Packing a nursery for an interstate move

Even though you’re moving far away, packing a nursery for an interstate move doesn’t need to be hard! With a little bit of preparation, supplies, and the help of the best movers in Brooklyn NY, everything will be a lot easier. Read more to learn how to prepare for packing, so that the move will be smooth both for you and your children!

Make sure to prepare properly and do your research

When dealing with an interstate move, proper research is one of the most important things you can do! This way you will be ready to tackle any challenges you might face in the process. Packing for a vacation with a child is already hard enough. Imagine having to pack all of their belongings! That’s why one of the first things you should research is the services best long distance movers Brooklyn has to offer. With a capable team of professionals with years of experience in the field under their belt, you will pack everything easier, including your children’s nursery.

Kids playing while mom is packing a nursery for an interstate move
Packing a nursery for an interstate move will be much easier if you have someone to look after the kids.

At the same time, research your childcare options for the moving day. You will prepare for moving much better if you know your kids are safe and accounted for when movers arrive! That being said, make sure you’re not packing everything last minute, as there’s a chance you will forget something!

Declutter the nursery first

Kids grow up so fast, and this is especially the case when it comes to little kids and babies. Over time, parents tend to accumulate a lot of clothes that children already outgrew, without even noticing. The same goes for toys children no longer play with. That’s why it is a good idea to declutter the room before packing, and long before you look into packing services offered by interstate moving companies NYC citizens recommend.

Boxes for clothes
Make sure to separate all clothes and items you wish to keep, donate or throw away in different areas.

Start by making three piles. One will be for the items you will keep and pack. The second one should contain all of the items that are ripped and damaged. As for the last pile, it should contain items you wish to sell or donate. Baby things can be quite expensive, so when your baby outgrows them, giving them to friends or family or even strangers in need is a nice thing to do. Of course, you can also sell those items and earn some money.

Pack the clothes

The next step is packing the clothes. For your own items and things, you can go with any average cardboard box. But when it comes to your kids, especially if they are really young, it is best to find sterile crates and bags. Of course, you can also pack them in the regular ones on the condition that you wash everything before unpacking them. If you don’t have the time and patience to wash everything, then new and clean boxes are the best. This way you won’t risk any health problems arising.

Pack toys

After packing the clothes and moving boxes NYC movers will turn their attention to the rest of the room. And that is also the step you should take if you decide to pack alone. The next item on your agenda should be packing the toys. It is best to pack them in the original boxes they came with. But of course, not everyone keeps those. So using the average boxes also comes in handy. However, keep in mind all tiny toys such as legos should be placed in ziplock bags and sealed, before placing them in any box.

Pack the cradle

After you finish with clothes and toys, some bigger items come into the picture, and one of those items is the cradle. Sometimes it may be best to pack it in one peace. But of course, often the movers won’t have enough room for it on the moving truck, So after you hire any of the long distance moving companies NYC has to offer, ask them about how much room you have to work with. If you don’t have enough room to place it in one piece, you need to disassemble it. That being said, if you ever need advice on how to do this you can ask your movers for advice. Or even look up online for a detailed step to step guide.

Parents kissing over the crib
Keep in mind that everything is easier when you work together!

If you don’t have enough room to place it in one piece, you need to disassemble it. That being said, if you ever need advice on how to do this you can ask your movers for advice. Or even look up online for a detailed step to step guide.

Label everything

We can’t express enough how important labels are when moving. People often forget the impact they have on moving, especially when moving in and unpacking. For example, they will be a big help when placing items in the moving truck as movers will get a fair idea about the items inside. At the same time when moving in they will know what box goes in what room. And if that wasn’t enough you will also know what box to unpack first or last. There are many different types of labels you can choose from, and they are one of the best ways to get organized when moving.

Make an essential bag

If your kid is still small there will be some items they will need throughout the move. So when you finish packing a nursery for an interstate move, make sure you also make an essential bag. This bag should contain all of the important items your baby might need. For example diapers, a fresh set of clothes, some toys, wet wipes, and so on. This way you won’t need to pause the move and look through boxes, or go and buy more items.