Canadians consider moving one of life's most stressful experiences. It's true that moving can be a hassle, but the reward, in the end, is a new home that you love.
If you're moving out soon, you're likely already feeling the pressure. Even packing up a room is stressful! We're here to offer some advice.
Keep reading to learn all about packing up a room the right way.
Start By Decluttering
Decluttering and getting rid of things you don't need serve several purposes when it comes to packing your bedroom and moving out.
First, it will let you start the cleaning process. When you leave your current home, you want to make sure that you're leaving it in tip-top condition, especially if you're leaving a rental and you want your deposit back.
When you declutter, you're starting the cleaning process early. It may even allow you to hire a professional cleaner before you're completely done packing, which is helpful if you're on a tight schedule.
Decluttering also makes the move easier. The fewer things you have to move, the better. Bedrooms are full of items that we no longer use in our day-to-day lives, so get rid of them.
Unused clothing, old paperwork, trinkets, and even some furniture can be donated or thrown away to make the move easier. When it comes to furniture, try to gauge which items would be easier and cheaper to buy after your move. Some furniture items may even be too large or too small for your new place, so it makes sense to get rid of them.
Conquer the Closet
For most people, the closet is going to be the biggest challenge to pack. We often forget about all of the things we've stashed away in there over the years.
You can start packing up your closet weeks in advance. Pack clothing that you don't need for the current season and store it in a box until you're ready to move. This will make the rest of the packing process easier.
If you have a lot of clothing, consider using a vacuum sealer to maximize space.
Pack a Bag of Essentials
When you're packing up your bedroom, don't forget that there are a few things you'll need during your trip and during your first day at your new place. Even if this is a local move, you may not want to go through the effort of unpacking right away.
Pack at least a few outfits, your basic toiletries, and potentially even a set of sheets for your first day. This way, you can be comfortable.
Tips for Packing Fragile Items
If you have fragile items in your bedroom, you want to make sure that you pack them well, so they stay safe during the move.
We recommend wrapping your fragile items with packing paper or bubble wrap to cushion them. You can also pack fragile items between clothes or linens for extra protection (and this can also help you save space).
Moving Out? Pack Your Bedroom the Right Way
A bedroom move-out doesn't have to be complicated. You can easily pack your bedroom in a single day if you're diligent but starting early is always best.