It isn’t uncommon for people not to know how to pack for moving house, especially if they’ve never moved into a new home before. Packing tends to be the job that everyone hates and getting the whole contents of your house into boxes can be a lengthy process. Thankfully, there are some ways that you can make things much easier for yourself and packing up your home doesn’t always have to be tedious.
Whilst some items are fairly straightforward to pack, many are unsure where to start when it comes to packing their clothes. There are a few different ways that you can move your clothes from one house to another and, as you may expect, some methods are better than others. So, to help any homeowners who need to start packing their belongings, below we have put together some useful tips for packing clothes.
Have a clear-out before you start packing
To prevent you from taking unnecessary amounts of clothes with you to your new home, it’s a good idea to have a clear-out before packing. Choose carefully which clothes you want to take with you and try not to pack anything that you don’t wear anymore. If you have children, go through their drawers and wardrobes too, and sort through them to make sure you’re not packing clothes that they’ve outgrown or that are stained/damaged.
Keep clothes in your furniture
It is likely that you won’t have to empty all of your pieces of furniture before they’re moved to your new home. So, if you have booked a moving company, ask them if you can keep non-fragile items in your chest of drawers, they’re often happy for you to do this and it can make packing easier. Just make sure you tape these drawers shut to avoid issues on moving day.
Use wardrobe boxes
Instead of folding all of your clothes into standard packing boxes, use hanging garment boxes instead. These useful boxes can save time and hassle, and you can simply move your clothes from your wardrobe to the box, you don’t even need to take them off their hangers. Some moving companies provide wardrobe boxes on the day of the move, so double-check whether you need to buy these or not alongside your other packing supplies.
Make the most of your suitcases
The majority of people will have suitcases that need to be moved to their new house and it is always worthwhile filling these suitcases with light items like foldable clothes. Using your suitcases can save you money on packing boxes and they will also be more convenient to transport on moving day thanks to their wheels and handles.
Use vacuum bags
In addition to purchasing traditional packing materials, you should also consider getting some vacuum bags. These plastic bags are perfect for bulky out-of-season clothes like winter jumpers and coats as they will prevent them from taking up too much space in your wardrobe boxes, they can also go straight into storage in your new home. If you use vacuum bags, it is beneficial to label them in the same way you label your boxes.
Have an essentials box
When you’re packing your clothes, make sure that you keep a packing box to one side for ‘essentials’. In this box, you can put things like your pyjamas and clothes for the next day so you don’t have to worry about unpacking all of your clothes on the day you move into your new home. You will definitely thank yourself for having an essentials box.
Packing for your house move
Hopefully, if you’re wondering how to pack for moving house, the information above will come in handy. Taking into consideration all of these different tips should make it much easier for you to get your clothes ready for moving day and ensure that your bedroom is packed up in the best possible way. Whenever you’re packing, always remember that you have to unpack too, so try to make things as easy as possible for your future self.
If you’re looking for a moving company that can assist you with your house move, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Moving Home Made Easy. We provide a number of useful moving services, including packing services, and we can help to make the whole process of moving much less stressful. When you book our moving services, portable wardrobe boxes are included in the moving cost and we have additional packing supplies available to purchase too, so feel free to contact us to discuss all of your packing needs in more detail.