Once the truck is unloaded—by you or someone else—take a break. Make some coffee or get a soft drink. Congratulate yourselves on your safe arrival. The mountain of stuff may look insurmountable, but it's not. (And don't forget to make the beds.)
Next, and arguably more important, make sure each bathroom is equipped with toilet paper, soap, and towels. Put paper cups, soap, and paper or real towels in the kitchen. Hang a shower curtain, if needed. A hot shower before bed or upon rising will feel wonderful.
Don't try to do everything in one day. It will probably take several weeks before all the boxes are unpacked and you feel really settled and "at home" in the new house. If you unpack just a few boxes each day, the mountain will quickly become a livable home.
It's soon time to begin making the new house feel like your home. And maybe making the town your new hometown. So get your stuff out of boxes and around the house. Get to know the neighbors. Go to the unofficial city center, the neighborhood shopping mall.
Here are a few ideas for making everyone feel at home in your new home:
Need something to spruce up the new place? Make a trip to the library. Some have framed art that you can borrow just like a library book. It can help to make your home more complete until you can choose and purchase your own art.
To make kids more comfortable:
Enjoy your new home!