How To Pack Every Room in Your Home for a Move

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Published Aug. 3, 2023
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Moving all your things to a new home can feel like a major undertaking. One way to make the project more manageable is to break it down room by room. Here’s a rundown of pretty much everything you’ll want to cover in each room as you pack for a move.

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  • Glasses.
  • Dishes.
  • Silverware.
  • Knives.
  • Pans.
  • Pots.
  • Refrigerator.
  • Range.
  • Appliances.

Dining Room

  • Table.
  • Chairs.
  • Rugs.
  • Glasses.
  • Art.

Living Room

  • Couch or sectional.
  • Chairs.
  • Coffee tables.
  • Entertainment center.
  • Media.


  • Bed frame.
  • Mattress.
  • Pillows.
  • Bedding.
  • Dresser.
  • Nightstand.
  • Clothes.
  • Jewelry.


  • Shampoo and conditioner.
  • Soap and body wash.
  • Face wash.
  • Lotion.
  • Toiletries.
  • Medication.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Brushes and combs.
  • Makeup.
  • Clippers.
  • Shower curtain.
  • Cleaning supplies.
  • Toilet brush.
  • Bath mat.

Laundry Room

  • Washing machine.
  • Dryer.
  • Iron.
  • Ironing board.
  • Detergent.

Home Office

  • Desk.
  • Chair.
  • Computer.
  • Office equipment and supplies.
  • Filing cabinets.
  • Art.
  • Lamps.
  • Documents.

Hobby Room

  • Toys.
  • Exercise equipment.
  • Crafts supplies.


  • Tools.
  • Storage boxes.
  • Bicycle.


  • Tools.
  • Patio furniture.
  • Hoses.
  • Sprinklers.
  • Rakes.
  • Shovels.
  • Grills.
  • Gardening supplies.


Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about packing for a move.


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