Packing clothes can be one of the most confusing things to accomplish during a move. You wouldn’t think so, but trying to keep everything organized to ensure you do not forget anything can be a daunting task. You’ll find yourself torn between what to pack and what to leave out to wear. Everything will seem all at once confusing and overwhelming!
To help you stay organize your move and ensure you do not miss anything, we have a few tips to help you get your wardrobe packed and set you up for your next steps.
Tips for Packing Clothes for the Move
Sort out Your Clothing
The first step, when it comes to your clothing is to separate it into two piles. One pile contains the clothes you want and intend to bring to your new home and the other is for all those things you’ve had for years and it’s now time to get rid of.
For the clothes you do not plan to keep, you have options to getting rid of them. You can donate them to a charity or Goodwill, sell them at a garage sale or to some clothing store, or give them away to family and friends. A nice money making solution is to place them with a consignment store. You get rid of them and make some money when they sell. Getting rid of your unused clothing is smart because it cuts down on the amount of stuff you have to pack, move, and unpack, only to figure out where to store the extra clutter again. .
Pack Unneeded Items Early
Depending on the time of year you are moving, there will be articles of clothing that you are not wearing. These items should be packed away early to help cut down the workload on moving day. For example, if you are moving in the middle of summer, pack all of your winter clothes early and have them out of the way and ready for the professional moving company to load up and haul.
Keep Things on Their Hangers
Packing clothes is not as difficult as packing other things because for the most part you can throw everything in boxes. The tricky part comes when you have to unpack the items and try to organize them again at your new house. One way to make the transition a bit easier is to keep everything possible on hangers, so you do not have to spend a lot of time hanging your clothes and sorting them out. Separate your hung items into manageable clusters while they are still hanging on the rail in the closet. Use plastic zip ties to hold them together. Then take trash bags and place them over the groups of clothing. This keeps similar items together and protects them during the move.
Keep Your Things Nice with Red Carpet Moving Company
When moving or packing clothes, the last thing you want is for them to come out at the other end of the move all wrinkled and creased. Not only will Red Carpet Moving Company do the packing for you, but we will deliver your stuff safely, nicely and exactly how it was the last time you saw it. That’s our White Glove moving guarantee.