Guide to the Best Way to Pack Your Clothes for Moving

When it comes time to pack up your home, every single item inside it comes with its problems and issues. From having to pack the most delicate fine crystal to moving a large couch, each item can be different in its own way. That is especially true of packing your clothes.

With that in mind, here are tips and tricks on how to prepare your wardrobe for your next move:

1 Clean Out the Closet — Any time you start to pack up for a move, we strongly encourage you to do a lot of spring cleaning. Rid yourself of items you don’t need.

This is especially true of clothes.

Go to the closet and start three stacks—keep, donate, and trash. If you haven’t worn an item in over a year, chances are you can toss it out.

Don’t hold on to those great jeans that you hope one day to be able to fit into. It’s time to let them go. If the items are too threadbare or ragged to donate, throw them in the trash and reduce your packing load.

2 Sort Your Clothes — Once you have rid yourself of unneeded items, it’s time to start sorting them further. There are two ways to do this. The first would be to sort them by the type of clothing. For instance, you can pack pants easier in one container and dresses in another. It also makes it more organized for when you unpack.

Another way to handle this is packing based on the clothing season. For instance, if you are moving in the spring, you can pack your winter and fall clothes separately as you aren’t going to need these items immediately after your move.

Another HUGE point here is to make sure that you label the boxes appropriately. If you are moving in the spring, label your winter clothes so you know not to start your unpacking with those items.

3 Pack Properly — If you have a lot of items that need to be hung up (such as suits or dresses), then you may want to invest in wardrobe moving boxes that can allow you to keep the items on a hanger as you move them. When it comes to clothes that you are folding up, you may already have a great packing tool at your disposal—luggage.

Suitcases are made to transport clothes from point A to point B, so you can pack your clothes in your suitcases and transport them without having to get extra boxes. Many movers will also swear by the trick of not unpacking your dressers. If possible, take out each drawer (with the clothes inside) and then wrap them with stretch wrap to keep the items from falling out. Now, you can stack the drawers in the moving truck and just pop them back in the dresser when you get to the new home (without having to unpack them).

4 Hire the Pros — Consider hiring professional movers to get you packed and moved properly. An experienced moving company has been helping people pack and move for years. So, use their expertise and have them help you pack your clothes properly so you can get them transported and unpack them efficiently.

Clothes Are Important in Your Move – Pack With Care

Your clothes are an important part of your personality and individuality. That’s why it’s a no-brainer that you would want to protect these items when you are moving and ensure you can quickly and efficiently unpack them. After all, no one wants to have to wear the same clothes day after day because you haven’t found the right box to unpack for your favorite shirt!

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