Packing your home for a move can be stressful. One of the most important rooms for you to pack safely and carefully is your child's nursery. Below are five tips to help you pack your child's nursery. 

Pack Your Nursery Last

Infants and toddlers may have a more difficult time adjusting to a move than older children or adults because they are less likely to comprehend what is happening. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, the nursery should be the last room that you pack. You can do a walk-through of the room before you start packing to determine a packing plan for the room. This should include how many boxes you will need and what furniture you will take with you. 

Even if you do not hire packers for the rest of your home, consider hiring professional packers for the nursery so it can be packed while the rest of the home is being loaded on the moving truck, limiting the amount of time your child's room is disturbed. 

Make Sure All Furniture Parts Are Stored With The Furniture

While losing any furniture parts can be unfortunate, it is especially important that you or your movers keep track of the hardware that goes with your nursery furniture. This is because nursery hardware is often more specific than general furniture hardware. If it is misplaced during a move, you may have to special order replacements through the manufacturer, which can greatly delay setting up the nursery in your new home. 

The best way to keep hardware with your furniture is to place the hardware in a sturdy plastic bag and then securely tape the plastic bag to the furniture. 

Include Instructions for Reassembly

It is important that you follow the directions to assemble nursery furniture, because if you assemble it incorrectly, it can cause a safety hazard for your infant or toddler. If you still have a copy of the original assembly instructions, scan them to make a digital copy to make sure you do not lose them during the move. Alternatively, check to see if there are assembly directions available for download online. If there are no assembly directions available, consider taking detailed photos of the furniture, concentrating on each hardware connection, to help you during assembly. 

Use Your Move to Assess the Safety of Your Furniture

Before moving, you should check to make sure all of your nursery furniture is safe for your baby to use and has not been recalled. Be sure to check the current safety standards against older furniture to make sure your child is not at risk using outdated furniture. If any of your furniture is outdated and unsafe, consider getting rid of it before your move. You should keep in mind that you should not sell or donate unsafe baby furniture because you do not want to put other children at risk. Instead, completely disassemble the furniture and then have your moving company dispose of it or take it to the dump yourself. 

If Buying New Furniture, Wait Until You Arrive at Your Destination

While your friends and family in your current city may want to purchase new furniture for you before you go, or you may want to snatch up furniture while it is on sale, if you know you are moving, you should wait to buy your new furniture. This will help save you money and space in your moving truck. Instead, have the new furniture delivered directly from the manufacturer to your new home. 

Professional movers can help with disassembly and reassembly of nursery furniture as well as make sure the moving furniture is moved without incidents.