Let’s face it – the mere idea of boxing up your lifelong belongings doesn’t seem like an appealing task at all. Although moving is an exciting prospect, its organization is one of the most dreaded and frustrating activities. At first it may seem that packing and moving a bedroom is a no-brainer, but don’t jump to conclusions just yet.
Stick to our practical pieces of advice so as to avoid bad decisions during the upcoming move. From our experience, one bad moving decision may lead to another, which may result in a disastrous overall moving experience.
As your bedroom contains both large and fragile items, a unique packing strategy in place will allow you to navigate smoothly through the packing process. Since you will have to pack more than just one bedroom, consider making and sticking to a moving timeline.
By now you’ve probably heard about different room-by-room packing checklists. As each room has its unique nature and requirements in terms of packing, the best would be to create a customized plan of action. Remember that when and how you approach your packing task is very important. Therefore, an early start will allow you enough time to get adequate packing supplies and obtain free moving boxes from different sources.
Not to mention that you won’t rush into choosing the most suitable local or long-distance moving company. If you are lucky to get a recommendation from a friend, the prospect of hiring a mover will be over in no time. Otherwise, researching, interviewing, reading online moving reviews and getting moving estimates may take quite some time.
Moving a bedroom – where to start?
Not so surprisingly, when it comes to the packing timeline, bedrooms are usually packed up last since we are using them until the very moving day. But, when the time comes, here’s a suggestion on how to approach this task.
Pack and move only what you use regularly
Whether you are dealing with a residential or an office relocation, you should know that clutter is your worst enemy. First and foremost, make an inventory list of the all bedroom items, so as to better understand how much moving a bedroom will cost you eventually.
If your king-size bed is going to be hauled up and down a flight of stairs, you are likely to incur additional moving costs. With that in mind, try to be honest with yourself when deciding what you will be using at your new place. Transporting certain items turns out to be more expensive than purchasing the new ones after the move, so take your time to decide on the items to part with.
Inexpensive and easily replaceable items definitely shouldn’t be part of your moving load. But, the good news is that you can give a new life to the items you no longer need by donating, giving away or selling them. Surely there are people who may put those items to good use. Also, do not forget to be gentle with the environment while packing and moving. By implementing eco-friendly relocation principles you will reduce a negative impact on the environment.
Packing clothes and linens
You closet may present you with some unexpected challenges when it comes to packing. No matter how hard letting go can be for you, purge your wardrobe ruthlessly when about to move your bedroom. Stock up on different types of cardboard boxes as well as specialty wardrobe boxes.
In order to take the best care of your hanging clothes make use of wardrobe moving boxes which are equipped with a bar across the top. Also, since bedding and linens are susceptible to moisture and mold, the best would be to put them in plastic bags and then in cardboard boxes. Also, use mattress covers to protect your expensive mattresses from dirt during the transportation.
Once you’re done, label each box according to the content and final destination. Add extra instructions for the boxes that require special handling. Bedrooms are usually packed up last and unpacked first, so make sure you can easily access the box with the bedding once you reach a new home late at night.
How to pack furniture when moving a bedroom
As it turns out, your furniture will be better off if handled by professional movers and packers. While your strong friends and volunteers may help you with heavy lifting and hauling, taking some pieces apart will significantly ease the process.
It’s good to remember that full-service movers will take care of each aspect of the move, including the packing stage. So, if hiring them makes sense for your budget, do not hesitate to enlist professional assistance for the upcoming move. As they’ve done it hundreds of times before, disassembling, packing, protecting and hauling your furniture won’t be a problem for them.
But, in case you end up disassembling your furniture on your own, make sure to take pictures of each step. You will find those guidelines helpful when you start reassembling your furniture in the new home. Also, make use of quality packing materials like bubble wrap, plastic wrap, furniture blankets and sealing tape to protect your furniture properly. In addition to that, a furniture dolly is arguably the most convenient tool for taking large furniture pieces from the house to the moving truck.
Handling fragile bedroom items
When moving fragile items you will definitely want to have appropriate supplies and tools to keep your valuables intact. Pieces of artwork, frames, mirrors, lamps require special attention and utmost care. Luckily, your movers can offer special crating for paintings and mirrors to keep them safe during the move. When it comes to moving your valuables, antiques and collectibles, consider getting an appropriate moving insurance just in case. Even if you entrust your move to the most reputable moving company, accidents do happen.
As you can see, packing and moving a bedroom has multiple stages to take care of. Nevertheless, it’s a fairly straight-forward process if you come up with the right approach.