Tips For Packing Clothes For a Move

When you start packing for a move, it’s important to take inventory of all your belongings so you can keep organized and figure out what you need to bring with you – including clothes! Here are some tips on how to pack clothes for a move…

Purge Clothes

If you are like most people, you have a closet (or two) full of clothes that you never wear. Moving is the perfect opportunity to get rid of these clothes. You can either donate them or sell them. Either way, this will lighten your load and make packing easier in the long run.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does it still fit?
  • When was the last time I wore it?
  • Will I miss this if it is gone?
  • Do I have a similar piece of clothing in my closet?
  • Would I be happier with a newer piece of clothing?
    • You can always think when you get rid of one piece of clothing, you can buy a new one.

Sort by Season

If you are moving in the summer, pack your winter clothes away and vice versa. You probably won’t need those heavy sweaters in the middle of July! This will also help you save space in your boxes. You may think you are going to unpack every single box right away, but in reality, it will just take time. According to a recent study, Americans take an average of six months to finally unpack that last box.


Rolling your clothes instead of folding them will save a lot of space in your boxes. It also helps prevent wrinkles. If you’re planning to have your clothing packed away for a bit, consider getting cedar balls to add to your boxes. Cedar balls will help keep your clothes smelling fresh.

Stuff Your Shoes

Stuffing your shoes with socks or other clothes will help save space in your boxes. Plus, it will keep your shoes from getting damaged during the move.

Plan Ahead

It’s always best to plan ahead when packing for a move. This way, you can avoid any last-minute scrambling and ensure that everything is packed properly. Start by making a list of all the items you need to pack. This will help you keep track of everything and ensure that nothing gets left behind.

General Packing Tips

  • Label all boxes
  • If you decide to pack your clothing by categories, pack heavier items like jeans and sweaters in smaller boxes so they are not too heavy to carry
  • Start with essentials and work your way down.
  • Pack a small bag with all the things you will need for the first two days in your home or apartment

Now that you know how to pack your clothes for a move properly, there is nothing stopping you from having a smooth transition into your new home. Be sure to follow our packing tips closely and use plenty of packing materials–you will be glad you did when everything arrives at your destination in the same condition as when it left.

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