Moving can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to packing clothes. To make the process easier, it's important to know the best way to pack clothes for moving. One of the cheapest and easiest ways to move hanging clothes is to use large drawstring garbage bags. Simply tuck the clothes inside while holding the hangers and tighten the cords around the hanger hooks.
The rolling military method is also a great way to fold items when moving or traveling. To roll items correctly, place them on a hard surface and turn the bottom over. Start rolling up until you reach the middle of your shirt, making sure it's as tight as possible. Then start rolling from above until both sides meet in the middle.
Unfold the bag at the bottom and place it over the garment to prevent unrolling during transport. Closet boxes are also a great way to pack hanging clothes. These rectangular boxes come with hanging bars that are ideal for moving clothes on hangers. They are sturdy enough to hold a lot of clothes and their shape helps keep wrinkles at bay.
Although they can be expensive, they are worth it if your budget allows. It's also important to separate items such as pajamas, sportswear, underwear, comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes and work clothes. Clothes should be one of the last things you pack, so set aside the clothes you'll need in a separate box or suitcase for the days that pass between packing and moving in, plus clothes for a few days or a week later. Before packing your wardrobe items, make sure they are clean and free of stains. If you want to make unpacking easier, categorize your items before packing them up. This will help pack folded clothes, especially when you're running out of boxes.
However, this method doesn't offer much weather protection between the house and the moving truck. When deciding how many moving boxes you need, consider adding a few closet boxes to your list if your budget allows. Vacuum sealing is also an option if you're only storing your clothes out of season for a short period of time. To make sure your clothes stay clean and organized during your move, create a plan before packing them up. Slide a bag over a group of clothes that are still on their hangers from the bottom and then tie the bag at the top. You can also make a hole in the bottom of the bag and run the hangers with the clothes through it. Finally, tall boxes with hanging shelves at the top are ideal for making sure that your hung clothes don't crease and are protected from dirt and dust.
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