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Tips For Packing Clothes For A Move

Copperstate Moving knows firsthand that moving normally isn’t an easy task. There is a lot of thought and work that goes into moving. One of the most time-consuming tasks is packing clothes. But our Arizona moving company knows it’s an essential item that must come with you on the move, so we have put together some tips for packing your clothes for a move. 

Step 1: Organize, Declutter, and Clean Clothing

Before we focus on which clothes to pack, we need to ensure they are clean and free of stains before being packed. If stained it’s time to part ways with that clothing item. Once you go through that, it is time to assess the rest of the clothes and get rid of doesn’t make the cut. 

Let’s get started:

  • Organize by season (and family member if you aren’t moving alone)
  • Create piles of similar items and match a packing box with the size of the pile. 
  • Get rid of as many clothes as possible to avoid packing more than necessary

Step 2: Pack Off-Season Clothing Ahead of Time

Once you have everything organized, you are ready to start packing clothes for moving! The first thing to pack should be the seasonal clothes you will not be using or needing within the first three months of your move date. Don’t forget to label these boxes properly. 

Tip: Make sure if you are storing the clothes for a lengthier period, put them in the proper garment bags to protect them.

Step 3: Create a “Moving Week” Box of Clothing

When packing your clothes, it is important to leave enough clothes out for the week of. After a long move, the last thing you want to do is start to unpack to find the clothes you need for that week. That includes enough socks, undergarments, pajamas, and specific clothes for anything going on that week. We offer our packing services along with our tips for packing clothes for a move to help with the whole packing process!  

Step 4: Pick the Best Packing Method for Moving Clothing

Staying organized and packing in a way that works for you is crucial! We want to share some of the easiest ways to pack clothes to move:

  • Use wardrobe boxes
  • Leave clothes in their drawers
  • Wrap hanging clothes
  • Vacuum seal off-season clothes
  • Pack dedicates and shoes separately 
  • Creating clothing “bundles”
  • Clothing is heavy, so pack in small boxes
  • Use luggage to move a wardrobe 

Stay as organized as you can during this, and this once time-consuming task will be a breeze. Once you’ve gone through our tips for packing clothes for a move, then our team can take over with all of our moving services! Copperstate is ready for your call. Contact us today for a free moving quote! 

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