Packing is one of the most difficult parts of the move. As if moving was not hard enough… The everyday stress you have to endure when starting your moving process, and it will just continue to increase as the moving day draws near. One of the hardest things to pack is your furniture, your king-size bed to be more specific. When it comes to bulky furniture, you have to resort to professionals for the move, but you can do the packing process yourself. So, check up some moving companies Ontario, find the one that fits you most, and get packing. In this article, we will talk about how you should pack your king-size bed. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in!
Pack your king-size bed, is it worth it?
When it comes to furniture, most people say that the bed is their favorite piece. This is because everyone loves a piece of furniture meant purely for peace, rest, and relaxation. This is why the answer to this question is hard. Do you want to leave your trusty bed behind, and get another one for your new home? Does it qualify as residential junk you need to clean out? This a question that we have to look into several factors to answer. The first factor is whether it is worn out. This can be determined by how old it is, how often it was used, and the size of people using it. If you wake up stiff and you feel tired when you wake up, maybe it is time to get a new one. Another factor is whether it is damaged. If the matress has holes in it then it is time for a new one.
However, if your bed is in pristine condition, you should read the rest of the article carefully because we will talk about packing it for the move.
How to pack your king-size bed?
This is where it gets tricky. The king-size bed is one of the hardest things to pack and move because of its sheer size and weight. You need to go through some certain steps of disassembling the bed and getting packaging supplies Sudbury. These packing supplies include a couple of large moving boxes, moving blankets, plastic wrap, packing paper, and a mattress bag.
See if you keep your mattress bag somewhere in the basement or your attic. This will be of great help in the packing process because using original equipment is usually the best thing you can do. If you threw it away, worry not. There are many hardware stores in Toronto that deal with packing supplies. Other than the packing supplies, you will need some furniture dollies, moving straps, and ropes. Furthermore, you will need some basic household tools to disassemble the bed. So, let’s get down to the steps you need to take to get your bed ready for packing.
Remove the “peripheries”
The peripheries when it comes to your king-size bed means the blankets, pillows, sheets, and bed covers. Take them off the bed and pack them inside bags, and put them into a box. A single box should be enough for this because these items are soft. The pillows may be bulky and somewhat of an issue, but you can lightly press them with the rest of the “bed equipment”. In addition, make sure to slap a label on the box and write down the contents of the box in your inventory. A little organization can go a long way.
Remove the mattress
The next step in packing your king-size bed is removing the mattress. The mattress is a big and bulky item and it can be hard to lift and pack it on your own, so make sure to call some family members or friends to assist you in relocation. For this one, the best thing you can do is get a tall and thin box. Basically, a box that is in the shape of a mattress. Make sure not to bend the mattress while packing it as it can damage the inside structure of the springs. you can also wrap it in packing paper in order to avoid surface damage being done to it while moving.
Remove the drawers
You have a bed with drawers, you should remove them from the bed. A good idea if you are doing a local move is to wrap the drawers in packing paper and plastic wrap and transport them that way. However, this is not smart if you are moving long-distance because there may be some damage done to the things inside the drawers due to temperature changes. The most space-efficient thing you can do is to put the drawers back inside the bed when it is in the truck and then wrap it and pack it. However, this may not be smart because you will have to move the bed to the truck without any protection.
Disassemble the bed
See if you can disassemble the bed. This is the best thing you can do as it will reduce space it takes inside the moving truck. You will also be able to put everything more efficiently because the bed itself is a very bulky item if not disassembled. Take the instructions you used to assemble your bed when you bought it and follow them to disassemble correctly. Some of the things that are common to every bed, is that the headboard can probably be unscrewed from the mainframe. Then look for ways to disassemble the frame to make it easier to carry. If you cannot, pack everything in plastic wrap and then in moving blankets before putting it in moving boxes. Make sure that the boxes are filled to the brink. If they are not, add more moving blankets or foam nuggets.
And there you have it, how to pack your king-size bed like a pro! Good luck with your move!