Many people claim that the kitchen is the most difficult room to pack for a move but nobody considers bedrooms as a demanding room to handle. And that’s where Intermove Bosnia can help you given that bedrooms have their fair share of difficulty for moving and relocation. Because packing and moving the bedroom isn’t easy you should turn to our Intermove Bosnia advice and tips because our experience and our experts is our knowledge. Whether you are moving locally or to another country, you will need a strategy and exact moving plan on how to sort, pack and relocate your bedroom. We moved a number of the bedroom so for us that kind of move is a piece of cake. And when we in Intermove Bosnia are dealing with moving bedrooms we tent to done the work with the moto – Just because it isn’t easy doesn’t mean it will be impossible. So, pay close attention to our advice and you will stay in one piece and sane after dealing with your bedroom.
Begin with the bedrooms which you use the least-!
An average household uses the house that has at least two bedrooms and, usually, there are three or more bedrooms involved. So packing all of these rooms could be a huge challenge for the owners and also for the moving company. Since a lot of people aren’t financially capable of affording moving company services, they usually choose to do it yourself relocation instead of hiring a moving company. In such situations, the best advice that we can give you is to start packing one month before the move. What you should pack first are those items you use the least.
The first step for doing so is to start with the rooms you don’t use frequently, like guest rooms. You can take a great deal of stress off your shoulders simply by knowing that at least two out of four bedrooms in your house are packed. It goes without saying that you will leave the master bedroom and your kid’s room among the last rooms in the house to be packed. But even then, you could start getting rid of some items you have lying around and that is not in use for you.
Declutter your bedroom-!
Before packing the most important thing that you should do is to Go ahead and take a look around your bedroom and then your closet. Intermove Bosnia is willing to bet with you that there will be at least half a dozen items that you will spot right away that belong to a group of items that haven’t been used in over a year. That kind of item are not worth really bother with their packing and moving if you don’t use them?
Therefore you should have the task to sort your own clothing and other items and decide what should be moved and what left out. In order to get rid of unwanted items, you can organize, for example, a garage sale, or you can donate them. It’s really important to simplify the packing and moving process. Furthermore, the more items you give away, the less you will have to pack and to pay for packing material and transport.
That’s why we at Intermove Bosnia always advise our customers to declutter their homes before moving. This way, the entire relocation comes at a cheaper price as a lot of movers charge is based on the weight and the volume of the cargo. Not only will your relocation be cheaper but you will also be able to unpack more quickly and have a more functional bedroom after moving. So be smart and dedicate a day or two of your time to decluttering your bedroom and reap all the benefits afterward.
Asquire a couple of helpers-!
You could make packing of your bedroom a family event, and in that way, you could make fun. For that purpose make each family member a participant in the moving process. Even your children are able to sort some of the items in their room, like toys or clothes and decide what to keep and what to give away. Just make sure everyone knows what their part of the job is and there will be no confusion once the packing starts, and you will enjoy the packing process.
Hiring moving company-!
If you have hired professional moving company to assist you with the move, you can also require from them the service of dismantle and reassemble the furniture for you. It might cause some additional costs for you, but leave it to the professionals to handle this because it is safely and more reliable that way. They have more experience than you in those things, and with proper insurance, your belongings will be covered in case they get damaged. Please note that movers usually use their own protective wrapping material in order to avoid any possible damage so your items will be in secure hands.
After all, they are a lot of moving companies that can provide not only moving services but also additional ones like packing, unpacking, disassembling/assembling furniture, installing appliances. But be careful when you are picking one of them because not all moving companies are reliable like Intermove Bosnia is. And when you finally pick one company you can have the time, in a meanwhile, to take care of some other things that need to be sorted out.
But if you decide to disassemble furniture yourself do it before the moving day. Also, pay close attention while doing it, because wooden elements can be easily scratched or broken. Also, note that mattresses are supposed to be wrapped in a mattress bag and box that you can get from your moving company. Since the first room you have packed was the guest room, you can use it to store packed boxes and disassembled furniture.
