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Moving to your new home and redecorating it
might get you all excited and thrilled, but the thought of moving your
belongings from your old home may just be a killjoy. One of the most important
and precious places in your house would be your bedroom; that’s probably where
you spend most of your time. And let’s not forget all your personal and
precious items stored in your bedroom like your lamp, books, wardrobe, picture
frames, etc. Decluttering your bedroom and moving all your things can be really
tedious and a big challenge.
Don’t know where to start and how to go about it? We have a detailed guide right here that can help you to sort and pack your bedroom. So let’s just get started and try to make your moving a pleasing and stress-free experience.
CALCULATE MY MOVE
It’s important that you first declutter and sort things in your room before getting started with packing your things. That’s why you’ll need to have an idea of what exactly you want to take with you to your new home, and so, you’ll have to start prioritizing your belongings. Here’s how you can make your sorting process stress-free and easy:
The first thing you need to do is make an inventory of your bedroom. You can either do it in your book or on your phone. An inventory will help you understand how many things you possess, their usage, and worth. So if you haven’t made an inventory yet, it’s time you get started right away. You’ll have to include each and every item you possess on your inventory checklist like the item description, usage, date, time and cost of purchase, current market value, etc. One of the perks of having an inventory checklist is that it will help you when you need insurance for your items like jewelry, antiques, valuables, etc. from your moving company.
See also: How to Perform an Home Inventory when Moving
To give you an insight into what all things should be
included in your bedroom inventory, here’s an example you can refer to for
making your inventory checklist:
You can use a spreadsheet or any other apps like Sortly,
Memento Database, etc. for making an inventory. If you want to do it the
old-fashioned way, just grab a pen and paper and get started with your
The above inventory list is just an example to show you how
organized it should be as it gives you an idea of how many items can be taken
along with you and which have to be discarded. Don’t forget to have an extra
copy of your inventory list as a backup in case you lose the original one or
mistakenly delete it.
Make sure you click pictures of your items or record videos
so that you have proof of your items being in a good condition before they
leave your home. It will definitely help you get insurance from your moving
company if at all your items get damaged during the move. You can also add your
bills and receipts to your inventory checklist and make it more detailed and
After you’ve made your bedroom inventory, you’ll get an
approximate idea of all of your possessions. Now there will be things you have
not used for a very long time or which no longer can be used. Just go through
your inventory and list down all such things that you wouldn’t want to take
along with you. One of the best ways to declutter wanted stuff is by donating
your things. You can either check the orphanages, old age homes, or women
centers in your area or get in touch with various organizations online, like
Transparent Hands, YWCA, etc.
Some of your items like bulbs, old chairs, tables, etc. may
still be in a good condition. You can organize a yard sale outside your house
and sell various items which are in good working condition. That way you get
rid of unwanted stuff and you can use the money for your moving expenses like
gas, moving company charges, renting materials, etc.
If you decide to take up the job of sorting your bedroom on
your own, there are chances that you may find yourself entangled in the
curtains. So many things can go wrong, your things may break, your room may
become a mess, making it all the more difficult to declutter and pack your
things for moving.
That’s why it’s good if you hire movers to help you carry
out the job or seek help from friends and relatives in case yours is a DIY
move. In both cases, you can reduce the burden on your shoulders and your
moving can be fun with reliable people around you. Regardless of whether you’re
hiring movers to help you or seeking help from your friends, you have to inform
them in advance to confirm their availability.
Now that you have decluttered your room of unwanted items,
it’s time you start packing your things. Just make sure you have all your
essential packing supplies right next to you. In case you get confused about
the quantity, just go through your inventory list and then depending on your
items, purchase your supplies. Here’s everything you’ll need to safely pack and
move your entire bedroom for a move:
To help you get an idea of the number of packing supplies
you’ll be needing, here are some estimates of supplies to pack and move one
in mind that these are just the rough estimates to pack a single bedroom. Your
number of packing supplies will depend on the size of your bedroom and the
number of items to be moved. That’s why we recommend making a bedroom inventory
as it will help you get an idea of how much packing material you’ll be needing
for your move. You can also ask your moving company and check if they offer
Your furniture is one of the most important and delicate
things you’ll have to take care of when you’re moving. Moving the furniture
will need extra care and special handling as any slight mistake may cause it to
break or have scratches. That’s why we suggest you first take care of packing
all your valuable and delicate items like furniture and then pack the other
Some of your most important furniture like your bed, table,
chairs, etc. can be really expensive and since these are essential items, you
may want to move them to your new home. Moving the furniture is not an easy
task and so you may need the help of professional movers or some extra helping
hands to pack and move it safely.
Start by disassembling the different parts of your furniture
like drawers, nuts, screws, bolts, etc. and make sure you clean each and every
part. After you’ve disassembled your furniture you need to pack each part
separately. Whether it’s your bed or study table, make sure you secure the
furniture with the help of moving blankets. Make sure that the legs of your
chair or bed are wrapped properly.
After wrapping the furniture in a moving blanket, use a stretch wrap or shrink wrap to cover it entirely as an added layer of protection and secure it with packing tape. We recommend seeking help from professional movers who have experience in handling delicate furniture for moving.
