Tips on Packing Clothes to Move House

by Phillippa Marshall

Are you looking for the right way to pack clothes for a move? We will assist you. We’ve got the advice you need to effectively transfer your clothes to a new home, whether you have a tiny closet’s worth of clothes or much, much more (and let’s face it – most of us do). . Our expert guide to packing clothes for moving is given below. This step-by-step approach covers: what to do when you begin packing,  how to go through your garments, the right ways to stack clothes, how to carry hanging clothes, how to pack clothes in various types of boxes, and other simple moving ideas. Continue reading for tips on how to pack efficiently for an easy stress free move.

Clothes are some of the last items we prepare before we move, but they still take the most attention. Though they are not legally deemed “fragile,” certain harm (dirt, rips, tears) will occur if they are not packaged and treated properly.

There is also the matter of unpacking them after you arrive at your new location, which will go even more smoothly if you have a schedule in mind and take the time to pack clothes properly. Follow these clothing packaging tips to make the operation much more effective all over.


What to do before you start packing your clothes


  • Clean out your closet – Before you begin gathering your belongings for a move, examine your closet. Sort the clothing, shoes, coats, belts, and other accessories. What things do you pack, and which do you no longer want or need? To thoroughly evaluate your wardrobe, consider hanging all of your clothes on hangers in front of you. This will provide you with a more accurate view of what you currently possess.


  • Donate clothing you no longer wear –  It’s now time to start cleaning out your wardrobe. Begin by donating all gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories to the local Goodwill or Salvation Army. Do you have a big pile that would not fit in your car? Many of these organizations also have free pick-up services. When collecting household items, make sure to receive a tax-deductible contribution receipt from the charity.


  • Sell items that are still on trend – If you want to make a little more money on your clothing? Try selling them online, at a yard sale, or at a consignment shop.  Marketplace, Gumtree and eBay are several online marketplaces for used wardrobe products. Another excellent way to market your used household items and clothes is to have a yard sale. When organizing a yard sale in your neighborhood, use this checklist as a guide. A third choice for selling the used clothes is to sell it at a local consignment shop. Consignment shops manage anything from pricing to selling the piece. However, keep in mind that they are still entitled to a portion of the income.


  • Store away sentimental and seasonal items –  To help save room, store away you seasonal items which tend to take up a fair bit of room in your wardrobe.  Getting yourself a plastic storage bin is great to store those sentimental clothing and other items you keep in your wardrobe, this helps keep them clean and safe as well as helping to organise and save room.


  • Set Aside the Essentials – Unless you intend on loading and unpacking your clothing on moving day, you’ll still require at least a couple days’ worth of outfits once you’ve packed all. Clothing can be one of the last items you prepare, so save the clothing you’ll need in a different box or bag for however many days there will be between the day you pack and the day you move in, plus any clothes for a few days to a week afterwards. Mark the package or suitcase clearly because you know to keep it apart from the others.



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  • Dresser Drawers – You won’t even have to take something out of their dresser drawers. If they don’t add too much weight to the dresser, merely secure the drawers with a few layers of packing tape so they don’t open during the transition.  If you need to remove them, place some newspaper, packing paper or even a clean rubbish bag over the top and secure down with tape.


  • Suitcases – These are also another excellent option for carrying your clothing. You’ll have to pass them anyway, so save money on boxes and stuff them with clothes you don’t mind folding. They’re also useful for carrying heavy objects, such as bags, as well as smaller items, such as accessories.


  • Packing boxes – These would be used to pack folded clothes. Fortunately, they can be found almost everywhere. There is no lack of cardboard boxes, from online retailers and marketplaces to big box stores and nearby recycling centers. Check here for information about where to find free cardboard boxes.


  • Duffle bags – Do you even have duffel bags in your closet? These little bags are ideal for packing folded laundry and accessories. When moving with duffel bags, make sure to coil your clothing.


  • Vacuum or compression bags – These recycled storage bags are ideal for condensing fabric while also shielding it from the elements.  Also great for storing seasonal clothing.  Vacuum and compression bags are available at a variety of retailers.



What is the best way to pack shoes for a move?

Your shoes are already put through a lot, so make sure to cover them during the move. To keep their form, stuff each one with packing paper or socks. Then, individually seal the shoes in wrapping paper to avoid scuffing. You should pack your shoes in small or medium-sized cases, depending on how many you have.

Pack your shoes toe-to-heel or sole-to-sole when you go to cover them. Also, place your heavy shoes at the bottom of the box and your lightest shoes on top. This prevents your boots from crushing your sandals.


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