Inspect your furniture to make sure that nothing has been damaged during the move.
Count your boxes to make sure none of your inventory has been lost.
If you have used professional movers and anything has been lost or damaged during the move, report it right away.
Inspect your apartment to see if there are any marks or broken items that were there before you moved in. Report these to your apartment management team so you are not on the hook for the damages when you move out.
Unpack your priority box or any box with items you will need right away.
If you have children, let them pick one box of theirs to open so they can have a favorite toy or security item to help them transition to their new apartment.
Unpack linens and towels so you can make beds and shower.
Unpack enough clothes to get you through the next few days.
The first week: Inside your apartment
Check the level of cleanliness in your apartment. It was likely cleaned thoroughly before you moved in, but if not, you might want to give the space a once-over before you unpack.
File all your moving paper work, including your bill of lading and any receipts.
Moving into an apartment is a great time to think "new" and "different." Decorate not only with items you have brought with you, but also new items you buy for your space. Here's a chance to try a new decorating theme, for instance.
Celebrate your move with an apartment-warming party. You have done a lot of work, you deserve to have some fun! A get-together is a great way to get to know your new neighbors, as well.