Packing Tips: Bedroom / Bathroom
Use Allied's bedroom packing tips to assist you packing any bedroom in the 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 bedrooms according to the least used bedrooms first, such as the guest
rooms. While you're packing the guest rooms, have your children 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.
Bedroom Packing Tips - Clothing
Wash, dry and iron, fold and/or hang all clothing prior to moving. You can hang
clothes you don't want to get wrinkled or crumpled in wardrobe boxes, including
suits, dresses, blouses, etc. Wardrobe cartons are tall moving boxes that have a
metal bar in the top of the carton so that you can hang your clothing, drapes, bedding,
etc. One carton will accommodate approximately 2 feet of compressed clothing.
Leave hats in hatboxes and place in larger cartons. Or, if you don't have hatboxes,
stuff the crown of each hat with crumpled tissue paper. Wrap the outside of the
hat with tissue paper and place in a tissue paper lined carton with the heavier
hats placed at the bottom. Don't include anything else in these boxes and label
the cartons "Fragile."
Bedroom Packing Tips - Jewelry
Empty all your drawers containing jewelry and set aside from the rest of the items
to be packed. You should carry your jewelry with you to guarantee its security throughout
the move process. Generally, jewelry is considered a non-transportable item due
to its high-value.
Bedroom Packing Tips - Mattresses & Pillows
Use mattress cartons or bags designed specifically for mattresses and box springs. Pack
pillows in your dresser drawers or in large cartons.
Bedroom Packing Tips - Clocks & 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.
Bedroom Packing Tips - Draperies & 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.
Bathroom Packing Tips - Toiletries
Aerosol hairspray, deodorant or other aerosol spray cans should be thrown away,
or you must take them with you. 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.
Bedroom and Bathroom Packing Tips - Bedding, Linens & 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.
Bedroom and Bathroom Packing Tips - Rugs
- 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 - you'll
get them back from the cleaners wrapped, rolled and ready for shipping.
- Area rugs should be loaded last and unloaded first so the furniture coming off the
truck can go right on the rug.
Bathroom and Bedroom Packing Tips from Allied
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 and safer transport of these items to your new residence.