How to Sort, Pack, and Move Your Bedroom When Moving House

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When packing and moving the bedroom, start by sorting and packing the least used bedrooms first, such as guest rooms or spare rooms. These rooms, once packed, can also act as a place to store packed boxes and dismantled furniture.

These guides will help you stay organized while you move your bedroom, including moving heavy furniture and ensuring that children's rooms are properly packed. 

  • 01 of 08

    How to Sort Through Your Stuff

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    Before you start packing, it's a good idea to sort through your stuff, so you don't move things that you don't need and have never really used. Not only will it save you time in packing and unpacking, but it will also save you money; the more stuff you have to move, the more expensive it will be. This is particularly true for people who are moving to another city, across the state, or across the country. 

  • 02 of 08

    The Bedroom Closet

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    The closet is the one space in the house that we tend to forget both what's inside and how much time it will take to pack it all. Every day you're probably adding to its contents, then quickly closing the door, so things tend to collect and become disorganized. Moving provides the perfect excuse to throw open that door and unveil exactly what you've been keeping in there.

    Roll up those sleeves and get ready to sort, pack, and move everything in your bedroom closets. 

  • 03 of 08

    Moving Furniture

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    Moving furniture requires a little extra care, simply because most furniture pieces are large and can't be packed in a box. Find out how to properly move furniture, so it arrives at your new home without any nicks or scratches.

  • 04 of 08

    A Child's Room

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    Moving with kids is always a little challenging. Depending on their age, most children don't want to leave their home and schools behind, so they are usually hesitant to move. To help kids move, the trick is to get them involved in the move itself, and that includes having them pack their own bedrooms.

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  • 05 of 08


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    Make sure your bed is properly protected and moved with care.  Make sure to prepare your mattress properly so that it can be moved safely, potentially on the top of your car (but only if absolutely necessary).

  • 06 of 08


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    While lamps seem easy enough to move, they're extremely fragile and sensitive to bumps and breaks. To help ensure your bedroom lamps arrive at your home in one piece, there are specific steps you can take to properly protect them before you load them on the moving truck. 

  • 07 of 08

    Lamp Shades

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    While the lamp itself is susceptible to damage during a move, the shade is even more fragile and can often arrive at the new space with dents and smudges. No matter which room in the house you're packing, make sure you take extra care when packing your lampshades. 

  • 08 of 08

    Pictures and Frames

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    If you have a lot of pictures and frames to move, you'll need to take some time to ensure that both the glass and frame are properly protected from bumps and scrapes.