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 organised and get packed up without creating a major headache for yourself.
Before you get started with packing, you should gather the right tools in order to get the job done. Here are the items that you will need:
- A box cutter (much safer than using scissors to cut open boxes)
- Packing tape and tape gun (stop wrestling with the tape and invest in this nifty gadget)
- A marker (for labeling the boxes so that you know where everything is)
- Boxes (use the ones from the removalist service)
Shoes and Boots
Now that you have the right items, you should pick a place to start. Packing up all of your shoes first is a good place to start. Act like you are putting together a puzzle and neatly arrange a box full of shoes and boots. You should make sure that you leave out the pairs that you might need for work and a pair of sneakers for your move. Put these items in a suitcase so that you can reach them easily while your other items are packed away on the removal truck.
Next you should pack other boxes with similar items all in one box. Place all of your shirts in one box. Place all of your sweaters in another. For heavier items such as denim and jackets, you should make sure to add another layer of tape around the box that contains these items so that it doesn’t break. In addition, neatly folding your items before you place them in the box or opting for a box where you can hang clothes inside can keep them free of wrinkles.
If you have valuable items such as jewellery, you should make sure that you tightly wrap the jewellery boxes before you pack them in a box to ensure that the individual items don’t slip out. For items that you hold of particular sentimental value or high worth, it might be a good idea to pack these items in your suitcase instead so that you don’t have to worry about where they are during the move.
Accessories such as belts and handbags should be placed in their own box as well so that they do not get smashed. You can consider packing these items with your socks in order to provide some extra cushioning in the box for those leather handbags that you don’t want to get creased.
Arranging all of the items that will go into each box in a pile first can save you time by ensuring that no loose items are left behind once a box has been packed. In addition, by doing this you will also know exactly how many boxes you will need before you start packing.
Label the Boxes
Make sure that you label all of the boxes so that you know what is in each one. If it makes things easier for you, you can also write down a list of all of the items that are in each box if there are certain items that you would like to be able to get to quickly once you arrive at your destination. A great way to do this also, is to use coloured dots to easily label each room
Invest in MiniMovers Porta robes
Investing in wardrobe boxes is highly recommended and can take the hassle out of packing up your wardrobe. Wardrobe boxes are specifically designed to transport your clothing and keep them in the same condition that they were in before you moved. MiniMovers offers several different sizes of wardrobe boxes and they can fit just about any clothing item that you need to store.
Before you start packing, you will need to assemble the wardrobe boxes. Boxes from MiniMovers do not come pre-assembled so you will need to do it yourself. The process is not difficult and all that is required is some packing tape from your tape gun. Start by taking the flat box and popping out the side to make the box square. Note which side is the top of the box and the bottom box and adjust accordingly. Simply fold in the flaps to make the bottom of the box and then apply packing tape so that the bottom of the box is securely. A single strip of packing tape across and lengthwise to seal the openings should do the trick. If the box is a bit heavy, you should add a bit more tape in order to guarantee that the box stays secure.
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. Click here to request a free quote for removalist services today!