When getting ready for a move, it can be tough to know where to begin. Before you even start packing a room, it’s best to organize it first. Knowing what to pack and what to leave behind will save you both time and money. The less you have to pack and take with you will save time in packing and unpacking. Kitchens and bedrooms tend to be the most time-consuming rooms to pack for a move. Knowing where to start will help with the often overwhelming feelings we can have when preparing for a move.
STEPS TO PACK UP YOUR BEDROOM:
Clean Your Room
Cleaning your bedroom will help with by getting things organized so you know where everything is. You can straighten and go through your things while cleaning.
Set Aside Unwanted Items
This is the perfect time to go through your items, clothing, furniture, accessories, and knick-knacks. Make piles of items you are taking, as well as items you are giving away or throwing out.
Collect Bins & Boxes of Multiple Sizes
Keep in mind you will need large boxes to pack your larger, lighter items such as your clothing, pillows, curtains, and bedding.
Pack Small Items First
Packing up any knick-knacks, picture frames, posters, books, movies and any other decorations will help get the small items out of your way and clear your space. Use plenty of bubble wrap and packing paper for the fragile items.
Check All Boxes and Bins for Labeling
Check that your fragile items are wrapped securely in tissue or wrapping paper and sealed with packing tape. Check that larger boxes are secured tight with packing tape. Label all boxes and bins with their contents and which room they belong in.
Make sure you have your packing supplies on hand before you get started: small, medium and large cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, tape, and markers for labeling. Your professional movers can supply any boxes or moving supplies that you need for an additional fee and can even pack up your items for you to save you time.