentials.

Linen Closet

A linen closet can be the most disorganized space in your home. You just stuff everything into it. Blankets, pillowcases, and bed sheets seem to fill the space. The truth is you can use the closet as storage for household items that you frequently use.

Arrange the board games, flashlight, tissue paper, wrapping paper, and light bulbs in the closet. Fold towels and linen neatly and put them in plastic containers that you will keep under the bed. After doing this, you will be amazed at how much storage space you still have.

Living room

Most people do not store anything in their living room except for some furniture and appliances. But, if you have noticed, the area is the most littered. Bags, shoes, jackets, and magazines are everywhere. One way to prevent this from happening is to use furniture that can be used for storing things as well. You can place a storage bench near the door. The seat has a hinge and when you pull it up, there is a spacious storage place inside. You can tell your family members to put their umbrella, bag, or shoes inside the bench when they arrive home. This will prevent the clutter that is commonly found in the living room.

With these unpacking hacks and storage tips, you can easily unpack your old home to the new one.


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