How To Pack Your Bedroom For Moving House

Have you recently made the decision to move to a new house? Then congratulations on the beginning of this new chapter in your life! These are exciting times, but before you can start enjoying this new adventure, you’ll need to complete a few tasks before it can become a reality.

One of these tasks is packing up your belongings. For success and efficiency, you should start with rooms that you don’t use everyday or have non-priority items, such as your garage, attic, storage spaces, or living room. By comparison, your bedroom will probably be the last to be packed since you use it daily. So how do you pack your bedroom? Here are a few tips to make packing your bedroom go smoothly.

How To Pack Your Bedroom For Moving House

Divide up your bedroom into parts

If you have a lot of items in your bedroom, it might seem overwhelming to pack everything. But just as in packing your entire house, where you go through each room one by one, it helps to divide your room into different parts as well.

These parts could be, but are not limited to:

  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Bedding, linen, and clothing
  • Other furniture

Each of these areas will require different packing times and techniques. Dividing up your room like this will make it easy to visualise the smaller tasks involved with packing up your bedroom. Breaking it down will also make it less overwhelming and help you stay focused.

Sort and decide on what you’ll keep

If you’re looking for packing tips online, you’ve probably come across the term “decluttering” so many times that you’ve grown sick of it. But the truth is that decluttering really is important when moving house! Get rid of things that you don’t absolutely need so that you don’t have to pack as much.

Go through your room and categorize your items as Keep, Discard, Sell, or Donate. When you look at an item, ask yourself when was the last time you’ve used it and will you use it at your new home. You’ll need to be very strict in your selections – this is especially important when going through your closet!

Not only will decluttering save you time and hassle when packing, it’ll also reduce your moving costs since movers determine their prices on the volume of your items.

Don’t leave your bed till last

Packing up your bed takes more time than you might think so be sure to allow enough time to do it before you move. You might have to sleep on an air mattress or in sleeping bags during the last few days in your hold house. However, this is all so that you can ensure that your bed is packed and ready for your new place.

Remove the duvet, sheets, pillows, and pillowcases and pack these in their separate bags. Next, remove the mattress and cover it with a polyethylene film for protection. After, dismantle the bed frame.

Keep parts of similar size and shape together, and put all nuts, bolts and screws in a safe, secured, and sealed bag. Also, use bubble wrap to protect any parts you think might need it, such as the headboard. Finally, keep all the bed parts together in 1 or 2 boxes so that setting up your bed is easy.

Use bedding and linen as packing materials

When packing your items, you’ll need certain materials to protect your items in their boxes and bags. However, these packing materials, such as wrapping paper and bubble wrap cost money and aren’t the most environmentally-friendly option. Instead, make use of what you already own.

Your bedding, linen, and clothing are fantastic substitutes. If you have items such as decorative accessories, lamps, and various knick-knacks, use your soft furnishings as protection. This is a great way to both maximise packing efficiency and minimise damage to your prized possessions.

Label everything

You might think that labelling everything is excessive. However, once you see the stacks of boxes loaded into your removal van, you’ll understand why labels are absolutely necessary. Labels help you keep track of which items are in each box, as well as where they are meant to go.

If you have a lot of items in your bedroom, you’ll need to label the contents of each box. This way, the movers will know where to offlead each box and you’ll have a much easier time unpacking.

Don’t forget to write “FRAGILE” on any box that contains breakable bedroom items, such as lamps, vases, and statuettes. With proper labels, you’ll keep track of the contents of each box. Also, labelling takes almost no time and will help your move go smoothly.

How To Pack Your Bedroom For Moving House

Do you have any other tips for packing up your bedroom for moving house?
Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
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  1. 13/03/2018 / 4:53 pm

    Great suggestions! I definitely agree with labeling. The last time we moved, hopefully the last time ever, I thought I made sure to do everything right. I labeled every box for which room it went into at the new house. The problem was, as you know, I had to go through 11 boxes to finally find the silverware then another 4 to find the coffee pot etc What a pita!

  2. 13/03/2018 / 9:56 pm

    I love your suggestion of not leaving the bed for last and just using an air mattress or sleeping bags for the last few nights. I’ve always left the bed until last before and I usually regret it because it really does take quite a bit of time and effort to get it broken down and packed away.
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  3. 13/03/2018 / 11:01 pm

    It’s been a long time since I last moved but these are great tips. It’s really important to have a system that you can follow so you won’t miss anything. It’s also very important to label things as you go.

  4. 14/03/2018 / 1:43 am

    Great tips, we just moved for the second time in 3 years and my bedroom is always one of the hardest rooms to pack.

  5. 14/03/2018 / 11:50 am

    These are really great tips, and I would know! I’ve moved house more times than I can count. But I agree, labelling is SO important. It can be difficult packing to move house, especially when you cant pack everything as you might need it before you go!
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  6. Victoria Heckstall
    14/03/2018 / 12:15 pm

    Moving is really a hard thing to do. This is a great idea for those who are planning to move in.

  7. 14/03/2018 / 7:25 pm

    When moving, I always take the opportunity to go through all the items to see if they’re just cluttering things or if they’re truly needed. It makes it nice for moving when you organize things!

  8. 14/03/2018 / 8:20 pm

    Thats such a good idea to use bedding as packing materials! I didn’t do this when I moved but wish I did xxx

  9. 14/03/2018 / 9:25 pm

    Could’ve done with this, my wife would’ve appreciated more effort in careful packing on my part. I hate moving.

  10. Rosey
    15/03/2018 / 12:16 am

    Good tip on getting the bed packed early. It seems like they would be simple to get up and take down, but it really does take some time.

  11. 15/03/2018 / 12:48 pm

    Good tips, we moved last February into our current flat and using bed sheets etc helped save us a fortune in packing materials.

  12. Fatima
    15/03/2018 / 7:34 pm

    I’ve had the chance moving the house 4 times in the last 3 years, and not only internally but internationally too! I moved from Dubai to the UK and then again moved from the North East of England to the South East. These are some great tips!

  13. 15/03/2018 / 9:23 pm

    The last time we moved, we paid extra and got the removal men to do the packing. Trust me it’s worth its weight in gold. I’m turning into a terrible hoarder. I can’t seem to part with anything.

  14. 16/03/2018 / 12:55 am

    I’ve actually found that purchasing mattress covers from Uhaul or a moving company helps keep the mattresses from getting dirty better than linens. Another tip that helps is leave your clothes in the dresser and don’t take your clothes in the closet off the hangers. Either use your suitcases to place them in, the wardrobe boxes or just fold them over and lay them in a large box. It makes it quicker to unpack.

  15. 17/03/2018 / 12:05 am

    Wow, Such a great idea and really perfect for me, We’re moving next week. Glad that you share this

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