If you're moving to a new home, you likely have tons of clothes that you want to take with you. This can leave you wondering what is the best way to move clothing. Use these ideas to ensure that your clothes arrive at their destination in the best way possible.
If you are handling the move on your own, you may want to use vacuum bags to save space. This is because vacuum bags are able to really compress your clothing and take up a fraction of the space that they normally would, allowing you to move the clothes with ease. While the bags will cost more than just using a box, it may be worth it to you. It's always worth asking your residential movers if they have any issues using vacuum sealed clothing bags as part of your move. Some movers prefer to only move items in boxes, while others will take these sealed bags that save on space.
The easiest way to pack up your clothing is going to use a wardrobe box. This is because it is convenient and fast to use. Wardrobe boxes allow you to move your clothing on hangers directly from the closet to the wardrobe box, which will seal to keep them clean during the move. The wardrobe boxes also make it easy to unpack as well, since all those items can go directly into your closet with minimal time to unpack.
Another option for the clothes in your closet is to put them all into suit bags. The main purpose of using suit bags is to keep your clothing clean during the move, since they will all be inside a zipped up plastic bag. The hangers will still remain on the outside of the bag, but your clothes won't need to be washed from laying in the moving truck or if they fall to the ground at some point. Try not to stuff them too tight with clothing though, since you still want the weight of the bag to be manageable.
While you may think it is easy to leave your clothing in your dresser drawers, this adds a lot of weight to the item that makes it difficult to move. Consider packing those drawers into boxes so that your movers don't have to deal with dresser drawers packed with heavy clothing, where one wrong turn can cause the drawer to come tumbling out with great force.