When it comes to moving home, there are surely no more important things than the contents of our wardrobes. Clothes are so important to our daily lives as they represent who we are and we always want to be looking at our best.
We tend to forget about our clothes in the moving process and often people just throw them all into a bin bag and throw them into the back of the removals van. But if you want to take good care of your clothes, then read our guide on how to pack your wardrobe successfully:
Take everything out of your wardrobe so that you can have a good look at everything that is in there. Move all of the clothes onto the bed or onto the floor so that you have all of the space that you need to see the (possibly) hundreds of items that have been stashed away inside the wardrobe.
Once everything is removed, you will need to clean the inside of the wardrobe. For this we recommend using hot soapy water and a sponge. Take your time to clean the whole thing top to bottom to ensure that there is no dust or dirt inside. This is probably a task that not many of us do regularly, so think of it as a little bit of pre-spring cleaning for your new home.
Now that you are waiting for your wardrobe to dry, it is time to organise all of your belongings. Make piles such as ‘Keep’ and ‘Donate’. This is a great excuse for a
clear out, so if you haven’t worn something in a long time, perhaps it is time to throw it out or donate it to a good cause. Taking unwanted items with you will only give you more work to do, so be as ruthless as you possibly can.
Once you have decided which clothes you want to throw away or donate, put them in a bin bag (or two or three!) and set them to one side. Put them somewhere away from your own removals things so that you don’t end up taking these unwanted items by mistake.
Now that you have decided which items you are keeping, organise them into ‘types’. For example, you may have a pile of shoes, one pile for dresses, and another for trousers. Select appropriate sizes and shapes of boxes that will fit the items into it.
Use large boxes to store your clothes and, where possible, try to keep them on hangers. This will ensure that your move goes a lot faster as you can just simply hang up your clothes straight away once you are moved into your new home. Fold your clothes appropriately so that you don’t have to do a lot of ironing on your first few days in your new home too!
If you are struggling to decide whether to keep an item or not, simply think about how many times in the last year that you have worn that item.
If you haven’t worn it at all but keep thinking you may wear it, perhaps it is time to throw it away!
Only put items that are still wearable in the donate
pile. Charities want quality items which they can resell or otherwise donate to good causes. Giving them sub-par clothing only gives them more work to do. So only donate things which you think others would want.
Also, for some good quality items, you may be able to sell them yourself. If you have a lot of designer shoes that you want to get rid of but want to make some money on, try auctioning them online.
This is a guest post. Grace is a an expert in the field of energy, green living and relocation. You can take advantage of their experience as they currently handle the office organization of Easingwold house removals