If you've decided to downgrade to a smaller home with one less bedroom, then you've got to think about what you're going to do with all the extra stuff in your current additional bedroom. Storage may be a good idea if you intend to use a couple of items in the future, or even if you plan on giving it to your children when needed. Here are some steps to help you pack an entire bedroom for storage.
Sort Out Items Want To Keep And Discard
Before you get into packing your bedroom items, you should first sort out the items you want to keep and discard. This will help you get rid of unwanted items while ensuring that the ones you do want are properly packed for the self-storage unit. For example, if you intend to keep your bed but want to get rid of the dressing table, now is the time to do it. Similarly, if you want to get rid of old mirrors, lamps and wardrobe boxes, you can do it before packing everything for storage. Not only will you spring clean your bedroom, but you'll also ensure that only essential items are sent to storage — saving you time and money in the process.
Disassemble The Big Items To Fit Into Smaller Spaces
If you don't want to end up paying a fortune for storage, you should ideally disassemble big items like beds, drawer chests, wardrobes and side tables. This allows you to break down every item and put them into smaller boxes so you don't have to pay more to invest in massive storage units. Most of these big items can be disassembled and placed in boxes, which makes it easier to transport and unload into the storage unit. Make sure you label every box so you know exactly what you're unpacking when the time comes.
Place Fragile Bedroom Pieces Separately
Many people make the mistake of packing everything together — even the fragile items — only to deal with broken pieces when the boxes have been opened. Fragile bedroom pieces like mirrors, lampshades, televisions and pictures should be treated with utmost care and pre-packed individually before being placed into boxes. Make sure you label and stamp the boxes as fragile so you know exactly what is in them. These items should always sit on top of other items and not below in the storage unit so that they don't end up getting crushed.