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How to Move Clothes

January 16th, 2013 - 1:46 PM

I like clothes. A lot. If shopping was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. When we moved, I had to learn how to properly pack my clothing so that it didn’t get damaged, wrinkled, or destroyed in the move. Let me share with you how to move clothes so that your clothing—whether a little or a lot—gets moved properly.

First, sort and condense your clothing
Because your price to move is directly related to how much you’re moving, there’s no use moving clothing (or other things) you no longer want. If you have clothing you no longer wear or that no longer fits, consider donating or selling it. Personally I don’t like the idea of having a garage sale (they’re a lot of work), so my unwanted clothing gets donated charity. If you like the idea of a garage sale, check out our blog post on how to have a successful moving sale .

Separate clothing into seasons
If you’re moving in the fall or winter, you won’t need your shorts and tank tops right away. Separate your clothing into seasons so that you can pack them together and label the boxes you will need right away.

Pack your clothes
Clothing that is already folded and in drawers can be moved in the drawers. If you need to move the drawers empty for whatever reason, just pack the folded clothing in boxes, making sure to pack them tight so they don’t move around, but not stuffed so much that they wrinkle. For clothing that is hanging, you will want to invest in good wardrobe boxes. These are sturdy moving boxes with built in rods for hanging your clothes. It is recommended to use one box for every 2 feet of closet space. So if you have a 6 foot closet, you will need 3 wardrobe boxes. Using wardrobe boxes will allow your clothes to travel hanging up, so they don’t get wrinkled. Be sure and label the boxes with the person’s name and season, such as “Brittney’s Summer” so you can easily find boxes you need when unpacking.

Moving your boxes
When it comes time to move, why not use a moving service that can accommodate all of your belongings. With U-Pack, you pack and load your belongings and we drive them to your new location. You pay only for the space you use (down to a 5 ft. minimum). To get an idea of how much it costs to move your clothes (and everything else) with U-Pack, get a free moving quote today! It’s an affordable, simple, reliable moving solution.