Blog: How to Pack Clothes

How to Pack Clothes

The art of packing clothes includes a bit more trickery than simply shoving pieces of clothing into bags or boxes. There are certain subtleties in packing that make for more efficient time management and packing, which results in an easier house relocation. Better packing means using less boxes and having more space for other boxes. That means less trips with the removal van, less moving vans used, or less storage space needed when moving house. So if you want your removals to go easier, learn how to do the proper packing so that you do not have to deal with too many boxes. Here are a few tips and tricks:

Roll, don’t fold
One thing that people always mistake is that they have to fold the clothes properly to cover less space. That is actually wrong – when you roll them they take much less space, and you can fill a box with much more pieces of clothing than if you fold and place them inside. Also, this is a good method to use if you are moving with bags instead of boxes.

Use clothes as bags
Some clothes can be very useful in more ways than one. If you have old pieces of clothing which you rarely or never use and they can serve as a container, stuff them with other clothes and use them as bags. That means less money and time spent on packing supplies and materials. You have had no idea how useful a big old apron can be until now!

Minimise
One thing that people overlook is the ability to actually throw away clothes they won’t need. Sometimes you just hold on to belongings regardless if you will need them or not, but if you won’t need something, you can use it in more ways than one. A box of unneeded clothes could be sold to pay for the transport of the rest or to buy more packing supplies.

Order of Packing
Pack your non-essential clothing first. Those include off-season clothing and clothes you rarely (if ever) use. Pack regularly used clothing in the last days before the move.

Make use of these tips and you will have a much easier time packing clothes. And then you will have an even easier time moving and then even unloading the clothes before settling in your new home.