Moving clothes is not the easy task that it may sound like. Clothing is purposely tucked away in closets and drawers, which can lead to people underestimating the job.
Spending extra time laying out your clothing and packing it carefully is essential in avoiding a last minute packing nightmare. There are a few basics that can be followed to keep things from getting out of control.
Don’t fold and pack. Even when clothes are carefully folded and piled, they can still get jumbled and become a squirrels nest of fabric. It’s not worth it.
Hang clothing in specially designed moving boxes. There are rigid boxes designed with a cross bar for hanging clothes. Even for people with more clothes than most people, this option will save time and hassle in end.
Bag them up. Another idea is to wrap them in plain old trash bags. You simply approach a group of shirts that are hanging side by side. Then slide them all together into a trash bag. It should resemble a hanging cocoon, with multiple shirts hanging in a cluster, all wrapped in the trash bag.
Sort them first. Yes, moving is the perfect time to assess the status of your wardrobe. There should be some clothes you can part with, and others you may have forgotten about. Take the time to sort them by season before you cocoon them.
All clothes can be moved and arrived intact, and even wearable if you take the time to prepare first.