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How to pack your wardrobe for a NYC move

Although NYC is, arguably, the most amazing city on the planet, relocating to it might not be so entertaining. This city never sleeps and nor will you, once you start to plan your move. There are many decisions to take. You are, also, going to do a lot of research and read about different neighborhoods in Manhattan, as well as how to choose the best moving partners. But, one thing that is definitely going to take a lot of your time is packing. Your wardrobe is, in most cases, the majority of your possessions, so it’s important how you choose to handle it. Considering you are moving to New York, there are a lot of aspects to handle – average temperature, closet space, prices… In order to help you with this, we came up with a couple of tips on how to pack your wardrobe for a NYC move. Read here about this, and so much more on our blog about moving tips.

What is the weather like in New York City?

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Harsh winters, ruthless summers… NYC has it all!

There is no point in knowing how to pack your wardrobe if you don’t know what is it you are supposed to pack. Packing for a summer vacation is a bit different than packing for a ski trip. Which is why what is, in this case, more important than how. Considering you are relocating to NYC, you need all of your clothes to go with you. Although shopping in NYC is exhilarating, it is most certainly not cheap. Which is why you need to know what to pack for your NYC move. What is the weather like in New York?

Well, the temperatures normally go from 2°C to 25°C, but they do hit lower and higher than that. That means that all four seasons have their time in New York. July is the hottest month, and May the wettest. Don’t forget your boots, swimsuits, raincoats, and sandals. You are going to need all of that in New York!

Should you get some storage space?

Considering the fact that you can go below zero and above 30 degrees in the Big Apple, there really isn’t a wardrobe you won’t need. But, let’s be honest, there is no way to fit all of that in your tiny NYC apartment. So, how can you deal with all of that? Well, first all of all, you need to pack all of that for your relocation to New York. Once you buy new and fancy clothes you can sell or donate this one, but for now… Keep it close.

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Pack your clothes neatly and have access to it whenever you’d like!

The best way to do it is to rent a storage space in NYC. Although there are no official statistics just yet, there is no other city that relies on storage space quite so much. This will not only make your relocation easier but your everyday life in NYC as well. Having in mind the current season, you pack your wardrobe for a NYC move. But you pack it for two different destinations. One goes to your new place, the other goes to storage. And if you have doubts about where to begin read here about first-time storage renting.

What materials should you use to pack your wardrobe for a NYC move?

When it comes to packing clothes for a NYC relocation, or any relocation for that matter, you should know you are not limited only to boxes. Most people pack your clothes like that. But, in order to save up space, as well as money, there are other ways as well. What you should do first is take all of your bags, suitcases, and backpacks and see what you can use. This is a great way to save up money! In addition to this, you should invest in vacuum bags and pack a big part of your wardrobe while conserving space. In the long run, this will also save you money, because you will spend less on transport. The best way to pack your wardrobe for a NYC move is also to use garbage bags. Anything from towels to shoes and bags can fit there. It ain’t pretty, but it works! Just make sure to buy very strong trash bags, and to recycle the plastic afterward.

What is the best way to pack my clothes?

When it comes to packing shoes, jewelry and clothes, there are no useless tips and tricks. We have combed through hundreds of them, and we have picked out the most useful ones for you here. This way, your relocation to the Big Apple can be more relaxed.

  • Use plastic wraps to separate your jewelry and you won’t need to spend so much time untangling it when you unpack it.
  • Go to a dollar store and buy a plastic pill separator. Use it to separate your rings and small earrings. Make sure to close it tight, and you won’t have to worry.

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    Rolling your clothes like you do your towels will help you pack in a better way!

  • Use plastic bags from dry cleaning to pack clothes that wrinkle easy. The plastic reduces the wrinkling, although there is no way to completely prevent it.
  • This one is a game changer – do not fold your clothes neatly on top of each other. Instead, roll it! This very simple change will decrease the wrinkling significantly and it will help save some space!

When you start to pack your wardrobe for a NYC move, do not feel overwhelmed. Just begin by separating your things for apartment and for storage. Then, you should begin with heavier items, such as bags and shoes. Make sure to use alternative packing materials, and save up some money and space. Use our neat tips and tricks, and you won’t spend so much ironing, instead of enjoying New York. Always check the weather prognosis, and start saving up. Shopping in New York is absolutely amazing, so we’ve heard!