When it comes to packing your bedding for a move, we recommend tackling one bedroom at a time. It is best practice to use separate boxes for each bedroom to keep things neat and tidy. This will also make things easier when it comes to time to unpack at the new home.
What You Will Need:
Packing Pillows For Moving House
Pillows come in all shapes, sizes and weight so there are many different ways you can pack your pillows. You can pack them into large moving boxes, plastic moving bags or if they are small enough then you can even place them in your chest of drawers or bureau. If you are packing your pillows into moving boxes, then follow these steps.
- Use large moving boxes for your pillows as they will take up a lot of room.
- Line each box with clean packing paper to keep your pillows nice and clean.
- Place the pillows from each bedroom into their own separate box.
- Place a sheet of clean packing paper on top of the pillows before sealing the box shut.
- Seal the box with tape.
- Clearly label each box with the name of the bedroom the pillows came from e.g. master bedroom pillows.
Space Saving Way To Pack Quilts And Duvets
Quilts and duvets are big and bulky and can be a nuisance to pack. It may be tempting to just throw your quilt into the back of your car or moving truck, but this is unhygienic and may cause rips in the quilt if there are sharp objects in the way.
The easiest way to pack your quilts is in the original packaging they came in. If you no longer have the original bag, don’t worry as there are still other ways you can pack your quilt for moving.
Quilts and duvets can easily be compressed into large moving boxes. Be sure to line the box with a piece of cleaning packing paper before placing your quilt into the box. Don’t forget to place a piece of packing paper over the top as well before sealing the box shut to prevent moisture and dirt.
The best way we found to pack a quilt for moving is to use space saving vacuum storage bags. Vacuum storage bags help compress your quilt so it is compact and easy to move.
- Get the appropriate size vacuum bag for the size of your quilt because you don’t want to try and force your quilt into a bag that is too small. You also want to opt for the cube or tote sized bags rather than the flat bags.
- Fold your quilt so it can neatly be placed inside the vacuum bag.
- Making sure the valve is facing upwards, open up the zipper and place your quilt inside the bag.
- Close the zipper making sure to go over it a few times to make sure it is airtight.
- Run your finger along the zipper track to make sure it is completely sealed.
- Twist open the valve, place the vacuum hose into the valve and turn on the vacuum cleaner. You will see the vacuum sucking out all the air inside the bag and watch your quilt slowly shrink in size.
- Once all the air has been sucked out, turn off your vacuum cleaner and put the lid back onto the valve.
- Now your quilt is ready to be placed into boxes, suitcases or straight into the car.
The Best Way To Pack Bedsheets
We recommend you pack each bedrooms’ bed sheets into their own separate boxes. For example; you should have one box for the master bedroom, one box for the spare bedroom, one box for the third bedroom and one box for the fourth bedroom. If each bed only has a few sets of bed sheets, then you may only need a small moving box. Otherwise, you can use a large moving box for each room and also place the pillows, blankets and quilts into the same box as the bed sheets if it all fits.
A great hack to keeping all the parts of a bed sheet set together is to place the fitted sheet, flat sheet and any additional pillow cases all into one of the pillowcase that comes with the set. This is also a great way to store your sets of bedding in the linen closet so you know all the parts are together in a neat little bundle.
- Place the fitted sheet, flat sheet and any additional pillow cases into one of the pillow cases so it is in a compact bundle.
- Line the moving box with clean packing paper.
- Place each compact bed sheet bundle into the moving box.
- If you are packing blankets or pillows into the same place, place a clean piece of packing paper between each item as a divider.
- Put a piece of clean packing paper on top of the items once you have finished packing the box.
- Seal the box shut with tape.
- Clearly label the box with the owner’s name and bedroom it came from e.g. Sarah’s bedding from bedroom 2. This will also help your professional removalist company to place the boxes in the correct rooms at the new home.