While it may seem like bedding is easy to pack, there is nothing worse than trying to make your bed at the end of a tiring moving day only to find your duvet is dusty. Fortunately, as experienced removalists, Perth based Emmanuel Transport has some tried and tested steps to ensure that your bedding arrives in good condition.
Wash and Dry
The first step before you can even think about packing your bedding away is to wash it and ensure it is thoroughly dry. How to accomplish this will vary, so you’ll need to refer to the cleaning instructions provided by your bedding manufacturer. It is worth checking these instructions in advance, as you may find that your duvet needs to be lined dried and you’ll need to allow plenty of time for this, as you don’t want to pack damp bedding.
Choose the Right Boxes
You’ll need to choose suitably sized boxes for all your bedding. Remember that while duvets can be folded or rolled, they will still require a very large box. Just bear in mind, that while the box may be overly large and awkward to handle, it will only be light, making it easier to carry.
This next step will take a little patience, but the end result will make your packing easier and more efficient. Proper packing will minimise the total volume of material you need to pack, so try to fold as efficiently as possible. Before you fold or roll your duvet, have a look at the plastic cover, to try to make your duvet easily fit. Even if you’re using the original plastic cover for your duvet, getting it in is likely to be a challenge, so do your best to fold it as tight as possible.
Put Your Bedding in Plastic Bags
This may require an additional pair of hands, as getting a duvet into even a large garbage bag can be a challenge. You’ll need to carefully manipulate the plastic bag around your folded or rolled duvet, so it doesn’t tear or rip. It is worth taking a little time to accomplish this, as rushing could lead to the duvet popping out of the plastic as soon as you try to put it in a box. Once you have the duvet and bedding in plastic bags, Perth removalists recommend you secure the opening to prevent dirt or dust getting in.
While you may want to keep your duvet in a large box alone, other bags of bedding can be used to cushion more delicate items and pad out half filled boxes. Boxes are at their most sturdy when they are properly filled, so any spaces can easily be packed out with a pillow or a bag of linens. Don’t forget to label your boxes, including which bedroom the bedding belongs to, to save confusion when you get to your new home. Make sure the boxes are loaded so that they are not under anything that could cause the box to crumple.
If you’re looking for removalists in Perth, you should speak to us. As experienced removalists, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help with any move, large or small. You’ll also find our team happy to answer any queries to help your move as stress free as possible.