Clothes are some of the most difficult things that people have to pack when they move. While not being fragile items, clothes can still, unfortunately, be damaged. If not handled properly they could get dirty, ripped or even torn. Additionally if packed properly they will be much easier to unpack and sort at your new place. Here are a few packing tips to help you pack your clothes.
Clean out the closet
Start by cleaning out your closet thoroughly. There is a perfect chance that there are some clothes in there that you have forgotten about, no longer need or don’t want anymore, and this is the perfect time to get rid of them. When deciding what to bring you should consider if you like it, whether it is outdated, does it look worn and most importantly does it still fit. Remember that you will need to pack and transport everything you want to bring and that costs you space, money and time so don’t bring anything that you don’t or can’t wear anymore.
Sort your items
Once you have decided what to keep, then it is time to sort it all. This will make the process of packing and unpacking much easier and more efficient. You should start by packing any seasonal clothes that you have, for example, if you are moving during the summer you are not going to need your winter clothes. After that, you should pack the rest of your clothes in whichever way best5 works for you. An example is by color, by type. ( shirts, suits, jackets, etc.) occasion ( Work, Formal, Eveningwear, etc.)
This might take you more time, but you will be glad that you did it when the time comes to unpack and you find that you have already done most of the work. Plus it will also be easier to find anything you need without rummaging through the boxes before you have entirely unpacked. Don’t forget to set aside a few days worth of clothes so that you have something to wear on moving day and until you have fully unpacked.
Use wardrobe boxes, suitcases, and dresser drawers
Wardrobe boxes are the most efficient way to pack clothes because you can move them from the closet to the box in minutes and you won’t even have to remove them from the hangers, and they will protect your clothes very well. If your clothes don’t weight down the dressers too much, you dont even have to empty them just wrap them a few times in plastic wrap and secure it with packing tape to prevent the drawers from opening and ship it like that. Suitcases are good for saving some money and can transport some heavier items such as your shoes, or other accessories.
Use garbage bags and vacuum bags
Garbage bags are a very budget friendly option to when packing your clothes. Just slip them on at the bottom of a group of clothes on hangers and tie it off at the top. Vacuum bags might take more work, but they save up on space as all the air gets sucked out which leaves just a thin bag to transport.
Pack your shoes and accessories separately
Packing your shoes and accessories separately will make it easier to unpack everything when you get to your destination. Start by wrapping each shoe in plastic wrap and place them together at the bottom of the box start with the heaviest ones. Accessories should be packed in a suitcase or small box, so they don’t get lost or damaged during the move.