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What to Know About Packing Linens, Pillows, Curtains, and Towels

Linens, pillows, curtains, and towels aren't breakable, so many people give little thought to how they pack these household essentials during a residential relocation. However, the packing process is vital for many reasons and packing the right way matters. If you're packing these items incorrectly, you could have very cumbersome, difficult-to-deal-with boxes and other associated problems.

Below we've listed ideal ways to pack your linens, pillows, curtains, and towels.

Use Medium Sized Boxes

Linens, blankets, towels, and curtains seem lightweight when on a bed or hanging from a window, but they can become quite heavy once they're folded up and stacked. Avoid packing these items into large boxes, as the boxes can quickly become heavier and unmanageable. Instead, keep these items in small or medium-sized boxes to help control their weight.

Avoid Over-Stuffing the Box

It's easy to overstuff a box when packing it with linens. An overstuffed box full of linens and pillows might become rounded on the top or the bottom, making the box dangerous to stack. Keep the items below the box's upper threshold while it's opened, and when the box is closed, be sure it closes easily. If the carton doesn't close easily, then remove a few items.

Pack Them Last

You'll need accessible pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels until the day of your relocation. Pack these items last, or close to last, to ensure you still have access to these things before your relocation takes place. You will likely need some of these items when you arrive at your new home. So, pack the necessary items in your essentials box so you can reach them when you need them.

Fold Items Whenever Possible

It's tempting to throw your linens, towels, blankets, and more into boxes without folding them. However, balling up these materials can take up more space and make the unpacking process more difficult. Fold items whenever possible.

Pack Everything Away Clean

Avoid the temptation to dig items out of your dirty clothes hamper to pack them away. Instead, run them through the washing machine before putting them in boxes. Fold the items carefully after they come out of the washing machine and dryer, then put them straight in the box to be packed and taken to your new home.

Downsize Before Packing

Decluttering before packing is an excellent way to avoid added moving fees and taking too much to your new home. For example, if you have extra towels or blankets, sort through them and take the items you don't need to a shelter or a donation center. Give yourself plenty of time for downsizing, as this can take substantial time. The more time you have to eliminate unnecessary stuff before packing, the less you'll have to bring to your new home. That makes your job easier!

Find the Right Moving Company

The best way to take care of your things during a move is to hire a company that will move your items carefully. Hire the best movers for the job — contact us for a quote for your upcoming relocation.