When packing for relocation, sooner or later you will get to the bedroom, and when you do, you will need to know how to pack your bedding for the move. You will be glad to know that packing towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, and comforters are pretty simple, and except for a few minor specifics, that packing task is so easy that it will almost feel like you are taking a break from the tough job of packing your home for a move. This is why we have provided these 10 easy steps to pack bedding when moving to make the job even easier.
What packing materials you will need
When packing your bedding, the good news is that you will only need a few basic packing materials such as medium and large cardboard boxes, packing paper, plastic bags, packing tape, and a marker.
- Cardboard boxes: Remember that you will need big cardboard boxes when packing your pillows and comforters, and medium cardboard boxes when packing your blankets, towels, and sheets.
- Packing paper: One stack of soft white packing paper should be enough to line your moving boxes to serve as an additional layer of protection.
- Plastic bags: Plastic bags and covers will protect your linens and bedding from getting stained during the relocation. Also, plastic protects well against moisture which can damage all fabric items. Sturdy but clean garbage bags can be used for this.
- Packing tape: make sure you purchase high-quality packing tape.
- A marker: A permanent black marker is sufficient, you will not need any other colors to label your boxes.
What to know when packing bedding
Before we tell you a couple of excellent ways to pack, let’s first cover the three fundamental things you need to know to be more prepared for the job. In fact, once you are familiar with these 3 concepts when packing soft goods for a move, you will find that you have nothing to worry about.
- You will be glad to learn that packing your towels, pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters when moving will be one of the most straightforward tasks on your moving checklist. Bedding is lightweight, and definitely not fragile or breakable, so if you drop a pillow, all you need to do is pick it up and dust it off a bit.
- The packing tip you might find most surprising is to leave the packing of your bedding until the end. Blankets, towels, and sheets are excellent padding and wrapping materials, so unless you own expensive bedding, you are urged to use your bedding to wrap your other items in them. That is, to protect your other more fragile and easily breakable things. But if you have already packed all of your bedroom belongings before packing your fragile and delicate things, then you might have to unpack some of those containers in order to use the bedding as protective materials.
- It is no secret that your bedroom items such as pillows, quilts, and even some thicker blankets will take plenty of space inside the moving box. This is why you are going to have to frequently press down on your bedding to compress it by to force the trapped air out. When packing bedding for moving, it is essential to maximize the space inside your moving boxes.
How to pack your bedding for moving
The moment you have the necessary packing materials is the moment you can begin packing your bedding. While packing, you can choose to use plastic bags to provide some extra protection, or you can choose to apply that protection to the cardboard boxes. Both of these methods of packing are fine. Nevertheless, using protective plastic sheets does provide a higher level of protection.
Choose the right size of a box for each type of bedding that you plan to pack, medium boxes for sheets, linens, towels and heavier blankets, and large boxes for pillows, and lighter blankets.
Do not place extra cushioning inside the boxes because your soft goods do not need any protection against vibrations, shocks, or even direct hits during the move and it would be a waste of valuable space.
Pack bedding using plastic bags: Plastic covers will protect your bedding from dust and especially from moisture. Before packing your bedding into the box, slip them into plastic bags and use small pieces of tape to hold these wrappings in place.
Pack bedding without plastic bags: Your bedding still needs to be kept safe during the relocation, this time you may decide to protect them indirectly. Line the boxes with one layer of big sheets of packing paper by putting them carefully on the bottom and along the sides of the box. This way, your bedding will remain clean all the way to its destination.
Packing comforters when moving: Fold your duvet neatly, put it in a plastic bag that is large enough for it or line the box with packing paper, and then move it into the biggest box you have available. Press down hard on the comforter to compress it and make room for your other beddings.
Packing pillows for moving: Pillows are great padding and cushioning materials, and you should consider using them to fill in any remaining empty spaces in boxes that are holding your fragile and breakable items such as glasses, plates, etc. If you would rather pack your pillows with the rest of your beddings, arrange them above the comforter and press them down to compact them as much as you can.
Pack blankets when moving: You might have heard just how useful furniture blankets are as protective materials during a move. Fortunately, your home blankets can serve as these too. They serve as excellent padding and cushioning materials. To store them with the rest of your beddings, fold your blankets, stack them and transfer them into a medium-sized box that has already been lined with packing paper.
Packing towels and sheets when moving: You can save money on bubble wrap by deciding to wrap delicate and highly breakable belongings in your blankets and towels. Bed sheets can serve as better space-fillers than wrapping paper. Fold, stack, and arrange your towels and sheets into medium cardboard boxes if your fragile items are already well-protected.
Put a final sheet of packing paper on the top when you are done packing the box with bedding, then close its flaps and seal the box with packing tape.
Label the boxes: Instead of writing ”bedding” on a moving container, mark the destination room ”bedroom”, and then what the specific items packed inside the box are. This way, you will know exactly which boxes to unpack to set up the beds after you arrive and which ones to unpack at a later stage.
When packing bedding, you may wish to use these 10 easy steps to pack bedding when moving to maximize the storage space inside your boxes by reducing the volume of your pillows and blankets. If you are ready to begin your interstate move, then get in touch with one of our representatives at Flat Price Movers and Auto Transport who will be at your disposal throughout the whole move and will help you with anything that you may need.