If you are moving soon, getting your wardrobe ready for the removalist service can be a daunting task. You not only need to make sure that you don’t forget anything, but you will also want to make things easy on yourself when you arrive at your new home. Here are some tips to help you get organized and get packed up without creating a major headache for yourself.
Small items like jewelry can be easily missed during a home move! Don’t let this happen! If possible, transport all of your jewelry with you inside your vehicle and follow these packing tips.
For Jewelry with Jewelry Boxes insert cotton inside the jewelry box, filling up all excess space.
For Loose Fashion Jewelry run to your kitchen and grab the cling wrap! Yes, cling wrap! Place a long sheet of cling wrap on a flat surface. Now, lay your jewelry flat on the cling wrap. Make sure that there is ample space in between each piece. Once everything is laid out, place another layer of cling wrap atop the spread and allow it to stick and settle. You can now roll the cling wrap sheet with your jewelry very gentle and place it in a well cushioned box.
For Small Earrings and Rings you can use a pill organizers or egg cartons!
For all Jewelry: Jewelry can be easily misplaced and lost, label their boxes/container/bags carefully. If possible, write an inventory for you to check on a day or two before the big move.
Bags, Purses and Wallets
Like shoes, a purse can make or break your outfit. And just like good quality shoes, purses don’t come cheap. Extend some TLC when packing your bags and purses with these tips, you definitely won’t regret it.
For Regular Bags and Small Purses you may fill the purses with tissue paper and wrap them individually. Now find a bigger bag where it fits with ease, place it inside the bag and fill the empty space with tissue paper. You may now wrap the bag with tissue paper or place it inside a clear plastic bag. Repeat this procedure for all small purses and wallets. Once you are done, place the bags next to each other standing up on the base of a cushioned box. Avoid stacking anything on top of the bags to avoid their shape from warping. Add more paper or tissue for cushioning then close the box.
For Designer Bags place them inside their respective dust bags and back to their original boxes. However, if these are unavailable, start by stuffing the bag with paper or tissue paper to preserve its form. You may use clean, preferably clear bags to individually wrap each bag or wrap all around with tissue paper. Place the bags next to each other standing up on the base of a cushioned box. Do not stack anything on top of the bags to avoid damaging the handles or warping their shape. Add more paper or tissue for cushioning then close the box.
Shoes and Boots
The best way to pack shoes is to keep them inside their original boxes or detachable shoe drawers and stack them together. If this isn’t doable, you can do the following tips to pack your shoes.
For regular / heavy-duty / rugged shoes insert tissue paper inside of the shoes to retain their shape during the move. Take one shoe and wrap it with wrapping paper starting from one corner moving towards the center of the paper. Once you’ve reached the center, take its pair and wrap it with the rolled up shoe to bundle them up together. Place the bundle inside a cushioned boxed and add more shoes next to it. Remember to always stack the bundles up according to weight and size; heavy at the bottom, light at top.
For fancy heels a.k.a The Louboutins you Love insert tissue paper inside the shoe to retain shape and form. Take a box and add foam sheets / bubble wrap on the bottom of the box for cushioning. Now measure the length and width of the inside of the box. Now, using a spare box, cut up strips of card board of the same length and width, for the height, take into account the size of the shoes you will be placing inside. Create cell dividers inside the box and secure with tape.
You can wrap your shoes just like regular shoes before placing them into their individual cells. For extra cushioning, fill the individual cells with more foam paper/tissue paper. If you intend to stack more shoes inside the box. Take your box’s measurements and cut a piece of cardboard that will serve as your base for the second tier. Repeat the process by cushioning the second tier and creating cell dividers.
For Tall Boots you may insert tissue paper inside the shoe for toe to heel area. If you have dispensable pool noodles around, you may take the measurement of your boots’ shaft (the part that covers your leg), cut the pool noodle and tuck it inside. Prevents damage, retains shape and saves you A LOT of packing tissue.
Now that your shoes are out of the way, you can get started on clearing out your closet and pack your clothes.
For folded clothes you can easily toss these (folded of course) into moving boxes or better yet, empty suitcases. Include a sheet of foam or bubble wrap on top of the pile before closing the box, this will prevent damage when you will be opening the box with a box cutter.
For clothes on hangers you may use empty (CLEAN) garbage bags. While still on the rack, take a reasonable number of items, insert the bottoms of the clothes in an open garbage bag. Tie the garbage bag at the base of the hangers to secure. If you still have a problem transporting these to your new home, it’s best to invest in a MiniMovers Portable Wardrobe Box.
For delicate clothing you may need to purchase “Hanging Clothes Protectors” for each clothing piece.
Preparing the Wardrobe for the Move
If the wardrobe needs to come along as well, you should start by taking the drawers out. This will make the wardrobe easier for the removalist team to lift. If the wardrobe features glass components, consider removing these items so that they don’t get broken. If you prefer to not remove the drawers while you pack up your wardrobe, make sure that you don’t use tape. Tape can be especially difficult to remove and may damage the finish on the wardrobe.
If the wardrobe is still too heavy or too large to move safely, even with the drawers out, you should consider taking it apart. Make sure to carefully pack up all screws, bolts and tools required to reassemble the wardrobe together so that you will know where everything is. Don’t forget to pack up the instructions for assembly as well!
Careful Planning Is Important
When it comes to moving your wardrobe, careful planning is important to make sure that everything goes smoothly. By taking the time to assess what needs to be done before you get started, you can ensure that you will have enough time to finish the job and that you will have all of the supplies that are needed. If you prefer not to get involved with moving your wardrobe, MiniMovers can handle the entire process.
Unpacking the Wardrobe
Once your move is complete, the next step is to simply unpack everything and get back to daily life! Thanks to your careful organisation and planning, you will know where everything is and you will have just have moved your wardrobe without giving yourself a headache!
If you don’t have the time to spend on packing up your own wardrobe, our removalist services can help you to get everything in order and save you time.
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