How Often Should You Change Everything in your Bedroom?

A bedroom

Even though it seems as though we are always on the go, we actually spend around 1/3 of our lives in bed. Our beds and bedrooms are our sanctuaries. How well or how bad we sleep affects our entire lives – everything from general happiness to emotional and physical health and well-being. So, it goes without saying that we should give this room a lot of love. And, sometimes, that means changing everything inside. But, how often should you change everything in your bedroom? That is a good question! The answer may vary depending on the items in it. Namely, different things have different life spans! With that said, we are here to help you take care of your bedroom and everything you have inside. Keep on reading to find out more.

Pillows 

How often you need to change everything in your bedroom. The National Health Foundation will tell you to change your pillows every two years. Pillow sellers selling all kinds of pillows on the market will tell you to change them every five to ten years. But, if you ask us, we will tell you that you should change your pillows as soon as you notice that they are losing their support and comfort as sleeping on those can be extremely bad for your head, neck, and spine.

Moreover, you should replace your pillows whenever you notice stains or dirt on them. They can be extremely dangerous for people who have allergies or asthma. To prevent all these health risks from happening, our advice is to wash your pillowcases and covers every week, wash your pillows every six months, and change everything every three years.

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Little girls jumping on the bed wearing their white cotton Amelia dress.

Sheets 

We lay directly on our sheets, and because of that, they start to accumulate sweat, oils, dead skin cells, hairs, etc. Of course, all of this can be fixed, and our sheets can look and feel brand new as long as we wash them regularly – once a week. However, we cannot do this forever. Sheets, too, have a life span – around two years. Sheets of greater quality can last even longer if you take care of them properly. But, at the end of the day, how often you should replace your sheets depends on their look – if they look thinned out and scratchy, it is time to buy new ones. Luckily, they are not as expensive as all bedroom items mentioned before, so replacing them should not be a problem.

A woman lounging on her bed
Decorate your bed with embroidered boudoir pillow covers and bolsters to keep you supported and comfortable while lounging in bed.

Blankets 

We love our blankets as they provide us with comfort and warmth! Most people also feel emotionally attached to their blankets because they had them from an early age or because they were a gift from their parents or grandparents. The good news is that blankets do last for a very long time. If you take care of them properly, they can last for decades. To make sure that happens, have them washed professionally at least once a year when you start preparing for the winter months. And, take them out in the sun during summer, as that will remove any bacteria, dirt, or dust from them.

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A good mattress foundation is just as important as your mattress and your PJs. Wearing soft, comfortable pajamas will help. 

Duvets 

Just as blankets, we take out our duvets only during colder months. And, because of that, they tend to last a lot longer than sheets or pillowcases, for example. If there are no stains on your duvet, you can keep using it for up to 20 years. But, using a duvet for that long means that you need to take care of it rightly. Doing this is easy, same as blankets. Wash them professionally before every cold season, air them out once a month (when there is a lot of sun outside preferably), and make sure to always keep them in thick duvet covers. In the end, how often you change everything in your bedroom will depend on how well you take care of your belongings.

Guide to Packing Your Bedroom & Bath Items for Relocation

spacious bedroom

Our bedrooms are our safe havens. They also tend to house many treasured items and closets cluttered with too much stuff. So, packing your bedroom for relocation may feel daunting, especially if you have to deal with a big space. However, there is no need to worry because this guide can help you sort, pack and adequately prepare your bedroom items for moving easily and without too much stress.

The crucial step – declutter your bedroom

Relocation is an excellent opportunity to sort through your items, especially your wardrobe. Leave enough time to get rid of things you no longer need, use, or want. That will make the whole moving process easier, from packing and transportation to unpacking and making your new space tidy from the start. Separate the things you want to keep from those you wish to donate, sell or throw away.

