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7+ Ways to Professionally Pack Your Clothes When Moving

posted: 5th August

clothes that need packing for a house relocation to LondonPeople have no idea how important it is to properly prepare and pack your clothes when you are relocating. Our London movers can tell you about numerous situations in which a relocation has gone bad just because the customer hasn’t used the right boxes or wrapping materials. Not to mention the cost of transporting crates full of items, you will never again wear. You can lower your expenses significantly if you plan carefully and in advance. Here are a couple of pro tips on how to both save money and pack your clothes appropriately.

What to Do with Old Clothes

The house move is the perfect excuse to review your wardrobe and get rid of some old pieces that no longer fit you. Here is how to declutter your clothes fast before a house move – use the “3-pile” method. You divide your items into 3 separate piles – “Keep”, “Toss”, “Not Sure.”

  • Everything from the “Keep” pile needs to be neatly packed and put in the appropriate boxes.
  • Inspect the “Toss” pile and consider donating or upcycling some items. You can even use old clothes as padding in your moving crates.
  • The third pile is the one you need to spend more time on. Usually, the items in it are of good quality but for some reason, you just don’t wear them any more. Check with your friends if they don’t want some of your clothes. And if you have enough time before the move, you can even sell them in a yard sale or on the web.

This is a great method for fast packing clothes for people who haven’t cleaned their wardrobes in a while and have accumulated quite a collection. It is also useful for people with small children, as kids tend to grow very fast and need a constant change of clothes.

Packing Your Wardrobe

If you have a well-organised space and you are free of clutter, the work is already half done. There are a couple of great ways to prepare your clothes for the long transportation:

  • Use big bin bags. If you don’t own designer pieces and don’t mind ironing your clothes once you arrive at your new home, you can try this method. Put all of your hangers directly in the bag. This is a fast altho a little messy way to pack.
  • Wardrobe boxes. If wrinkled shirts and costumes are not something you desire you an always ask your moving company to supply you with a wardrobe box. This is a container made from cardboard, equipped with a rail. So you just need to move your clothes while on their hangers.
  • Mimic your wardrobe and drawers. This method will make unpacking easy and fast. Take a couple of medium boxes and transfer the contents of each drawer in them. It is important not to mix your clothes. Now when you arrive at your new London home you not only know the location of all your clothes inside the boxes but will also spend way less time arranging them.

Moving Designer Pieces

Owning designer clothes and expensive pieces means you must ensure your belongings during the relocations. All reputable London companies offer insurance as a part of their professional moving services, so this will be easy to arrange. The hard part is actually packing everything in the correct manner. You may want to delegate this task to a pro packer and don’t worry about a thing.

Professional Tips from Our London Movers

Packing is a lengthy process and you need to take your time with it. Don’t rush anything and calculate your every move. If you screw up now, it will most definitely cost you a significant sum of money to correct your mistakes. Here are some pieces of advice straight from our award-winning London movers that might be helpful to you:

  • folded sweater ready to be packed for a home move to LondonNever transport damp clothes. The risk of mould development is very high and not only that but your items can get easily damaged.
  • Keep newspapers and magazines away from any fabrics. Do not use these materials as wrappings. Ink can get easily transferred and stain your beautiful clothes.
  • Remove all belts, broaches and pins before packing. Accidents happen, and you really want to avoid ending up with a huge hole in your favourite shirt.
  • Pack accessories such as bags, gloves, belts, shoes and purses separately. Each type must have its own moving crates. Better safe than sorry.
  • Label everything. Put a “Fragile” sing on top of the boxes containing the most expensive pieces.

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