The key to packing is not to tackle all the rooms at once. Breaking up the packing process makes it easier for you to keep track of each item. It will prove invaluable when it comes time to unpack your boxes. If you have all your kitchen items packed within the same boxes, you will not need to look far for your pots. The same goes for entertainment center items like extension cords, media players, and remotes.
Packing a Bedroom Room
So how do you pack a room? The approach you use will depend on the room. Professional movers use different approach for different rooms. For instance, if you were packing the bathroom, you would be concerned about where you placed liquids and aerosol cans. And if you are packing the living room, you will have the unique task of dealing with video and stereo equipment. Still, of all the rooms in a home, the most challenging in terms of packing is the bedroom. It is typically the room with the most content. With that in mind, the following is a basic guide on how to pack a bedroom.
- Pack up Your Wardrobe, Jewelry, and Personal Items: First on the list of things to pack are your clothes and personal belongings. Do not pack your clothes all at once. Start by folding away the clothes you wear the least, and then work your way to the clothes you wear often. Folding allows you to get more out of your packing space. Wardrobe boxes are best for formal outfits, and standard boxes will work for almost all of the rest of your belongings. Be sure to set aside a few clothes that you will wear in the days leading up to the move. Keep your jewelry in a secure location. It is best to take them with you. If you have any fragile bedroom items, make sure they are properly protected.
- Pack Up the Beddings: Once you have sorted your clothes and jewelry, the next step will be to pack up the bedding. Start with the bed sheets and blankets. Make sure they are clean, properly folded and stored in a dry box. Consider using any old sheets as padding for fragile items during your move. Next on the list is the mattress. If you are not moving for a few days, keep the mattress in a corner out of the way. When you are ready to move it, cover up your mattress with a mattress cover.
- Pack Up the Smaller Items: With your beddings gone, start packing the smaller items around the room. Things like the paintings, pictures, and table lamps. Choose sturdy boxes for delicate items such as your mirror. If you do not have any, consider buying some from the moving company. Moving companies offer special packing cartons for such items. Be sure to choose a box that is large enough. Trying to squeeze a table lamp into a small box is not a good idea.
- Pack the Bedroom Furniture: Now that you have a lot more space in your bedroom, packing the large furniture pieces will be easier. Some of the pieces, such as your bed or wardrobe may need to be dismantled, so make sure you have a tool kit close to you. If you can’t handle this task, get someone to help you. Obviously, you can ask movers to help you with it. They are particularly good at breaking down and assembling furniture pieces within minutes. If you are looking for ways of saving cost, ask your friends to assist you. Do not forget to store all the nuts and bolts somewhere safe. You will need to reassemble the new unit once you get to your destination.Depending on how long it takes to pack, your bed is likely to be among the last thing into the truck. Make sure that the disassembled pieces are protected so they don’t scratch. You can do this with a plastic wrap or furniture pad. Again, most moving companies will be able to supply you with such accessories.
Avoid rookie moving mistakes. Some people like to leave items in their chest during a move because they are trying to optimize the most of the space. Although this might sound like a good idea, it is not. A lot could go wrong. The drawers could swing open during the move, the items could chip the wood, and the dresser will end up being a lot heavier to move.
As with any move, be sure to protect all your fragile items. If you don’t have plastic protectors, use napkins, blankets, and soft towels to secure items in place. Make sure that everything is properly covered so that you don’t have to worry about dirt. Instead of large boxes, consider using medium sized boxes. They are easier to carry, which means the movers are less likely to drop them. Finally, do not forget to label all the boxes based on their content. This will help you easily determine which boxes belong in which rooms in your new home.
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