Gather supplies for packing and moving the bedroom-!
Please note that in order to start packing your bedroom, you will first have to shop for packing supplies, and when it comes to this task, less is certainly not more. So don’t try to save money on supplies. To give you a head-start and a few items to put on your shopping list for packing and moving the bedroom, we suggest you look for the following items:
- Moving boxes in a couple of sizes
- Specialized moving boxes (hanging wardrobe boxes, mirror boxes, mattress boxes)
- Protective packaging materials (packing paper, moving blankets, air bubble foil)
- Miscellaneous supplies (packing tape and markers)
Pay attention to the packing supplies and boxes you use-!
Usually, cardboard boxes can be used for packing the clothing, but if there are some clothes that you don’t want to wrinkle, wardrobe boxes may be the best solution for you. You can either purchase them or rent them from your moving company. Wardrobe boxes are equipped with a metal or plastic bar so that you can move directly your hanging clothes from the closet to the box and vice versa when you reach the new place and start unpacking.
Also, we can advise you that if you start preparing for the move well in advance you may have enough time to make your own wardrobe boxes by inserting metal/plastic or wooden bar into the cardboard box. In that way, you will simplify the whole packing process. Curtains and drapes can be packed in wardrobe boxes. The other option is to fold them in paper and put them in a medium box. So, be creative and effective when using your boxes.
The proper way of packing-!
You need to be sure that you label each box properly so that you can handle them once you get to the new home and start unpacking. Also, good advice for the right way of packing is that you don’t overload your boxes, because they should be easily removable. Given that shoes are usually problematic when packing and moving the bedroom. So the best solution for you is that you can just leave them in the original boxes and put them into a medium-sized box. If you don’t have original boxes you can wrap each shoe and label it properly. It’s very important not to put anything heavy on top of shoes to keep your box from falling apart.
Also, plastic garbage bags can be very useful when packing because they can be used for packing linens, bedding, and pillows. Provided that they are sealed, they are a very convenient solution for packing similar items. Also, you need to make sure you ask your movers how to pack mirrors, pictures, and frames. They will be able to give you some useful guidelines as well as special boxes for packing similar items. So, feel free to contact Intermove Bosnia and we will try to help you in any kind of inquiry.
Wash clothing and linens before packing them-!
A lot of people forget to wash their clothing and linens simply because they find themselves running out of time. During a process as lengthy and complicated as relocation, that’s totally reasonable, but then you are stuck with the smelly clothes and linen. That’s why getting a head start is so important, as it leaves you with just enough time for doing everything. Remember the number one rule – starting the preparations 6 to 4 weeks before the moving date leaves you with just enough time for doing everything.
What to leave for the end-?
When thinking in terms of which items to leave for the end of your packing process, you don’t need to let the distance of your move be the determining factor. It really matters not whether you are moving abroad or relocating locally. For example, if you are moving with children, their toys should be in the last box to be packed and in the first one to be unpacked.
That’s because kids, and especially younger ones, will need to be entertained during the moving process. The last thing you need is to let them run around while your movers are carrying heavy moving boxes. That is a recipe for disaster. That would just be a safety hazard for everyone involved. Instead, keep them occupied by letting them play and by finding someone to supervise them. That should give you enough time and peace of mind to carry on with the packing and moving activities without worrying if something will be wrong.
It seems like there are a lot of rules and regulations to be followed when packing and moving the bedroom. While this process certainly won’t be easy, there is no reason why you couldn’t make it fun by involving your loved ones, delegate tasks according to seniority and watch your rooms quickly get packed. And, of course, make sure you have enough packing supplies and that you start on time. Otherwise, you could risk the wellbeing of your items, and we are sure that’s the last thing you want to do. Therefore, be smart and try to enjoy your upcoming move.
Roll on our Intermove friend-!