Every Room Has Its Own Unique Issue to Consider When You’re Packing
To start 2023, we’re sharing packing tips for each room of the house. If you’ve ever moved from one place to another before, you know how cumbersome packing is. While packing like items together (i.e. electronics or books) is common, a room-by-room approach is best. Why? The bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room, dining room, and other areas each have unique issues and challenges. At Red’s Moving, Inc., we can help you with packing and crating items ourselves. However, if you’d rather take care of packing yourself, consider following these tips.
Keep Liquids Separate from Your Kitchen and Bathroom Towels
When packing up the kitchen, you’ll need to defrost the refrigerator at least 48 hours prior to moving.
Be sure to pack kitchen dishes carefully; we recommend wrapping them in bubble wrap. Get sectioned boxes from liquor stores to use for your glasses. Tape paper or bubble wrap around dry goods and seasonings. Also, be sure to pack jars containing spices or food on the bottom.
Pack bathroom toiletries together, and make sure to have easy access to them. The bathroom is likely to be the first room you unpack. Pack towels, toilet paper, tissues, and other non-liquids in one box for each bathroom your new home has. Both the kitchen and bathroom usually have liquid items and towels; make sure to pack them separately.
Roll Up Rugs and Secure Electronics from the Bedroom and Living Room
Roll up rugs in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms; secure them in plastic or use rope.
To pack the dining room chairs, remove the chair legs. Place them in boxes with the nails/casters in a plastic bag. Don’t forget to label the bag “dining room chair legs’ components.” Whether in the bedroom or living room, secure artwork, mirrors, TVs, and computer screens with a blanket. Unscrew any bases, if applicable. Tape the screws and base to the back of the screen. Keep electronic components organized by taping the HDMI, audio auxiliary, and power cables plus remote controls to each electronic component. Remove bulbs and lampshades from lamps in the dining room, living room, and bedroom. Store them in boxes, and use bubble wrap
Additional Packing Tips for the Laundry Room, Shed, and Moving Truck
- Throw away laundry detergents and fabric softener.
- Use hampers/baskets as moving boxes.
- Pack tools in a tool chest, except for saws or hammers.
- Wrap saws and hammers in towels and pack them in boxes.
- Pack lawn furniture cushions in trash bags; save your boxes for sturdier items.
- Secure furniture in the moving truck before boxes.
Get additional information on moving services when you call Red’s Moving, Inc. at (207) 784-8766 or 1-800-476-6175. Like and follow us on Facebook for company updates. We’d be happy to share more packing tips for each room of the house.