How To Pack Decor Items for Moving
Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but the thought of packing up your beloved home decor and other decorative items can be overwhelming, especially after you have emptied all the drawers and closets.
Keep reading to learn a few tips and techniques to keep your fragile and beloved knick-knacks protected and ready to pack for moving day.
Begin by evaluating each decor item’s value and the emotional connection you have with it. Per the KonMari method, keep only those things that speak to the heart and discard items that no longer spark joy.
Be honest with yourself and let go of items that are no longer significant. Decluttering can bring a sense of fresh beginnings and lightness.
Categorizing & Organizing
Once you have decided which items will bring joy and color to your new home, it’s time to categorize and organize them. The main categories could be based on their fragility, size, or theme.
Consider using storage containers or even resealable bags to keep your knick-knacks organized within each category. For example, small resealable bags are perfect for keeping trinkets like earrings, buttons, or keychains together. You can also repurpose egg cartons or use cardboard dividers to separate fragile items within a box.
Packing Materials Required
After you sort out your treasure trove of knick-knacks, you should gather the materials you’ll need for packing the items. You’ll need sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, tape, and markers.
Chances are, you have a collection of figurines or idols that must be packed. For these items, you can use packing paper. Place each item on a sheet of this type of paper and roll it up, tucking the paper in as you go. This will provide a protective layer around the knick-knacks.
For smaller items like jacks, army men, or other trinkets, you can use plastic bags before wrapping them up. The plastic bag will keep them organized and prevent them from getting tangled or lost.
Once you have bagged the smaller items, place them in a box or carton. Use packing paper to pad the box and ensure a snug fit.
These are valuable items that need extra care and, thus, additional steps.
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