IMG_0142.JPGMoving home can a stressful experience, but there are ways you can keep those anxiety levels to a minimum.
Packing your clothes can be quite easy if you know how to do it. To make your job at least a bit easier, we have gathered the best tips on packing clothes for your house removal – so that they get to the destination safely, unwrinkled and ready to unpack as well. Read on and find out more about this.
1. Sort things out. Before you even start packing, you need to sort things out. Toss away anything you don’t wear any longer because it will become just “extra packing” along the way. Those jeans you used to wear in college? Those dresses you bought and never actually wore? Someone could make good use of them – donate them or organise a garage sale to get rid of them efficiently.
2. Once you got rid of the clothes you don’t need any longer, start grouping them according to the season in which you wear them. Mark the boxes/bags in which you have placed off-season clothing items and leave them to the last when unpacking because you will not need them right away. This will make unpacking easier than you even thought it could be and it will help you speed up things at your new home.
3. If you have clothing items you really don’t want to wrinkle, do make sure you get at least a few wardrobe boxes. They come in as extremely handy precisely for this kind of “trips” and they will keep your clothes neat and wrinkle-free. Plus, if they don’t come with labels on them, you can always add something that says on which side they should be handled by the removals company or man with van company Belgravia so that the clothes stay nice inside.
4. Remember that luggage makes for great “packing” material. In fact, you should definitely use everything of this kind and especially with items that are a bit more sensitive (such as clothing items made from sensitive fabrics).
5. When packing things that used to hang in your closet and which are not very easy to get wrinkled, simply fold them in halves and place them in medium-large boxes. Also, if you’re not moving very far away, you can always simply layer these clothes on the backseats of your car and “unpack” them as soon as you get to the new home.
6. Use medium boxes for T-shirts, sportswear and any other items that do not wrinkle and which are not sensitive in any way. Make sure you fold them nicely so that you don’t have much work to do with cleaning and/or ironing them once you get to unpack them.
7. Undergarments, socks and smaller items can be packed in small bags or boxes. Place these smaller containers alongside the other items in the larger boxes so that they don’t get lost during the removals.
8. Shoes should be packed using shoeboxes. If you don’t have the original shoeboxes, do invest in some of them. Once you are done with placing each pair of shoes in its box, place all of them in a larger box and label it.
9. Remember to leave some things out for the day of the moving and for the first night and day at the new home as well. Most likely, you will not finish unpacking everything on your very first day and you will need to change your clothes. Remember to include underwear, socks, towels and everything else you will need and keep them in a handbag or something that will come in handy and that will be easily noticeable.