What is the Best Way to Pack Clothes for Moving? Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know!

Packing clothes for a move can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about – will my clothes fit in the boxes? Will they get wrinkled? How do I pack my shoes? Don’t worry, we have all the answers for you! In this blog post, we will give you tips and tricks on how to pack your clothes like a pro. So stop stressing, sit back, relax, and read on!

What is the best way to pack clothes for moving

Sorting

The first step is to sort your clothes. You should go through your entire wardrobe and decide what you want to take with you, and what you can leave behind. If you are moving to a new climate, you may want to donate or sell some of your clothes that are not suitable for the new weather. Moreover, moving is the perfect time to get rid of those ugly shirts and sweaters. New move, new style, new you! You should sort the clothes by weight and size. Weight is a big factor in which shirt goes in which box. Thus, it's important to keep the sizing and weight consistent so it's easier to pack later on. Sorting shoes is also helpful. Make sure to differentiate between the ones you wear and care about versus the old ones in your closet that only serve to collect dust!

Packing

Once you have sorted your clothes, it is time to start packing them. The best way to pack clothes is to use wardrobe boxes. These are large cardboard boxes that have a metal rod across the top, which is perfect for hanging clothes. You can find these boxes at most moving or storage supply stores. If you do not have wardrobe boxes, you can also use regular cardboard boxes. Just make sure to line the bottom of the box with a garbage bag or some other type of plastic. This will keep your clothes from getting dirty or wet.


To pack your clothes, start with the heavier items such as jeans and sweaters. These should go on the bottom of the box. Then, add in your lighter items such as shirts and skirts. If you are using regular cardboard boxes, you can roll your clothes to save space. However, if you are using wardrobe boxes, you should hang your clothes so that they do not wrinkle. Once you have filled the box, seal it up with packing tape and label it. Labeling is so important because it makes sure that when you do reach your new destination the unpack is just as easy.

Shoes

Packing shoes can be a bit tricky. You do not want to just throw them in a box, as they will most likely get scuffed up. The best way to pack shoes is to first stuff them with newspaper or bubble wrap. If you don't read the paper and don't happen to have bubble wrap at home, rolling up socks and stuffing them is just as viable as a solution. This will help to keep their shape and prevent them from getting damaged. Additionally, it's always a good idea to tie your shoes together by their laces, that way it makes sure that your shoes don't get separated during the move. Then, you can place them in a box or plastic bag. If you have a lot of shoes, you may want to pack your favorite ones in their own separate box.


Packing Hangers

You should also pack your hangers! This will save you a lot of time and hassle when you reach your new home. The best way to do this is to tie them together with string or rubber bands. You can also purchase special hangers that are designed to be packed away. These have little hooks on the arms that allow you to attach them to other hangers.

Extra Tips

- Use packing peanuts or crumpled up paper to fill any empty spaces in the box. This will help to keep your clothes from moving around and getting wrinkled.

- Don’t pack your clothes too tightly. You want to be able to access them easily and you don’t want them to get wrinkled.

- Use Ziploc bags to pack small items such as jewelry or belts. This will prevent them from getting lost in the move.

- Place a box of essential items in your car so that you have them with you during the move. This could include a change of clothes, toiletries, and snacks.


Packing your clothes for a move doesn't have to be difficult. Just follow these simple tips and you'll be sure to have wrinkle-free clothes when you reach your new home! With the right company, your move will be stress-free and smooth sailing. We serve all the following areas:

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