Gather enough packing supplies

If you’ve already sorted and decluttered your stuff, you need to gather enough quality packing supplies. When packing your bedroom for relocation, make sure to have:

  • Enough boxes in a variety of sizes,
  • Mattress covers,
  • Packing tape,
  • Wrapping paper,
  • Shrink-wrap,
  • Paper for writing,
  • Markers and pens,
  • Garbage bags,
  • Cleaning supplies,
  • Tools for disassembling furniture,
  • Moving blankets.
A woman writing down notes while packing for relocation
Quality packing supplies will ensure your items are protected during transport.

Pack methodically

When packing for an easy move, take a systematic approach – start packing guest bedrooms first, and then move on to the master bedroom and kids’ bedrooms.

First, you should pack up the least used items (anything you won’t be using until you’re in the new home). To make things easier for yourself, make a list of everything that goes into each box and label them.

Then, pack frequently used items at the very end and, most importantly – don’t forget to pack an essentials bag. This should be an easy-to-identify bag that will cover the first few days after your move. Include the essential clothing, cozy pajamas, and toiletries.

white cotton jacaranda living nightgown
Packing your essentials like your nightgowns and PJs!

If you want to choose the best technique for packing various bedroom items, consider the following advice:

Wardrobe

Before you pack up your closet, make sure that all your clothes are clean. You probably won’t have enough time to do laundry right after moving. Leave some of your t-shirts as padding to protect your belongings.

Pack your clothing easily by simply placing them in wardrobe boxes. Leave them on the hanger and just quickly transfer them to a closet in your new home when unpacking your bedroom.

You can leave clothing you keep in drawers right there. Just remove the drawer from your dresser, then secure it with wrapping paper and tape.

Clothes inside a wardrobe
When packing your bedroom for relocation, declutter your wardrobe and use the right techniques for easy unpacking.

Accessories

If you have any expensive jewelry or other accessories, make sure to pack them in jewelry boxes, secured boxes with compartments, or small cosmetic bags. Then you can group them into one larger bag and place it safely into your car. Have them close by during the moving day to avoid your most valuable items being misplaced, stolen, or lost.

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Packing your accessories into small cosmetic bags to keep things organized when moving!
packing your slippers
Can’t forget your slippers and bath item essentials!

It would be best if you left your shoes and comfy slippers inside of their original boxes. If you tossed out the original boxes, wrap your shoes in paper and tape them together, or place them in a bag. Just make sure they are not at the bottom where they can be crushed or damaged.

Bedroom furniture

When packing your bedroom for relocation, disassemble anything that can be taken apart. You should put any screws, nuts, and bolts into a bag, label it, and attach it to part of the furniture they belong.

Furniture surfaces should be covered with paper or shrink-wrap as protection from scratches. Larger pieces of furniture can be covered with moving blankets. Wrap furniture legs with leg protectors.

Before packing your rugs, vacuum them and roll them up. Then, secure them with packing tape. You can cover them with shrink-wrap or an old sheet as a layer of extra protection.

To easily pack especially delicate lamps, remove the shades and light bulbs. Wrap the lamp’s base in shrink wrap and cushion it with packing material to prevent shifting in the box. Pack the shade in a separate box, wrapped in paper so that it doesn’t get crushed or torn during transport.

Blankets, linens, and pillows

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Wrap your pillows up and use them to protect fragile items when packing.

You can start packing all blankets, sheets, pillows, and pillow covers you won’t need before your move. Leave some blankets and sheets to use as padding for fragile and delicate items. Place your mattress into a mattress bag or box, and it will stay clean and protected.

If you’re renting a storage unit for your belongings, it’s essential to take proper care of your linen. Adequately storing linen, clothing and bedding is vital if you want it to stay safe and clean until you move into your new home. Avoid plastic boxes and plastic bags when packing and storing your fine linens because they can easily retain moisture become moldy. It might be a good idea to place them in a suitcase, breathable containers made of natural materials, or special fabric storage bags.

A woman packing boxes in her bedroom
Be especially careful when packing your linens for storage.

The bottom line

We hope that this guide to packing your bedroom for relocation will help you speed up the process and decrease stress. Good luck!