When moving a household, it’s only up to you which room you will pack first. Many people claim that kitchen is the most demanding room to pack and move. But how to handle bedrooms, especially if there are more than one or two? Whether you are moving across the street or to another country you will need a strategy and exact moving plan how to sort, pack and clean the bedroom.
Here’s the first step – start with the rooms you don’t use frequently, like guest rooms. Make each family member participant of the moving process. Even your children are able to sort some of the items in their room, like toys or clothes and decide what to keep and what to give away or sell.
Packing and moving clothes You will also have to sort your own clothing and other items and decide what should be moved and what left out. In order to get rid of unwanted items you can organize garage sale or donate them. It’s really important to simplify packing and moving process. Furthermore, the more items you give away, the less you will have to pay for packing material and transport.
If you have hired professional movers to assist you with the move, you can also ask them if they can dismantle and reassemble the furniture for you. It might cause some additional costs for you, but leave it to the professionals to handle this. They are certainly more experienced than you, and with a proper insurance your belongings will be covered in case they get damaged. Movers usually use their own protecting, wrapping material in order to avoid any possible damage. After all, NYC offers great number of NYC moving companies providing not only moving services, but also additional ones like packing, unpacking, disassembling/assembling furniture, installing appliances,… Meanwhile, you can take care of some other things that need to be sorted out.
If you eventually decide to disassemble furniture yourself do it before the moving day. Also, pay attention while doing it, because wooden elements can be easily scratched or broken. Also, mattresses are supposed to be wrapped in a mattress bag and box that you can get from your moving company. Since the first room you have packed was the guest room, you can use it to store packed boxes and disassembled furniture.
Cardboard boxes can be used for packing the clothing. However, if there are some clothes that you don’t want to wrinkle, wardrobe boxes may be a perfect solution for you. You can either purchase them or rent them from your moving company. Wardrobe boxes are equipped with a metal or plastic bar, so that you can move directly your hanging clothes from the closet to the box and vice versa when you reach the new place and start unpacking.
If you start preparing for the move well in advance you may have enough time to create your own wardrobe boxes by inserting metal/plastic or wooden bar into the cardboard box. That way you will significantly simplify the whole packing process. Curtains and drapes can be packed in a wardrobe boxes. The other option is to fold them in paper and put them in a medium box.
Make sure you label properly each box, so that you can manage them once you get to the new home and start unpacking. Also, don’t overload moving boxes, because they should be easily removable.
Shoes are usually problematic for packing, so you can just leave them in the original boxes and put them into medium-sized box. If you don’t have original boxes you can wrap each shoe and label it properly. It’s very important not to put anything heavy on top of shoes.
Plastic garbage bags can be used for packing linens, bedding and pillows. Provided that they are sealed, they are very convenient solution for packing similar items.
Make sure you ask your movers how to pack mirrors, pictures and frames. They will be able to give you some useful guidelines as well as special boxes for packing similar items.