Moving provides you with a great opportunity to introduce some major changes when it comes to your belongings. Women are especially concerned about their clothes and most of them don’t realize how many clothes they actually own until they start packing for a move.
Finding out that can cause last-minute panic and additional stress. So, think in advance and make an efficient strategy for packing your clothes for a move.
Staying in front of your closet and thinking about how to pack all of your clothes sometimes can be really challenging. Think about the safest way to transport the clothing safely.
– There are certainly a lot of old, torn apart and worn out clothes you haven’t been using for ages. What are the odds of wearing them when you move to the new place? Moving is, actually an opportunity to clear out all unwanted and unused clothes. So, go through your clothes carefully and get rid of all unwearable and damaged clothes and set aside wearable clothes that you just don’t like any more.
Donate, give away or sell all the clothes in good shape. There is no point in keeping, packing and moving the clothes you won’t wear. Getting rid of some unused items will allow you to cut the moving costs and save some money. Purge your closet and you will save yourself a lot of troubles.
– Make an estimate of the amount of items you own so that you know how many boxes and packing supplies you will need. People mostly use cardboard boxes for packing sturdier clothes. However, suitcases are very convenient for some delicate materials. There is no point in transporting them empty, so pack them first. Furthermore, there is a way to transport your dresses, suitcases without folding them.
Wardrobe box is a very handy supply, which you can get from your moving company or other moving supply company. Provided that you have enough time, you can also make your own boxes by inserting a metal bar at the top of the tall boxes, where you can hang the clothes. The procedure is very simple – you just have to move your hanging clothes from the closet to the wardrobe boxes.
There are also the vacuum seal bags which hold considerable amount of clothing and save a lot of space in the moving truck. Also, when it comes to packing, make sure not to overload the boxes. Boxes filled beyond capacity may become too heavy to carry. However, your movers would be very grateful if you pack a few small boxes instead of one large and overfilled. Seal the boxes with packing tape and don’t forget to label them properly. Also, think about using tissues and packing paper in order to protect your items and keep them clean and fresh.
– Prepare the outfit for the moving day for you and your family. Pack the bag with clothing you will need during the next couple of days in case you don’t finish unpacking on the first day of the move.
– Out of season clothes are to be packed first, because you won’t need them straight away. Label that boxes properly, so that you can unpack them last. While unpacking, it will occur to you that grouping clothes logically was actually a great idea. A proper organization and packing strategy will allow you to unpack gradually, without making a mess.
– Your shoes should be packed separately from the clothes. Use original shoeboxes if you still have them. You don’t want your clothes to get dirty by mixing your shoes and clothing. Before packing your shoes, you should clean and dry them well. It is recommended to wrap shoes in pairs for easier unpacking. Also, make sure to fill in your shoes with crumpled packing paper in order to maintain their original form. Pack them by season – if you are moving during summertime, pack the winter shoes first.
Once you reach your new home, you don’t have to rush to unpack those items, since you won’t use them any time soon. On the other hand, pack in a separate box shoes that you may need immediately after the move. Place the boxes carefully in the moving vehicle and don’t put any heavy items over them.