Also See: Ways for Moving a Queen Size Bed
When you open your closet and remove your clothes, you might
come across so many garments you don’t use anymore. So make sure you have
decluttered the closet of every garment you aren’t using by donating it to
someone in need. You’ll need large wardrobe boxes to accommodate all your
Make sure all your clothes are properly washed before you
start packing them. If you don’t have wardrobe boxes, you can use garbage bags
or large moving boxes to accommodate all your clothes. If you’re using large
moving boxes, make sure you first fold your clothes and then keep them in the
For a DIY move, garbage bags can be your best option as
they’re cost-effective and you can keep the clothes along with the hangers.
Just make sure you make a small hole in the bag at the top through which you
have access to the neck of your hanger. Don’t forget to secure your bags or
boxes with packing tape and label them.
If you want to pack your shoes and other footwear, it’s best
if you use their original boxes. Otherwise small or medium-sized boxes will do,
just make sure you make a soft cushioning at the bottom of the box using
crumpled paper or bubble wrap. Then wrap your shoes in a plain packing paper or
bubble wrap and place them in the box. Finally, seal the box with packing tape
and don’t forget to label it.
Your bedroom is your most comfortable and personal space in the house and that’s probably where you safely keep your jewelry and other valuable items. First and foremost make sure that you’ve listed down every single piece of jewelry and valuable item you possess on your inventory. Since these items are precious, we recommend you pack them yourself instead of asking your movers to do the job. Rather than boxing them up with other items, you should pack these valuables separately in a ziplock bag or a handbag.
Make sure you carry your jewelry with you rather than
keeping it with other items in the moving truck. Speaking of other valuable
items like your legal documents, housing papers, driving licenses, property
papers, office folders, etc., you should keep them separately in a large
folder. You can purchase large folders for accommodating these important documents
from Amazon or any other local stationery store. Make sure that just like your
jewelry, this folder is kept in a different handbag that you always have on
Lamps and lampshades are also fragile and delicate items that need careful handling while packing and moving. Make sure that you first dismantle your lamp and then pack it. First and foremost, clean the lamp with a clean cloth and make sure that you have disconnected the lamp before packing it. The smaller parts of the lamp can be packed in a ziplock or garbage bag and sealed with packing tape.
You can wrap the lampshade with plain packing paper or
bubble wrap. The other parts of the lamp like the harp, bulb, lamp stand, or
base can be packed in a separate box. Grab a medium-sized box depending on the
size of your shade and place some bubble wrap or crumpled paper at the bottom
to create a soft base. Wrap the lampshade in bubble wrap and place it in the box.
Fill in the empty gaps with crumpled paper or packing peanuts. Finally, seal
the box with packing tape and label it with the title ‘Extra Care’. That way
your movers will handle it with care while loading it onto the moving truck.
Make sure you wash all your blankets, bedsheets, and pillowcases before you start packing them. The ones which you aren’t using can be donated or can come to your aid as packing supplies, especially to create a soft cushioning for your items in your moving boxes. You can use medium or large-sized boxes or garbage bags to pack your bedding. If you run out of moving boxes, you can also use any waterproof bins that you already possess. Otherwise, garbage bags can be your best option as they are cost-effective and can accommodate a lot of items. Just make sure you don’t forget to seal your boxes or bags with packing tape and label them.
Also See: Cost of Moving Bed
The mirrors, picture frames, paintings, and wall art pieces in your bedroom may be some of your most precious and priceless possessions. That’s why you’ll need special mirrors or art pack boxes to accommodate such fragile items.
Firstly, use corrugated cardboard pieces or bubble wrap to
secure the corners of your mirrors or frames. Next, use plain packing paper or
bubble wrap to wrap all your mirrors and art pieces and secure them with
packing tape. You can place some bubble wrap at the base and sides of your art
moving box so that there’s no room for the painting to move inside the box. Keep
the painting or mirror in the box vertically and seal it with packing tape with
the label ‘Handle With Care.’
The other small items in your bedroom like your small
accessories, books, hats, CDs, pots, trays, etc. can be accommodated in small
moving boxes. You can wrap these small items with packing paper or bubble wrap
and place them in your moving boxes. Don’t forget to prepare your moving boxes
by securing the base with crumpled paper and sealing the box using packing
Your bedroom is one of the most important places you need to
declutter when you’re moving. Whether it’s packing all your stuff in your room
or bidding your room a final goodbye before your move, moving can get pretty
overwhelming. But with proper planning and help, you can surely break the
stereotype of moves being stressful and make it a peaceful and enjoyable
experience for yourself. If you’ve read our detailed guide, you’re all set to
pack and move your bedroom, we wish you a very successful move!
What Order Should I Pack My Room?
As a rule of thumb, you should pack those rooms which have
belongings that you hardly use – like your garage or basement. After that, you
can start with packing your living room. Keep the kitchen, bathroom, and
bedroom for last as you’ll need to use these rooms until the very last moment.
The same goes for kids’ rooms as packing these rooms early might stress them
out, especially if your kids are young.
How Can I Pack My Room Fast?
Always start packing your things well in advance before your
moving day. Remember to purchase your packing supplies beforehand and seek help
from movers or friends to help you with packing. That way, you’ll finish
packing faster than you anticipated.
How Long Does It Take To Pack A Five Bedroom House?
The time to pack a five-bedroom house will depend on the size of your house and the number of items to be moved. It would take around 7 to 8 days to pack a five-bedroom house. But if you have movers or friends involved in packing and moving your five-bedroom house, it will definitely help save time.
See also: Cheap Long Distance Moving Companies Near You | How to Take Apart and Pack a Bed Frame for Moving
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