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Friday, 22 April 2016 18:12

4 Steps to Packing Clothes

Packing all your clothes before the big move can be a daunting task. Here are four easy steps to get you started.

Step 1: The Keepers and the Giveaways

Moving is an opportunity to clean out your closet and give away unwanted items. When you sort through your clothes, it is also a great excuse to make space for even more shopping! Why? Because you can. When you realise more than a third of your wardrobe looks dated, you can add them to your “give away” pile and reward yourself with a shopping trip in the near future.

Step 2: Packing the Closet

Packing any hanging clothes in your closet is easy when you use wardrobe boxes. These boxes are specifically designed to allow you to hang your clothes right inside the box without damaging or wrinkling the items. (Note, if you stuff the box too fully, your clothes will actually get wrinkled.) A metal bar sits on top of the box which allows you to continue to hang your clothes during the move. You can get wardrobe boxes from a professional moving company which will save you hours of packing and unpacking!

Step 3: Packing Your Dresser

Clothes are usually light enough to remain in the drawers, and professional movers will know to wrap your dresser in a moving blanket with all the clothes inside. However, if you have any concerns about the structural integrity of the dresser, remove the drawers and wrap each in heavy, commercial grade plastic wrap with your clothes still in them. Move the dresser and drawers separately. When you arrive at your destination, you will only have to remove the wrap before putting them back in the dresser.

Step 4: Packing Your Suitcase

We always recommend making the best use of all your storage and space. Suitcases are great for packing clothes since that’s exactly what they were designed for. The wheels on the suitcase also make the moving process convenient. Any remaining clothes can go in moving boxes. (You can also consider using suitcases for heavier items like books.)

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