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Everyone who takes upon the task of the residential move will, sooner or later, meet with the chore of packing the bedroom. This means that people in question will have to pack blankets and bedsheets, amongst other things. Now, the ones who have hired the best movers in Manhattan won’t have to worry about this obligation. However, that is not to say that the rest will deal with some unimaginable hardship. If you are already dealing with the packing of your whole home, packing blankets and bedsheets will seem like a true break from hard work. Now, of course, as you might have guessed, there are a few specifics you ought to be mindful of in order to ensure the best possible outcome. So, the best first move you can make is to read the following text and get familiar with the method of packing blankets and bedsheets for relocation.

The materials you will need to pack blankets and bedsheets

The first great news about this whole ordeal is that you won’t need much packing materials to get it done. Packing bedding for a move requires only but a few basic packing items. Make sure that you have medium and large cardboard boxes, some packing paper, plastic bags, a toll of packing tape, and a permanent marker.

A man carrying boxes
You won’t get much use from smaller boxes since your sheets will find it hard to fit.

Let us further elaborate:

  • Cardboard boxes. When it comes to packing your bedroom, you will need large boxes for lighter and more voluminous items, such as pillows and comforters. Medium boxes are for blankets, towels, and sheets.
  • Packing paper. This might have come as a surprise. After all, items can’t get much softer than blankets and pillows. A situation where they break could be regarded more of a miracle than a misfortune. Although it does serve as an added layer of protection, in this case, packing paper does not serve as breakage protection. You will find further explanation down below.
  • Plastic bags. These are great for long-distance moves and especially storage units. Plastic bags and covers do an amazing job in protecting your linens and bedding from getting soiled. In addition, plastic protects well against moisture – the arch-enemy of all fabric items. Now, you don’t have to go all out when looking for plastic bags. Sturdy, yet clean garbage bags will do just fine.
  • Packing tape. This is no shocker item. Just as for the rest of your moving boxes, you want to get the good-quality packing tape, so as to ensure there are no unplanned openings.
  • A marker. This little fella will help you label the boxes. The black marker will suffice unless you want to make your move that much more colorful.

How to pack blankets and bedsheets?

Ah, the main act at last. The moment you have acquired all of the above, you can step into action. During the packing itself, know that you can choose to use plastic bags as extra protection, or you can opt for placing that additional protection to the cardboard boxes instead. Both methods deserve their own praise. However, using protective plastic sheets does offer a higher level of protection for your belongings.

A plastic umbrella
As demonstrated many times, through many occasions, plastic is great for keeping the moisture out.

Now, let’s get to the initial steps you should follow in order to pack blankets and bedsheets:

  1. Divide your boxes by size so that you have medium ones for sheets, linens, and heavier blankets, while the larger boxes are for comforters, pillows and lighter and fluffier blankets.
  2. Restrain from placing extra cushioning inside the boxes, as it will result in the loss of precious space. As we have already established, your soft belongings do not need the protection against vibrations, shocks, or even direct hits during the road.
  3. If you opted for plastic bags, make sure to put the bedding items inside them, before putting them in the box. Use tape and hold the wrappings in place. This will protect your fabric items from dust and especially from moisture.
  4. Packing your blankets and bedsheets without plastic bags does not exclude the need for added protection. So, instead of protecting the directly, you are now choosing to do so in an indirect way. Line the boxes with a single layer of large sheets of packing paper. Place them carefully on the bottom and up along the sides. This will ensure your bedding is clean until it reaches its destination.

The packing itself

When packing blankets, simply fold them, as neatly as you can, stack them, and transfer into a medium-sized box. If you have a blanket that holds no particular value, you can even use it as a protective material for your other belongings. It is truly an indispensable material when it comes to padding and cushioning. 

A cat peaking through blankets.
In order to pack blankets in bedsheets, you can consider using it as cushioning material.

When it comes to the sheets, the method is rather similar. You can consider using the advantage of their protective abilities, and even save some money that way. Instead of using bubble paper, wrap your delicate items with thick towels and bedsheets. They can also serve well as fillers. For the sheets that have greater quality, fold, stack, and arrange them into a medium cardboard box.

After all the bedding is laid in the allocated boxes, make sure to place one final sheet of packing paper on the top. You would then close the flaps and seal the box with tape. This will prevent any dust and debris from falling in. Finish this process by using your marker pen to label the boxes. Make sure to write ‘bedroom’, as well as the items that the box contains. It helps with the unpacking.

Now you know how to pack blankets and bedsheets. We believe that even the moving companies NYC would be proud of your knowledge. Feel free to start packing right away and have a nice trip to your new home.

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011