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How Many Boxes Are Needed To Pack Up A 4-Bedroom House?

When you finally decide that you have to move and pack up your 4 bedroom house, you’ll be hit with a wall of realization. There is just so much to do. The amount of things we tend to collect over the years, especially in a large house is astounding. Once you sit down and start planning the removal, you will be faced with various decisions to make – which packers and movers to hire, fixing the right moving date, getting the right boxes for moving, etc. Moving a large house means that you need the right number of boxes for moving and a professional setup.

Why are moving boxes so important for a removal

  • There is a lot of variety in moving boxes so that different types of items are moved safely and separately. There are also many moving box sizes that cater to items of different dimensions.
  • Moving boxes are great for ensuring the safety of your belongings. They are extremely effective for moving fragile items such as crockery, glassware, ceramics, etc. 
  • Moving boxes are also great for storing and moving electronics such as kitchen appliances and televisions. These electronics are moved in specially padded moving boxes that keep them safe and intact.
  • Moving boxes can help you keep things organized and categorized properly so that the unpacking becomes much easier. All you have to do is label them properly.
  • Moving boxes are easily available at the local stores and via online marketplaces as well.

Packing a 4-bedroom house

To move a 4-bedroom house, an average of around 75-100 boxes are ideally required. Let’s dive into more details to help you pack and move a 4-bedroom house efficiently:

Packing the bedrooms

Packing the bedrooms

To pack the four bedrooms, you’ll need to prepared with the following supplies:

  • Around 10-12 large moving boxes.
  • 15 medium and small moving boxes.
  • Bubble wrap and packing sheets.
  • Furniture blankets.
  • Foam corners.
  • Packing tape.
  • Packing peanuts.

All the above items are necessary to properly pack all your four bedrooms. In order to be efficient and quick about it, you can follow the tips belows:

  • Start by disassembling the beds if they can be. Call in a carpenter or a handyman to help you out. Once the beds are disassembled into planks, you can stack them like books on a shelf – side by side. Use a large moving box to store these parts. If they do not fit in these boxes, make sure that you tie them up together and then add a layer of bubble wrap.
  • Unplug electronic and electrical fitting such as table lamps and ceiling fans. Wrap them in bubble wrap as well to keep them safe.
  • Fill the empty spaces in the moving boxes with packing peanuts so that they don’t move during the transit.
  • For sofa-cum-beds, small couches, ottomans, etc., make sure that you cover them up with furniture blankets. If they have corners that can be chipped, cover them with foam wrappers.
  • For wardrobes and beds with storage spaces below them that slide in and out, tie them up with ropes so that they don’t open inside the truck. Empty these storages before packing them otherwise, they will get really heavy and things can break inside them.
  • Dressing tables and other furniture with mirrors or glass pieces should be covered with a double layer of bubble wrap. It is always better to stay on the safe side here. Not only does it ruin your beautiful furniture, but broken glass or mirrors can also be a safety hazard.
  • Reinforce each box with tape at the base.

Packing your kitchen

Packing your kitchen

The biggest thing to keep in mind while packing and moving your kitchen and your pantry is to ensure the safety of your electrical appliances. They are expensive, prone to physical damage, and hard to move around. Your fridge and your dishwasher are especially the trickiest. To move your kitchen efficiently, just make sure that you:

  • Have an ample number of packing supplies. For a kitchen and a pantry, around 15 medium-sized boxes would suffice. They are mainly used to keep small to medium items like crockery and cutlery.
  • To ensure that your drinking glasses are safe, separate each of them using cardboard rectangles. Fill the boxes with newspaper or peanuts to keep them still during the move.
  • Just like your wardrobe, tie the door of your fridge and wrap it with double and triple layers of packing sheets and bubble wrap. Coil the main wire and tape it to the back of the fridge before you wrap the entire appliance with plastic.
  • For smaller appliances such as microwaves, mixers, and juicers, you can simply use medium-sized boxes. Make sure that you fortify the base of these boxes with extra moving tape. Again, filling the empty spaces with packing peanuts is a good idea so get plenty of that.

The living room

The living room

The living room is the last one of the big and challenging rooms in your 4-bedroom house. Of course, packing your washroom and outdoors is tricky at times, but they usually don’t have heavy furniture in them. Also, living rooms tend to be the first rooms to be re-furnished at the new house. Questions like how to pack books for moving and how many boxes you need to pack your entire living room are answered below:

  • For books, use small boxes. They are more sturdy and can hold a lot of weight. Again, tape the base to make them stronger.
  • Make sure that the books are kept away from water and other items that can spoil them or ruin them.
  • For heavy furniture in the living room, follow the same rule as you did for your bed. Foam corners are a must for large sofas and coffee tables.
  • For tables that have glass tops, make sure that it is properly layered with plastic sheets so that no breakage occurs.

All in all, around 10 small boxes, 10 medium boxes, and 5 large boxes would be enough to move your living room. After all, you won’t be moving your heavy furniture in a moving box!

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