Bedrooms are one of the trickiest rooms to pack up for a move because they have so many items – both big and small. In your bedroom, you’ll have to pack up your bedframe, side tables, dresser, mattress, and any other large items. There are also smaller items like clothing, décor, bedding, and curtains that will need to be packed. Preparing the pack your bedroom is one of the first things you should do when you decide to move. Making a game plan and tackling smaller things throughout your bedroom can help make the task feel more achievable. Below are our best tips for how to pack your bedroom for moving.
Declutter Your Closet
If you want an in-depth explanation of how to declutter your closet, we wrote an entire blog all about how to go through your clothes and get rid of them. For a more high-level explanation, go through your closet and pull everything out. Set aside items that:
- No longer fit
- Have rips or stains
- Haven’t been worn in the past year
- Are no longer your style
Consider donating these items or getting rid of them to give yourself fewer items to pack.
Start Gathering Supplies
Since there are so many items that will need to be packed in your bedroom, start gathering supplies now. Some items you will need include:
- Mattress bag
- Moving boxes
- Furniture pads
- Bubble wrap
- Shoe boxes
- Packing tape
- TV box
Start with Items You Won’t Need
Pack your bedroom early by starting with items you won’t need. For clothing, get all of your out-of-season items pulled out and packed first. If you have multiple sets of sheets or comforters, pack up the ones you won’t be using. Any décor or knick-knacks in your bedroom can also start to come down and be packed away.
Pack Your Linens
Take care to wash all of your linens before packing them away, especially if you are storing them for an extended period of time. Trapped perfumes, makeup, moisturizers, and skin cells can cause discoloration if left for too long. Plus, you’ll want everything to be fresh and clean when you are unpacking in your new place! Make sure to keep at least one set of everything easily accessible for your first night in your new home.
Pack Your Clothes
Very delicate clothing can be transported in a wardrobe box, which will allow everything to be hung up and wrinkle-free. All other clothes can be placed in a box, plastic tote, or vacuum-sealed bag. Try to pack your clothing in groupings with the same season so that you can prioritize what you unpack first.
Pack Your Bedroom Furniture
To protect your bedroom furniture from damage, wrap it well with furniture pads, and secure it with moving wrap. If possible, break down some of your bigger pieces, making sure to put any hardware in labeled bags that make it easy for reassembly.
Pack Your Mattress
For an in-depth explanation, check out our blog on how to pack and store your mattress. For a quick explanation, give your mattress a quick vacuum to remove any dust and debris. Then, place it inside a mattress bag to protect it during the move.
By starting early, packing your bedroom for a move should be a breeze! Make sure to do everything over time so that it doesn’t all fall on the days before you have to move.
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