If you’re preparing to move, the most stressful part of the preparations is probably packing everything up. Your bedroom, in particular, can be a hassle to pack, since it likely contains all your clothing as well as a variety of furniture. But with the right strategies, you can streamline the process of packing your bedroom to make it as stress-free as possible. Here are six easy steps to follow to pack up your bedroom efficiently:
Before you do anything else, the Spruce recommends going through everything in your bedroom, especially clothing, and sorting it into piles of things to keep and things that can be tossed. This will not only save you the time you’d spend later obsessing over individual items but will also save you money.
2. Sell Your Furniture
Bedroom furniture, such as chairs, tables, and dressers, can make moving difficult and expensive. If you have furniture you do not want anymore, sell it. Have a yard sale or (if applicable) visit antique dealers before moving day. Alternatively, you could sell things through Craigslist or Letgo. This can make you some extra cash while also making your move easier and less expensive.
3. Schedule a Garbage Haul
To cut down on time spent throwing out the garbage, old mattresses or bedsheets, and other unwanted items, order a garbage haul to have the disposal taken care of for you. If money is tight, you can also drive to the dump yourself if you don’t have too many items.
4. Use a ‘One Year Rule’
When deciding what to keep and what to save from your bedroom, often clothing is what gives people the most pause. If you’re having trouble deciding, ask yourself if you’ve worn the item in the past year. If not, chances are you don’t need it, and it can go into the pile of clothes that you’ll trash or donate.
5. Get Help from Friends
No matter how well-organized you are, packing up the entire bedroom by yourself can be daunting. If you have friends or family in the area, who might be willing to help you pack, ask them for help. Not only will it make the packing process go twice as fast, but you’ll also feel less stress with extra support. If needed, you can also call in professional help from some of Orlando’s best movers and packers.
6. Bigger Items First
Larger pieces of furniture, as well as items like mattresses or computers, are going to take up the most space, so figure out how you’ll be moving them first. When it comes time to pack the moving van, find places for the bulkiest items first, and if necessary, temporarily place large items in a storage unit. Once you’ve figured out how to move the bigger items, move to smaller items.