Items need to be packed and protect to travel cross country
How To Pack A Bedroom
If your bedroom reflects minimalism, packing it up for moving day should be relatively easy and quick. However, some bedrooms are a space in which we store the things we love and admire “collectibles” clothes, shoes, perfumes, colognes, jewelry, books, and art. The things that are important to us when moving to a new home.
It is also not uncommon for bedrooms to double as offices or hobby spaces and craft rooms, and because the bedroom is where we spend roughly a third of our time, it can become a rather daunting task to pack it all up. Resist the urge to put it all off to the end, and instead be sure to get a head start on packing your bedrooms ahead of time.
If you have more than one bedroom in the house, begin by organizing and emptying the ones least used. This could be the guest or spare rooms.
Prepping for Your Move
One of the great things about a move is the opportunity to start fresh, and that includes the process of decluttering and eliminating things you no longer need or want. It also makes settling into your new location a lot easier. This process works best if you break the bedroom down into zones, namely things to keep, things you would like to donate or sell (many folks hold yard sales in advance of their moving day. You will find that taking the time to declutter really helps to streamline the moving process and allow you to pack your bedroom that much easier.
Before you start packing, double check you have plenty of packing supplies before you begin. You will need an assortment items like different sized moving boxes including:
Obviously the single most abundant bedroom packing item you will require will be moving boxes, of every size. And you will need a lot of them. Fortunately, they are fairly easy to come by. Most retail outlets receive deliveries almost daily, and boxes are broken down and tossed out by the dozens. You can dumpster dive, but you may prefer to simply ask the store manager if they can save their boxes for you. Most are very agreeable to this arrangement, and voila, you have all the boxes you will need items like books and jewelry to pots, pans, and kitchen item.
Prepare some items of clothing and shoes that you will include in your essentials box. This box will either stay with you for the duration of the move, or be delivered along with everything else.
Clothing and Jewelry
Linens and Draperies
Your bedding and drapes are susceptible to moisture, mold, and insects. Items like these needs to be packed securely to minimize any exposure prior to unpacking.
Your Flat Screen TV
Books and Periodicals
Once all the smaller items have been packed, it is time to focus on the larger furniture pieces. If you are hiring a moving company, they will take care of all the basic disassembling and moving of the furniture.
As you pack your bedroom furniture pieces, you want to take special care of the furniture. A reckless or hasty move can result in dings and scratches, marring the finish and leaving you frustrated. You will need furniture pads, bubble wrap, and packing paper to protect the various surfaces. All furniture items need to be securely blanketed and the wrapping secured with packing tape.
If you are moving yourself or are able to easily dismantle your bedroom furniture, make sure to keep all the screws, nuts, bolts, and any small tools together and label which item of furniture it belongs to. Whichever box you pack these into, make sure to write that they are in that box, either on the outside or on your box count inventory.
With everything so clean and organized, this just might be the first room to get unpacked!
As you pack your bedroom, always remember to label everything while in the packing process. It is the single best method for making sure everything ends up in the proper room on the other end of the move. Anything fragile should be wrapped generously in packing paper and clearly marked "Fragile" on the box.