Packing most possessions safely is a relatively straightforward process. While most of us own at least a few very fragile items, most are pretty solid and sturdy. Examples include books, DVDs, furniture, bedding, pots, pans, and files. We really don’t have to worry about their safety during a move. Clothing certainly is durable in its own right, but we can we pack it just like any other item?
To answer the question, you could. You could take all the clothing from your closet and pack it in regular moving boxes.
But, what about the expensive articles of clothing that you possess? Whether it be a gown, jacket, shirts, or pants, my guess is that you would probably rather not pack them into a box just like you would a bunch of books.
Let’s face it, some articles of clothing are just not meant to be folded. But how do we get around this when moving?
You could just leave them on hangers and throw them in the back of a moving truck or your own vehicle. If you are doing a short distance move, then you’ll probably be just fine.
Sure, you could fold up all your clothing and place them into a box. You could fold that dress, or those dress shirts. But do you really want to?
When you fold nice clothing, don’t expect it to look pretty when you unpack it. That will be just one more issue you will have on your hands during your move.
This is particular the case for long distance moves. What’s the solution? Wardrobe moving boxes.
In essence, they are like mini portable closets. The size varies depending on where you purchase them, but they typically are 24x24x40. They come with a bar just like what you would see in a closet, so you can hang your clothes as opposed to folding and packing.
These boxes are also very strong, so you can pack other boxes on top if need be. You won’t have to be concerned about it collapsing and causing damage.
I have seen at least one wardrobe box with a bar that can hold up to 150 pounds distributed. In other words, you can pretty much put as much clothing as you can possibly fit.
You can also place quite a few shoe boxes at the bottom of the box, so you save that much more space.
Once all your clothing arrives at your new location, you can take all your clothing out of the boxes and hang them in your closet right away. No unfolding and placing on hangers.
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