When you are in the middle of a move, you have to be the master of multitasking. There are so many things you’re juggling at once that between cleaning, moving furniture, packing, and getting rid of old things that you don’t use, you don’t have room for any more on your plate.
How you pack clothes for a move is a big part of a successful moving experience – while it may seem like one of the easiest tasks (after all, everybody has packed for a trip before), it can actually be one of the most easily overlooked parts of a move. The last thing that you want to find out at the end of your move is that your clothes were torn to pieces in the process – it isn’t difficult for big and sharp-edged objects to dig into your favorite clothing and potentially ruin the best parts of your wardrobe.
So, what can you do to make sure all of your clothes are packed safely and out of harm’s way?
How to Pack Clothes for a Move
Thankfully, there are several methods that you can use to make sure you pack clothes for a move safely, securely, and out of the way during your move. Let’s take a look at the three best ways to pack clothes for your upcoming move.
1. Keep Clothes in Your Drawers
Before you start moving any of your dressers or drawers from your old home to your new one, stop what you are doing. Your dressers and drawers are actually great storage containers to use for packing your clothes. Since they already have clothes in them and you’re already planning on moving these big pieces of furniture with you anyway, you might as well load them up. Keep your existing clothes in your drawers, folding them tightly to fit more in and keep them from getting jumbled up during the move.
You may end up moving the drawers to your moving truck separately, since your dresser is most likely going to be heavy, but once you’ve loaded the shelf-less dresser into your moving truck, you can create more moving space by putting your loaded drawers back into your dresser. This is one of the best ways for condensing your clothes and saving on space while you’re moving – it also makes for a great way of protecting and securing your clothes.
2. Load up Your Bags and Suitcases
Do you and your family members have luggage containers (like large roller bags, suitcases, duffel bags, and backpacks) that you will be moving to your new accommodations? Since you are going to be taking all of these large bags to your new home anyway, why not load these up with your clothing items too?
We highly recommend making the most of all of that unused or empty space, especially when it comes to hard pieces of luggage. Hard and large pieces of luggage are great for storing your clothes in because they take up the same amount of space whether you fill them or not. Take advantage of that space by filling up your luggage with as much clothing as you can, by folding and compacting your clothes as much and you can to make sure every inch of your bags are filled before you load them up to move.
3. Use Garbage Bags and Vacuum Bags
If you have a lot of clothes you are trying to move and you’re trying to pack your clothes to take up as little space as possible, we highly recommend getting some vacuum bags. Vacuum bags give you the ability to compress your clothing to a fraction of the size that they would normally take up, giving you the ability to squeeze your clothes into tighter places. You can even take these vacuum packed bags and place them in your dresser or luggage, as mentioned earlier, giving you even more room in your moving truck.
Garbage bags are another great way to protect your clothing while moving. Take some scissors and cut a hole in the bottom of the garbage bag. You can then take a bundle of clothing on hangers, put the top of the hangers through the hole in the bottom of the garbage bag, and voila, you have a clothing protector.
Making Your Move Easier
Do you have more questions about how to pack your clothes for a move, packing in general, or moving? On the Go Moving has over a decade of experience in providing a professional and personal moving experience that will take the stress off of your shoulders and get you moved into your new home quickly. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your next move!