Got a wardrobe that’d easily give Kim Kardashian’s a run for its money? What about a shoe collection that would make Carrie Bradshaw’s jaw drop? If you’re planning to move houses soon, you’re probably wondering what to do with your mind-blowingly large collection of clothes. Don’t worry, you won’t have to part ways with any of your clothes if you don’t want to – we know how much they mean to you! Here are some essential packing tips for you and your monstrous collection of threads.
1) Invest in a garment box
These days, there are magical containers called garment boxes which are specifically designed to transport large amounts of clothes from one place to another. Garment boxes allow you to store all your clothes with the hanger still inside them, making it ultra convenient and time-efficient. There’s also usually some room for shoes too!
2) Use suitcases
This is an oldie but a goodie. If you don’t have a garment box, you can use some of your suitcases to do the heavy lifting for you. This is a bit of a two-birds-with-one-stone situation because you’re finding a way to move both your suitcase and the clothes within it. Don’t place anything fragile in the suitcase, however; they’re not designed for fragile goods!
3) Garbage bags
Garbage bags are an age-old life hack for packing your clothes. If you’ve got an especially large collection of winter clothes, like soft jumpers and track pants, garbage bags are often a great candidate for these guys. Jumpers and pants aren’t delicate and don’t have any pointy, intricate bits that could tear a hole in your garbage bag. But be warned, make sure that your garbage bags with clothes in them are clearly labelled. You don’t want them ending up in landfill by mistake!
4) Store shoes in cardboard boxes
Shoes simply can’t go in garbage bags. They’re too heavy and too pointy, especially if you’re a fan of high heels. Use common cardboard boxes to store your shoes, wrapping them in packing paper or newspaper if they’re at risk of being scuffed.
5) Lighten the load
Don’t exit your browser in fear… just hear us out: you don’t have to get rid of any clothes, but it would make it easier if you did. Some clothes you may not have worn for a year or so; if that’s the case, why not give them to an op shop so that someone else can put them to good use?
Moving with lots of clothes may seem like a headache at first, but once you use these five essential tips, it’ll get a lot easier. If you need an A-grade moving team, get in touch with the experts at The Moving Company. They’ve moved even New Zealand’s biggest wardrobes and can definitely help moving yours too – they’re up for the challenge! Grab a quote from The Moving Company today.