Are you looking for the best way to pack clothes to move? We can help. We can help, no matter how small your closet is. Each item needs its own packing strategy, from delicate items and hanging clothes to shoes, hats, and accessories. Here’s our guide on packing clothes for moving. This step-by-step guide will show you how to pack your clothes for moving. Keep reading for tips on how to pack the best way.
Before packing your clothes
Evaluate your closet before you start packing clothes for the move. Look at all your clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. What items are worth packing? And what items do you not need or want anymore? To get a complete look at your closet, hang all your clothes on hangers. Place folded clothes from drawers on your bed. This will help you see what you really have.
It is up to you to decide what to keep, which to donate, and what to get rid of. It’s time for you to take a hard look at everything in your closet and divide it into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Sell. We recommend asking several questions to help you decide which items to keep and which to donate. Is the item still fashionable? Is the item comfortable? Is the item still in good shape? If you get a no to all of these questions, place the article in the donate pile or sell pile.
Donate gently used closet items – Now is the time to purge your closet. Start by donating all of your gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Are you unable to fit a large pile in your car? These charities often offer free pick-ups. Don’t forget to get a receipt for tax-deductible donations if you donate household goods.
You can sell closet items that are trendy or new – Want to make some extra cash on your clothes? You can sell them online, host a yard sale, or drop them off at a consignment shop. Poshmark and ThredUP are some of the most popular online marketplaces for closet items. A yard sale is another way to sell used clothing and household goods. This yard sale checklist will help you plan one in your area. Consignment shops are another option to sell your clothes. Consignment shops handle everything, from pricing an item to selling it. Remember, however, that consignment stores also share in the profit.
You can store sentimental clothes in your closet. You can store them in a self storage unit. Some closet items are too valuable to be donated or sold, including your wedding dress and vintage pieces. You might not wear them every day, but you still want to keep them. To find a climate-controlled, safe storage unit near you, use com’s Storage Centre to get quotes from nearby storage units.
Dry-clean or wash clothes – Before you fold and hang your clothes, it is a good idea to wash everything thoroughly. You will end up with a bunch of stinky clothes if you pack dirty clothes with clean ones. You can also expect mildew problems if your clothes are damp. This will help prevent clothes from getting damp when you pack them.
Tip: Before you pack, learn how to reduce your load.
Moving supplies and clothing packing
Moving clothes starts with purging your closet of all unnecessary and unused clothing. Once you have decided which items you want to keep, it is time to think about how you will move them. Start prepping for your move by gathering the necessary closet moving supplies. These are the essential items that you need to pack clothes for a move.
Cardboard boxes – These cardboard boxes can be used to pack folded clothing. These boxes can be found almost anywhere. There are many options for cardboard boxes, from online shops and marketplaces to large box stores and local recycling centres. Find out where you can find free cardboard boxes by clicking here.
Wardrobe boxes – Wardrobe boxes are great for packing clothes that hang on hangers or items that wrinkle easily. These special moving boxes are available on Amazon.com or in Lowe’s shops.
Suitcases – Suitcases can be used to fold clothes, shoes, and other items. They are a cost-effective, easy way to transport folded clothing. We recommend that you use your suitcases if you have them.
Duffel bags – Do you have duffel bags? These bags can be used to store folded clothes and shoes. Duffel bags can be used to transport clothes, but you should roll them.
Compression bags or vacuum bags – These reusable storage bag are great for condensing clothing and protecting it from the elements. Target and Walmart sell vacuum and compression bags.
You may also need to pack and move clothing items using other moving supplies such as garment bags, packing paper and packing bins.
These are five additional packing tips and methods that can be used to prepare for a move.
Hang your clothes on hangers
Fold your clothes and keep them in drawers of the dresser
Packing paper is used to line cardboard boxes and suitcases.
Repurpose old shoeboxes
Plastic baggies protect jewelry
How to sort your clothes
Once you have gathered all your moving supplies and planned out your packing strategies, you can start sorting through the clothes that you are going to be moving. It’s a great way to organize your closets and keep it organized throughout the move. These are the four categories you should use as you sort through your clothes.
Sort clothes by material – Do you prefer to sort clothes by material? You can also divide them into different material categories. Examples include cotton items, silk items, linen items, denim items, wool items, cashmere items, etc. This will make laundry much more simple in the future.
Sort clothes according to season – This not only helps you keep organized during a move, but it also prevents clutter and other problems from occurring afterward. If you are moving in winter, for example, you will only need to unpack warm-weather clothes. You can store your summer, spring and autumn clothing in boxes or in a storage container. This will ensure that your closet is clutter-free for the future.
