How to Pack a House

Packing Guides for Every Room of Your House

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If you need one resource to get your home packed and moved, this is it. Find out how to pack each room step by step.

  • 01 of 07

    Pack and Move the Kitchen

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    If you're preparing or planning to move, you're already aware that the kitchen will need to be sorted, organized and packed. For me, the kitchen is the most daunting room in the house, simply because there just so much stuff and much of it is fragile and awkward to pack. So, to make your move go a little more smoothly, we've collected the top 8 guides to packing and moving the kitchen, so you won't feel so overwhelmed by all the things you need to do.

  • 02 of 07

    Pack and Move the Bedroom

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    Whenever it's time to move, there are two rooms in the house that I want to avoid moving; the kitchen and the bedroom. Now, the bedroom may seem pretty easy to pack and move, I think it's the closets and drawers that make me cringe - all those hidden places where I've buried clothes that I can't fit into, shoes that I no longer wear and things that I thought I'd gotten rid of a long time ago.

    So, if you're like me, packing the bedroom one step at a time is the only way I can manage. Check out these tips for getting the job done. You'll feel better when it's organized and packed and you finally find a new home for that black dress that no longer fits and that horrible green sweater that your Aunt gave you for Christmas ten years ago.

  • 03 of 07

    Pack and Move the Living Room

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    Packing the living room or family room can seem a little overwhelming with so many different items, sizes and shapes to pack, and also because you're family will still be using the space right up until the moment the moving truck arrives.

    By following these tips and steps in packing the living room, however, you'll find you have the electronics, vases, lamps and furniture prepared and packed and ready to move in no time.

  • 04 of 07

    Pack and Move a Home Office

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    If your house is anything like ours, the home office often becomes the place where household items are temporarily stored, like the extra books and back issues of magazines that don't fit anywhere else. Soon, the office starts looking more like the inside of a storage locker than a place where work is conducted.

    To get this space organized and ready for moving, there are a few steps you can take so this task doesn't seem so overwhelming. Check out this guide to preparing your home office, including sorting your records and files.

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  • 05 of 07

    Pack and Move the Bathroom

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    Even though the bathroom may be the smallest room in the house, it's the place that requires a lot of patience as you go through each drawer, bin and shower caddy to decide what to pack or dispose of.

    To help you decide what to pack and what not to pack, including what to do with all those expired and half-empty bottles of pills, check out this guide to sorting and packing your bathroom.

  • 06 of 07

    Pack and Move the Dining Room

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    The dining room is one of the easier rooms to move depending on how much stuff you have; however, there are some items that will require extra special care, including chandeliers, crystal, and fine china. Use this handy guide to packing the dining room, and you'll be sure to enjoy that chandelier and fine china in your new home.

  • 07 of 07

    Pack and Move the Garage

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    The garage always seems to be the last space people pack - maybe it's because it appears to be the easiest, with large pieces of equipment that don't always need to be boxed up. But the garage is also a storage area; the place where everything that you don't want in the house is laid to rest, including that old vacuum cleaner, broken lawn furniture, and Aunt Georgina's garden gnome collection.

    So, to prepare the garage for moving, check out these tips to getting the job done. After all, the more you sort and pack now, the more time and energy you'll save at your new home. Plus, you won't be scrambling to find the tools you need to reassemble the bed or kitchen table. Now, isn't that worth it?