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Tips for Packing Clothes for Moving

wardrobe-boxesPacking your wardrobe can be one of the easiest steps of your moving preparation if you do it right.

Moving is a good opportunity to get rid of many of the clothes you never wear. When you’re packing, ask yourself if you’ve worn the article in the past year. If the answer is no, you may want to put it in a separate box for the Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Packing the dresser
If you have a lightweight dresser, such as one made of pine, you can simply leave your clothes inside. Clothes are light, so leaving them in the drawers does not add much weight to the furniture. When the movers arrive they will wrap the dresser in a moving blanket and move the dresser with all the clothes inside. If there are any concerns about the structural integrity of the dresser (pressboard furniture), then the clothing needs to be removed. Any loose items, such as pens, and spare change should be removed from dressers.

Packing the closet
If you have hanging clothes, you can rent wardrobe boxes to move your clothes and avoid wrinkling. These boxes act as a cardboard closet, with a bar inside for hangers. Ask your moving coordinator to send some with the crew on move day.

Packing in boxes
Start by filling your suitcases with clothes. You’re going to have to move them anyway, so make them useful instead of taking up empty space in the truck. Pack the remainder of your clothes in 4.5 cubic foot boxes.


And for the most visual folks, we have some how-to videos so you can learn to pack other common household items.

2 Responses to “Tips for Packing Clothes for Moving”

  1. JULIANA Says:

    I need one of this boxes, it is posible to buy it.

  2. olympiamoving Says:

    Hi Juliana,

    Absolutely! If you are in the Boston or DC area, fill out this online order form (http://olympiamoving.com/moving-supplies/) and someone will contact you to set up a materials delivery. Otherwise, you can purchase these at your local moving company.

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