Sort by pieces – Do you prefer to pack each item? Sort your closet by pieces. This means that you pack pants with pants, shirts and shirts with shirts, and shorts with shorts. This will help you find the right clothing pieces, and make unpacking easier.
Separate everything for each person. It is important that everyone has their own closet. Everyone in the family should have their very own box and supplies. It will be easier for everyone to pack and unpack by sorting by person.
How to fold clothes that are not hanging
After you have sorted your clothes, you can begin the folding process for any non-hanging clothing. This means that clothing that isn’t being moved on a hanger must be folded neatly and placed in a suitcase or moving box. There are many folding options available when packing clothes for moving. Some are more efficient than others. However, you can choose how to fold your clothes. These are three helpful ways to fold your clothes.
Flat fold – The flat fold is without a doubt the most traditional and simple way to fold clothes when moving. Flat fold a shirt by placing it flat on the ground. Place one side of the shirt on the floor, fold the sleeves in toward the middle, then lay the shirt down. Smoothen out any wrinkles. Repeat the process on the opposite side. After both sides are folded in, fold the lower half of the shirt upwards. Smoothen out wrinkles. Begin by folding your pants with one leg in front of the other. Fold in thirds, smoothening wrinkles.
The military rolling method – This is the most common way to move clothes. The army rolling method maximizes the space inside your boxes and prevents wrinkles from occurring during transit. First, lay a shirt flat on a smooth surface to roll it. Flip the shirt inside-out by removing the last few inches. Next, fold your sleeves inwards. Finally, lay them on top of the shirt. Fold the shirt in half so that the middle touches. Fold the second half of the shirt over the first. Then, start at the top and roll it as tight as you can. After the shirt has been rolled up you’ll see a pouch at its bottom. This is where you turned the shirt inside-out. Fold that pouch over the rolled-up shirt. It will hold everything together during the move. You can also roll the item as loosely as you like and place it in a bag or box.
The best way to store clothes in cardboard boxes
You might consider using cardboard boxes to move your clothes. We don’t blame you. You can move all your household goods in cardboard boxes, which are affordable and easy to find. These boxes can be found at local libraries, big box stores, big box stores, and Craigslist. Don’t forget to pack your cardboard boxes carefully. These six steps will help you pack clothes in cardboard boxes.
First, ensure you have the correct size box. We recommend small to medium-sized cardboard boxes. This will keep you from stuffing the boxes with too much clothing. It will also prevent your clothes from falling out during transit. Moving your load will be easier if you use small- to medium-sized boxes.
You should ensure that the cardboard box is properly assembled and sealed with packing tape. You might consider selling the cardboard box if it is damaged or crushed.
Line the cardboard box’s interior with plastic wrap or packing paper. This will protect your clothes from water damage and general wear-and tear during the move.
Use one of the methods above to fold clothes. Flat folding cardboard boxes will allow you to unpack your boxes faster.
After the clothes are folded, place them inside. Cover the top layer with packing paper.
Secure the box with tape. Use a Sharpie marker or a colored post-it note to label the box. It will be easy to find once you arrive at your new place.
How to pack clothes into wardrobe boxes
Are you looking for a wrinkle-free and easy way to transport hanging clothes? Wardrobe boxes are the best option. These cardboard boxes can be used to hang dresses, skirts and other clothes while you move. These closets are portable and small in size, measuring 2 feet wide by 3 feet long. The boxes come with a metal hanger bar that can be used to hang clothes. These boxes are more expensive than the average box, but they’re worth it for high-end clothing transport. Here is a quick guide on how to make a wardrobe box.
First, place the wardrobe box on its bottom. Then fold the shorter flaps first. Next, fold the larger flaps. Packing tape can be used to secure the cardboard flaps.
Flip the box upside down so that the bottom is on the ground and the top flaps open.
The cutouts at the top of the box will hold the ends of your hanger bar. These cutouts should be easy to fit the hanger bar.
Once the hanger bars are secured to the wardrobe box, you can start hanging clothes in the wardrobe box. Each hanger bar should hold eight pieces of clothing.
After you have finished hanging your clothes in the box, close the longer flaps at the top. These pieces should be cut in the middle.
Next, bend the edges of the shorter flaps (these should be removed) downward. These flaps should be closed on top of the box. The bend pieces should fit perfectly in the middle. Packing tape is used to secure the final top piece.