If you want to know how to pack clothes for a move? We will support you. We have the advice you need to successfully move your clothes to a new home, whether you have a tiny closet’s worth of clothes or much, much more (which, let’s face it, most of us do). The following is our professional guide to preparing clothes for house and furniture removals. This step-by-step approach covers: what to do before you start packing, how to go through your clothing, how to stack clothes correctly, how to hold hanging clothes, how to pack clothes in different types of boxes, and other basic moving ideas. Continue reading for tips on packing quickly for a stress-free pass.
Clothes are among the last things we pack before moving, but they also need the most care. Though they are not technically classified as “fragile,” they can suffer damage (dirt, rips, and tears) if not wrapped and handled properly.
There’s also the issue of unpacking them after you’ve arrived at your new place, which would go even more smoothly if you plan ahead of time and take the time to thoroughly prepare your clothing. Follow these garment packaging tips to improve the overall efficiency of the operation.
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What to do before you begin packing your belongings
Clean out your wardrobe – Before you start packing your things for a relocation, have a look at your closet. Sort though your clothes, hats, jackets, ties, and other accessories. What do you pack, and what do you no longer want or require? Try hanging all of your clothing on hangers in front of you to thoroughly examine your closet. This will give you a more clear picture of what you actually have.
Donate clothes that you no longer own – It’s time to start clearing out your closet. Begin by contributing some gently used clothing, shoes, or accessories to the nearest Goodwill or Salvation Army. Do you have a large pile of items that would not fit in your car? Many of these groups also offer free pick-up. When donating household goods, request a tax-deductible donation receipt from the charity.
Sell pieces that are still in style – Want to make a little extra money on your clothes? Trade them online, at a yard sale, or in a consignment store. There are many online marketplaces for used wardrobe items, including Marketplace, Gumtree, and eBay. A yard sale is another great way to sell the used household goods and clothing. Using this checklist as a reference when planning a neighborhood yard sale. A nearby consignment store is a third choice for selling used clothing. Anything from price to marketing the item is handled by consignment shops. Bear in mind, though, that they are only entitled to a share of the profits.
Store nostalgic and seasonal pieces – To help conserve space, store away seasonal items that appear to take up a lot of space in your closet. Investing in a plastic storage bin is a perfect way to keep nostalgic clothes and other things in your closet clean and secure while also helping to organize and conserve space.
Set Aside the Essentials – And though you don’t plan on loading and unloading your wardrobe on moving day, you’ll need at least a few days’ worth of clothes after you’ve packed all. Clothing is always one of the last things to be prepared, so keep it in a separate package or suitcase for however many days there will be from the day you pack and the day you move in, plus some clothes for a few days or a week afterwards. Mark the box or suitcase distinctly enough that you can distinguish it from the others.
Moving and packing procedures for clothing
Wardrobe boxes – By far the most convenient way to store your possessions is to use Wardrobe Boxes. There are many different types of boxes but regular packing boxes or portable closet boxes are our favorite method of packing garments because they help you to quickly transfer your clothes from the wardrobe to the boxes. You don’t even have to take them off the hangers! They also do a fine job of keeping your clothes clean.
Dresser Drawers – You won’t even have to empty their dresser drawers. Simply seal the drawers with a few coats of packing tape so they don’t open during the move so they don’t bring too much weight to the dresser. If you need to get rid of them, put a newspaper, packaging paper, or even a clean garbage bag over the top and secure it with tape.
Suitcases – These are yet another great choice for transporting your clothes. You’ll have to move them anyway, so buy cheap boxes and fill them with clothes you don’t mind folding. They are also useful for transporting both heavy objects, such as luggage, and smaller pieces, such as accessories.
Packing boxes – These are used to store folded laundry. Fortunately, they are nearly everywhere. From online outlets and marketplaces through big box shops and nearby recycling centers, there is no shortage of cardboard boxes. Check out this page for tips about where to find free cardboard boxes.
Duffel bags – Do you even have some in your closet? These little bags are perfect for storing folded laundry and accessories. When travelling with duffel bags, keep the clothes coiled.
Vacuum or compression bags – These reusable storage bags are great for condensing clothing and protecting it from the elements. It’s also ideal for preserving seasonal clothes. Vacuum and compression bags can be purchased from a number of stores.
Packing Your Shoes
Your shoes have already been subjected to a great deal, so make sure to protect them during the move. Stuff each one with packing paper or socks to maintain their shape. The shoes can then be individually wrapped in wrapping paper to prevent scuffing. Depending about how many shoes you have, you can pack them in small or medium-sized containers.
When you go to cover your flats, pack them toe-to-heel or sole-to-sole. Also, put the heaviest shoes at the bottom of the box and the lightest shoes on top. This protects your sandals from being crushed by your boots.