How To Pack Clothes For Moving

You have decided to move, made plans and even been able to secure the services of a moving company. But what you are now wondering is how to move your clothing items in such a way that they do not constitute more load. Not only that, but you are also concerned about how to pack them in such a way that they are not torn or stained in the process. 

This article will show you how to achieve all this without breaking the bank or putting too much effort. 

Things To Do Prior To Packing 

 Launder Properly

Before you start separating your items of clothing into different compartments, it is advisable you properly launder them. If there are stains on your garments, for instance, taking them off might be difficult later. When your clothing doesn’t dry as it should, it gives off an unpleasant smell that will affect other clothing items near it. So before packing and moving, tend to the clothes properly so it doesn’t get completely damaged out of negligence.

Organize your clothing 

Take a long look at your wardrobe, and then decide which ones you still find useful and the ones you need to dispose of. You can dispose of them by either selling, donating or throwing them away.

After deciding the ones that are still useful to you, you then need to sort them out based on the season. You can then pack and label the ones you won’t be needing for the season and store them. The ones that will still be in use should be together in a place with proper labelling. 

 Packing Methods

Hacks For Hanging Clothes

For apparels that you can not afford to fold, a wardrobe box might just be the best option. It is a special type of box that comes with a hanger and allows you to move them without folding. Just take them out of your closet and transfer them the same way with the hangers to the box. Leave spaces in between each apparels to prevent wrinkling. 

Do not put items at the bottom of the box to prevent the bottom from falling off. Make sure that you seal the top of the box off with tape.

To further prevent the garments from stains and anything of sorts, you can cover them with a trash bag. While still on the hanger, wear the trash bag over the clothes and then make a hole to allow the hangers to come out. Once you are done with this, you can then tie the bag at the bottom.

 Hacks For Non-Hanging Clothes

  • Use  your dresser 
  • Use cardboard boxes
  • Make use of the suitcase
  • Use duffle bags

Use Your Dresser 

If you are not travelling long-distance and your company allows it, this means is a sure way to go. Leave the items you have already in the dresser and move the dresser as a whole. You can also use each compartment by wrapping them up with films, to prevent any of them from falling out.

Cardboard Boxes

This is a useful way to move foldable outfits, as it allows you to pack them and stack the boxes.  Line the box with any material of your choosing, and then you arrange your outfits. Do not overload the box so it won’t be too heavy or make the bottom pull off in the process.

Make Use Of Your Suitcase

Rather than moving that your suitcase empty, put it to better use by packing some clothes inside it. To be able to utilize your suitcase, use the roll-up method to fold all your shirts and jeans. This way, you can fit a lot of rolled-up items in the suitcase for your move.

It can also be used to move your shoes to prevent crease or loss of shape. The hard exterior of your suitcase enables it to withstand pressure and preserve the shape of your shoes.

Use Duffle Bags

Duffle bags are great ways to pack clothes that are foldable, especially the ones that you are going to be using immediately in your new location. These bags are good to move at least a week supply of clothing items that you can wear before you start unpacking. They also are fit to pack you other essentials like your brush, toothpaste and other toiletries.


How fast and stress-free your relocation is going to be is dependent on when you start packing up. Leaving the organizing and packing of your outfits until later might bring upon you stress that you can avoid by starting early.

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