Packing a bedroom for moving can be complicated. There are a lot of things to pack with hardly enough time to get it all done. Luckily, there are several things you can do to ease the burden and plenty of supplies to make the packing process simple.
From the disassembling of heavy furniture to the packing of small items like pictures and jewellery, this guide will help you streamline the process of packing your bedroom for moving.
Sort Out Your Bedroom
When packing a bedroom, it’s important to go through your stuff and sort out your belongings. You want to only pack the things you need and get rid of anything you are no longer wearing. This could include clothes that no longer suit your style, those that no longer fit, and the ones that you’ve not worn in decades. Also, sort out shoes, jewellery and hats.
To make your work easier, declutter your bedroom putting items in different categories; keep, sell, donate and recycle.
This simple process will save you time and money. The more your stuff, the longer it takes to pack and the more expensive it will be to transport them. You’ll equally spend more time unpacking and organizing your new home.
Get Packing Materials
The process above will help you know how much stuff you have. You can then determine the quantity and types of packing materials you’ll need. Here are the supplies you should gather.
Small and medium-sized packing boxes
High-quality packing tape
Some trash bags
Depending on your budget, you can buy the packing supplies from a house removal company near you. You can also cut the cost by checking out free cardboard boxes for moving.
Tip: Buy a few wardrobe cardboard boxes from your removal company to pack your delicate clothes.
Start Packing Your Bedroom
With the preliminary stages done, you can now start the packing process. You’ll start by packing things you don’t frequently use in advance and then proceed to other items as the moving day draws near.
As you pack your bedroom, put the following in mind:
Label all the boxes appropriately.
The labels should have a name, for example, “fragile” in the case of pictures or antiques.
List all the items in a box so that you don’t have to go through the stuff to know what’s in there.
It will help to wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you’ll be moving a lot.
Pack Some Materials in Advance
To speed up the moving process, start packing stuff that you rarely use in advance, say a week before the moving. This might include spare sheets and covers, shoes, toys, pictures, jewellery, ornaments, seasonal clothes and books.
How to Pack Your Clothes for Moving
The most convenient way to pack clothes is using a wardrobe cardboard box. With the box, you can pack your clothes with hangers. This way, the clothes will reach the destination without folds or creases.
Fold or roll up the clothes in the drawer, and pack them in moving boxes. You can pack your shoes in a shoebox, which is easily stackable, or arrange them nicely in a moving box.
How to Pack Bedroom Furniture
Packing bedroom furniture can be hectic, especially if you are alone. You’ll have to disassemble furniture that comes apart, wrap others in a blanket, and take care of the fragile items.
In the disassembling process, make sure the dismantled pieces are covered, and the pads secured. Store the small pieces in a safe place. You can put them in a small bag and tape them on the furniture.
You’ll have to invite friends to help you with this. But you can also make a wise move and hire professional furniture movers to help you disassemble, pack, and move your furniture with ease.
Things like mirrors, lamps, pictures and paintings are fragile. Thus you’ll need to go the extra mile and use paper wraps, bubble wraps, newspapers or even towels to secure these items in place. We’ll talk about this in detail in a few.
How to Pack Mattress
When packing a mattress, the most important thing is to ensure it’s protected from stains, dirt, and moisture. You’ll have to use a mattress bag, which comes in different sizes depending on the mattress size. Once packed, carry the mattress carefully to avoid being ripped or damaged. Lastly, put the pillows and sheets in a large box.
How to Pack Wall Décor, Picture Frames and Treasured Items
Treasured items like bracelets, necklaces, rings, brooches, and earrings are best packed in their boxes. The jewellery boxes are steady and are built to protect the jewellery from inside and outside pressure.
Inform your movers that you have jewellery so that they take extra caution. Sometimes you might opt to travel with the jewellery boxes in your own car.
For small and mid-size wall decor and picture frames, wrap them with paper wrap or bubble wrap and secure them in sizable boxes. If there are any spaces left, use old clothes or towels to fill in the space. You want to ensure the pictures and decors arrive at your new home unscratched.
It will also help to label the pictures and decors boxes as fragile.
How to Pack Books
Get a steady box to pack books as they can be pretty heavy. Place the books side by side with the spine facing down. You can wrap them up to make them more secure.
Resist the temptation to stuff many books in a single box. Books are bulky, and you might even hurt your back when lifting the box if the package is too heavy.
How to Pack T.V.
To safely move with a T.V., pack it in its original box. If you don’t have the original box, you’ll have to improvise.
Cover the T.V. all-around using a bubble wrap. On top of the bubble wrap, cover the T.V. with flat boxes. Next, use a moving blanket and wrap it up. Finally, a shrink wrap will secure the covering materials in place and ensure the T.V. is moved smoothly.
The strategy above can be best implemented by house removal companies. You’ll be doing yourself a favour if you hire one and let them do the heavy lifting for you.
It’s Time to Move
Everything is set. You’ve packed your bedroom. The packing of other rooms is quickly picking up pace. The long-awaited day is drawing near. It’s time to move! Call us. Let’s help you make this otherwise stressful process smooth. Our wide range of house removal services will meet you at the point of your house removals need without breaking your budget.