Packing Tips: Bedroom / Bathroom
Berger Allied Moving & Storage’s bedroom packing tips will assist you with packing any bedroom in your home, from the nursery to the master bedroom. We also include many bathroom packing tips here to ensure you pack your toiletries and bathroom accessories in the safest, most efficient way possible.
Packing Tips for the Bedroom
Pack the least used bedrooms first, such as the guest rooms. While you’re packing the guest rooms, if you have children, allow them to set aside the toys, books or games they want to take with them. You can also enlist them to pack up their rooms in cartons you provide for them. Let them decorate their own cartons with colorful stickers and markers to make the packing process fun.
Hanging clothing from closets can be left on hangers and placed in wardrobe cartons. You may want to consider purchasing several of these special cartons from your moving company. One will hold about two feet of compressed clothing on hangers; figure in more cartons if wrinkles are a concern. If wardrobe cartons are not used, each garment should be removed from its hangers, folded and placed in a suitcase or a carton lined with clean paper.
Hats may be left in hatboxes and placed in large cartons, or stuff the crown of each hat with crumpled tissue paper, wrap tissue loosely around the outside and place in a carton lined with clean paper, with the heavier hats at the bottom. Don’t pack anything else with hats. Label the carton “FRAGILE”.
Valuables such as fine jewelry should be removed from drawers and never packed with your household goods. They will be most secure if they remain in your possession. If you have an extensive high-value collection, consider a third party service that specializes in transporting jewelry.
Mattresses and Pillows
Use mattress cartons or bags designed specifically for mattresses and box springs. Pack pillows in your dresser drawers or in large cartons.
Clocks and Mirrors
Use special mirror cartons to pack glass mirrors. If your mirrors are exceptionally heavy, we recommend you look into custom crating services. Ask your personal relocation consultant about crating services.
Draperies and Curtains
Use wardrobe cartons to hang curtains and drapes. Fold lengthwise, place over a padded hanger, pin onto the padded hanger and hang in the carton. If you prefer to fold these items, place them in cartons lined with paper or plastic wrap.
Aerosol hairspray, deodorant, or other aerosol spray cans should be thrown away. If you choose to keep them, you must take them with you in your car. Tape other plastic bottles shut and wrap to prevent any leaks. Pack these items in small cartons, but be sure that none of these items are considered non-transportable.
Packing Tips for the Bedroom and Bathroom
Bedding, Linens and Towels
- Wash, dry and fold your bedding and linens before packing.
- Bedding, tablecloths, towels and other linens should be folded and stored in large plastic bags, then packed into cartons lined with paper.
- Roll area rugs and pack them in paper-lined containers. Or, you can ask to have your rugs stretch-wrapped for transit.
- We advise having your area rugs professionally cleaned before your move because you’ll get them back from the cleaners wrapped and rolled. This makes them ready for transport.
- Area rugs should be loaded last and unloaded first. This way, furniture coming off the truck can go directly on the rug.
Use the above tips to properly and safely pack your bedroom and bathroom. Utilizing these tips when packing the bedrooms in your home will ensure a more efficient, secure packing experience. It will also provide you with a safer transport of these items to your new residence.Click here to schedule your free in-home estimate!