Clean out Your Closet – Moving Tips

Clean out Your Closet for Moving DayClean out Your Closet

Packing your clothing properly will keep them dry and free of damage when you move. It’s important to take the process seriously and with care to prevent damage. Moving is stressful and expensive enough, there is no need to have to add to the cost by having to replace your clothing. Here are some tips for your next move for packing up your closet:

Clean out Your Closet

Moving is a great opportunity to clear out some of your old clothes, or clothes you don’t wear. The more you get rid of, the less you have to pack, and the less you have to move! Donate or sell what is gently worn, and throw out anything with holes or stains.

Sorting For Different Seasons

Sort and pack clothing by season. Start with clothes that are out of season and label the boxes. This will make unpacking easier and more convenient in your new place. You can unpack out of season clothing last since you don’t need them right away.

Stuff your Shoes

If you just dump your shoes in a box, they can get crushed and misshaped from the weight of the other shoes. There’s no telling how long before they will be unpacked when you move in. Stuff them with your socks to help them keep their shape while you move.

Use Your Luggage

Save space in boxes by packing your clothes in your suitcases and luggage. Set aside one or two pieces of luggage for the clothing you will need in the first week or so after your move. After that fill whatever spare bags or suitcases with whatever will fit from your closet.

Moving is an exciting new start with a lot of opportunities, but it comes at no little cost. Packing and making arrangements and check lists upon checklists can seem daunting. For help moving in the Boston area and beyond, contact us at Pony Express Movers for local and interstate service. Let us take some of the stress out of your move.