Packing bedding and linens for a move is one of the easiest parts of the job. They are lightweight, malleable, and unbreakable. There are still some packing tips for these items that you’ll want to follow to ensure nothing gets damaged during the move. These tips will also help the first night in your new place go a lot smoother.
Bedding and Linen Packing Tips
Pack bedding and linens last
It’s best to hold off until packing your bedding and linens until the end for a couple of reasons. One, you’ll need to keep using a lot of them until moving day, especially your bedding. Two, these items work great for padding other boxes. Any surplus bedding, towels, and pillows you have that you don’t use on a daily basis will work great for protecting fragile items and filling in empty spaces in boxes to prevent shifting.
Protect linens with plastic bags
To protect your linens from dirt and moisture, wrap them in plastic trash bags before packing them in boxes. You could transfer them in the trash bags and skip the boxes, but the boxes offer an extra level of protection. Bags can easily get ripped, so taking the extra step of packing them in both will ensure the most protection for your linens.
To save space and protect these items, you could alternatively use space bags that suck all of the air out of the bags and linens to make them flat and much easier to pack.
Carefully fold them
While tossing linens into a box can be tempting to save time, especially since they aren’t breakable, you won’t be making the most of the space. Instead, carefully fold each item to be as flat as possible so you have optimum space in each box and won’t waste as many as you go.
Put some aside for the first night
Don’t forget to put aside some clean bedding, pillows, and towels for the first night in your new place. Clearly label the box so you know it should be set aside and it will be easy to find. After a long, tiring day of moving, it will be so nice to crawl into a fresh bed of clean linens.
Label and inventory everything
Besides just labeling the first night box, be sure to label and inventory every other box, too, so you know where to find anything you may need. You never know if you may need extra towels or bedding that first night. Instead of having to rummage through boxes to find what you need, all you’ll have to do is check your list and find the corresponding box.