A Mover’s Guide to Packing Your Bed Linens

By their very nature, bed linens are among the less challenging things in your home to pack. But, even though they aren’t delicate like your fine china, it’s still essential to take care when packing them for your household move

It’s essential to take measures to control their weight and bulkiness and protect them from harmful elements. If you’re packing your home for an upcoming relocation, these tips can help.

Use Medium-to-Large Boxes

Bed linens are surprisingly heavy and bulky when piled together in one spot. Linens placed in a box together can be challenging to move, especially if the box is too big. At the same time, you’d need quite a few small boxes to house all the bed linens in your home. When packing your linens, choose boxes that are medium to large. Look for boxes that are large enough to fit more than one set of linens at a time but not so large that you have a hard time lifting the box when filled with sheets and blankets.

Control Weight With Pillows

Does it seem like the box you’re packing is getting to be a little too heavy? Fill the rest of the space in the box with a light-weight pillow. These snuggly household items tend to be less dense than other linens and, therefore, less weighty.

Pack Linens One Room At a Time

Pack all the linens for your master bedroom in one box, the linens for your child’s room in another box, and linens for your guest room in a third box, etc. Packing your linens room-by-room makes the unpacking process more manageable, especially if the linens are kept in the room where they’re used.

Line the Boxes with Packing Paper

Line the linens box with packing paper to prevent insects and moisture from damaging your sheets and blankets. Once you place the last linen in the box, put a piece of packing paper over the top of the box before closing it up.

Label the Boxes

Label the boxes indicating what they contain. Include the person’s name to whom the linens belong and what kind of linens are in the box. Precise and accurate labeling is essential if you’re planning to dig your linens out of the box quickly after moving so you can set up your bed that first night.

Use the Same Procedure For Towels

Use the same procedure to pack towels as you used to pack linens. Divide the towels up by the bathrooms you will use them in or by color if that is important to you. Label the boxes correctly, and use packing paper to protect the towels while they’re in the box.

Get Help From a Reputable Moving Company

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8 Important Steps When Packing for a Move

Packing for a move is complex and involves many steps. If you’ve never moved before or are relatively inexperienced with moving, this checklist can help you through the process. Here are some suggestions.

1. Make a Game Plan

How much time will it take you to pack? What will you pack first, second, third, and so on? Which family members will help, and what will be their roles? Will you be hiring a full-service mover, or will you be packing your items on your own? Talk with family members to decide what will work for everyone. Once you’ve got a plan in place, you can get started with the packing process.

2. Buy Packing Materials

If you’re going to complete the packing on your own, buy packing materials to keep this process moving. Keep more packing materials on hand than you anticipate needing – you’ll probably need them. It’s beneficial to have extra markers, scissors, and packing tape to cut back on time spent hunting for the ones that go lost. Buy any specialized boxes you anticipate needing – like dish pack kits for your plates or wardrobe boxes for your clothes.

3. Learn How to Pack Properly

Packing is an art. If you’re not working with a full-service mover, you’ll want to know what these movers do to make packing easy. For example, place some crumpled paper on each carton’s bottom so that you create a cushion for the items you put inside. Fill empty spaces with crumpled paper to prevent things in the boxes from moving around.

Place delicate items inside their own small boxes, then put those boxes into a larger single box. Don’t overstuff boxes so that the lids must bend around the things inside.

4. Pack Seasonal Items First

Plan to pack seasonal items that you aren’t currently using and other things you don’t regularly use before packing them. Don’t pack up the items you use a lot until you’re close to the end of the packing process.

5. Declutter

Decluttering helps you organize your belongings and eliminate things you don’t need anymore. Sort through your items before packing and discard things that you won’t use in your new home. Rehoming trinkets from your junk drawer will help give you a fresh start in your new home.

6. Set Aside Restricted Items

Your movers will have a list of items that cannot be packed, like cleaning products and aerosols. Know what you can and what you can’t put in the moving truck, then set those items aside.

7. Follow Packing Best Practices

When you’re packing, follow these packing best practices.

  • Pack sharp items like knives and skewers on their own. Cover the pointed ends to prevent them from puncturing the box.
  • If deconstructing something to pack it, keep the screws and pieces with the item in a labeled plastic baggie
  • Wind up cords on electronics, then secure the cable to the item.

8. Make Unloading Easy

Label each moving box according to where it will go in your new home, then tape signs on the doors of each room at your new home to make unloading easier.

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