Managing clothes when moving is a necessary chore. It requires some planning and packing for it to go smoothly. Here are some useful tips on how to pack clothes for moving. Use wardrobe boxes when packing clothes. They can fit in a lot of clothes and also allow you to hang the clothes on the rail for easy sorting and searching later on. Roll or fold clothes instead of hanging them up. When moving, it is easier to pack folded clothing as opposed to hanging them up.
When Should You Start Packing – Now’s The Time!
Moving is often something that requires packing, and getting clothes into suitcases is the first step in this process. We realize how important it is to pack your clothes carefully as you don’t want to forget anything behind during your move. At times, people tend to procrastinate on when to start packing. Some people take ages to start this process and time catches up with them without having done a thing. This is avoidable if proper planning is done. Packing clothes for moving should be done immediately after you decide to move. We recommend that you spend at least four weeks putting all your clothes in moving boxes. The aim is to avoid rushing at the last minute as it encourages forgetting some of the clothes behind.
Without knowing how to pack clothes for moving, you are also highly likely to consume so much space. This is primarily brought about by hasty packing. Therefore, be always careful to begin packing clothes for moving early enough as it will save you a lot of stress when the day comes.
When packing your clothes for the move, be sure to pack them with extra care.
Some items, such as purses and laptop computers may need extra care. To pack a purse first, stuff it with crumpled paper or filler. Wrap the purse in a dust cover to protect its shape before adding the purse into a box that is slightly larger than the purse itself. Wrap the cloth bags that you use to carry laptop computers in a crumpled paper or filler. Slide them into a box slightly larger than the bag itself. Refer to your computer’s documentation for specific instructions on how to pack it before moving.
Keep important items on hand and pack them early.
There are a few things to know before you begin to pack up your clothes. For one, you don’t want to pack all of your clothes because you will still need a few things to wear until you get completely moved and begin to unpack your wardrobe. To make it easier to find what you need, pack a separate box or suitcase with a few outfits, including a set of PJs to sleep in. You should also pack other essential items that you need to have handy such as your contacts or glasses (if you need them), makeup, and other toiletry items. Once you have packed your “essentials,” you can pack up everything else that you can live without for a while.
Freshen Up Your Wardrobe
If you have time, it’s also a good idea to launder clothing that has been sitting in your drawers or closet and collecting dust. That way, you will have one less thing to do when you unpack, and your clothes will be fresh right out of the box.
Use Your Clothes as Packing Material
Clothes can also be used to cushion breakables. Simply fill in any spaces with small items such as socks, scarves, or any sized garment that will fill any gaps that won’t wrinkle easily, such as a sweater.