How to pack clothes for moving?

April 14, 2023

How can I pack that pile of clothes?! That is the question that instantly makes us regret all the shopping sprees we have ever done. If you find yourself staring at your closet, wondering the same thing, you are not alone. As exciting as moving to a new home is, packing is perhaps the most dreadful task of the whole process. Usually, the idea of packing up the closet can seem utterly overwhelming. Although we wish we had a magic wand to pack all our items, here are a few packing tips

Use large drawstring bags for all the hangers.

This is perhaps the best trick in the book! Take a large garbage bag, open it, and wrap up a chunk of clothes still on their hangers—this is the most straightforward way to get a big bulk of clothes out of the way.

Leave clothes inside drawers.

If you are moving a cabinet, leave all the folded clothes inside of it. It will not only make it easier for you but also protect the items against dust or damage.

Get your hands on vacuum bags.

Pack away the off-season items in a vacuum bag. The trick is to put away all the clothes you won’t use in the following months to save space and time during a move. You can usually find very affordable ones at the dollar store!

Use purses as storage units.

If you are running low on moving boxes, you can fill your bags with smaller items. Think of socks, underwear, swimsuits, and make-up!

Bonus tip: pack shoes and hats separately.

The best way to pack shoes is by placing them in their original boxes or any other cardboard box. Since these are rigid items, it is best to arrange them inside the box to maximize space carefully. Similarly, pack hats in a pile to save up on space!

Pro tip: stuff shoes with socks to help preserve their shape and avoid wrinkles in the material. If you are looking for more packing tips, make sure to check out our blog on 5 packing essentials.

Lastly, if packing seems altogether a terrible idea, our Mates can pack away your closet and any other room! They are moving experts and know the best tricks to store and haul away your items safely. You are only 2 minutes away from a hassle-free move!

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