How to Pack Clothes Efficiently

How to Pack Clothes Efficiently

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How to Pack Clothes Efficiently

Happy people are those who have never moved their belongings. Often this event is compared to a fire. This is an exaggeration, but the skeptics have not gone far from the truth. In order to move to a new house or apartment without loss, all the rituals are observed and all the signs are taken into account, just use the tips given in this article. Your life will be easier if you address part of your moving to professionals. Check moving company reviews and ask for a moving Quote. Expenses are always disappointing but using nowadays tools like approximate moving cost calculator or numerous apps will help you to plan and even save your money. Open your notebooks, take out your pens: we are starting our lecture on "How to pack properly when moving".

Fold and / or twist clothing. 

Try to fold clothes neatly and tightly to fit in suitcases and drawers as much as possible. It is best to fold the clothes inside out, so that it is easier to smooth them after unpacking. If you are not afraid to crumple your clothes a little, you can roll them into bales.

To form a bale, place a large piece of clothing on a clean surface (such as a table). It can be a jacket, a winter coat or a large sweater.

Stack clothes on top of each other on top of a large object. Start with the largest size and move to the middle one so that the smallest size clothes are on top.

Now pick up one edge of the large garment from under the bottom. Start twisting it to tightly roll the entire stack into one bale. You can secure your clothes with an elastic band or elastic band for greater reliability.

Put your clothes in small boxes.

As in the case of books, the weight of the garment is very much underestimated. It is for this reason that it is best to put clothes in small boxes instead of large boxes. Otherwise, the bottom of the box may fall out and all the clothes will be on the floor.  Choose boxes about 30 x 30 cm in size. Larger boxes are hard to carry. When you put things together, periodically weigh the box in your hands. So you can understand when it's time to take the next box.

Use suitcases to move clothes. 

Perhaps this is the most economical way to transport clothes (of course, if you already have suitcases). Just carefully fold the clothes and put them in the suitcase. Pants and T-shirts should be placed down so that there is room for shirts and dresses. If possible, use suitcases on wheels. They are much more convenient to move to your vehicle and new home.

Don't cram too many delicate items into your suitcase. It is better to fold them freely or use a different method of packaging. Suitcases are best suited for carrying T-shirts, jeans and trousers, which can be ironed upon arrival.

Use wardrobe boxes for packing clothes. 

When moving shirts, trousers and dresses, it is important to ensure that they do not crumple. Wardrobe boxes have sufficient height and handles on both sides, as well as a hanger bar at the top. They can hang clothes on hangers, so it does not need to be folded. Also, it will allow you not to think about where to place all your hangers.

Find wardrobe boxes with a metal rod. If you put a lot of things on hangers in a box, then a metal rod will provide the necessary strength. In addition, such a box can be used several times.

Wardrobe boxes are not cheap. Use them only when necessary. Buy one or two boxes and put your most valuable clothes in them.

Our specialist agrees: "Wardrobe boxes are very convenient for moving clothes. They have a crossbar at the top, so you can just take things out of the closet and hang them right in the box. You can even put things like shoes, handbags, and accessories in the bottom of the box. Then, when you arrive at the new location, you can simply pull the clothes out of the box and hang them in the new wardrobe.

Put your clothes in trash or vacuum bags. 

Trash bags are cheap and will easily protect your clothes on hangers. At the bottom of the garbage bag, you need to cut a small hole so that the hangers pass through it. Put the clothes in the bag. In the lower part of the package, you need to tie a knot and fix it with a screed.

Vacuum bags will also be a great option. They are inexpensive, sold in almost all department stores and will save you a lot of space.

Place clothes in vacuum bags folded or unfolded, depending on the size of the bags. Close the top of the bag (usually they have a plastic clasp). Put the hose from the vacuum cleaner on the hole and remove the air.

After removing the excess air, you will get quite thin bags of clothes that can be folded into suitcases or boxes.

Use tags for boxes when moving. 

On the tag you can specify the following: season, size, type (dresses, jackets, raincoats, underwear), who owns it and where to put it in a new home. You can buy ready-made tags for moving or make them yourself. You can simply glue small sheets of paper to the box. Use strong adhesive tape.

Cover the tag completely with tape. This will protect it from rain if there is precipitation on the day of the move. The information will still be highly readable.

Make inscriptions with a black pen or marker. So they will not be erased during transportation.

Shoes should be packed separately from clothing. 

Thanks to this, the clothes will not get dirty. You can use shoe boxes, if you still have them. Then you can put them in one big box.

Fill your shoes with socks or paper so that they hold their shape and don't get damaged if you don't have any boxes left. Thanks to this, the shoes will not lose their appearance. Point the toes of your shoes in different directions to save space in the box.

Move clothing without packaging.

If you're moving nearby, you don't need to pack. For example, if your new home is a few streets away, you can put your clothes in the back seat of your car right along with the hangers. Don't transport too many clothes at once. Take only a few boxes. First, move those things that you will not need immediately after moving.

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