Tips For Relocating Your Closet

August 24, 2015

People are often amazed at the amount of items that people have when it comes time to take them off the wall and out of the drawer and pack them into cardboard boxes. A particularly deceptive area is the closet. From clothing to shoes to miscellaneous items, the closet is a monster all on its own.

How To Start Packing Your Closet

The first thing you need to do, before even getting any boxes ready, is to purge. Closets become homes to those items we all mean to wear but that don’t fit, don’t suit us or are simply worn out. Don’t move things you do not need. Purge your closet by making three piles from everything you own: things to keep, things to donate and things to toss.

Is There A Simple Way To Move Clothing?

Believe it or not, yes. Make sure everything is clean and securely on the hanger. Take garbage bags and place them upside down over the clothing, making a slit in the bottom of the bag so that the curve of the hangers can poke through. Tie the open end of the bag to protect the bottoms of clothing items from dust and dirt. When you get to your new place, simply remove the bags; everything is ready to be put away.

If you will be moving far, or things will be in storage for awhile, consider using wardrobe boxes for extra protection from the elements.

How To Move Shoes And Accessories

Use a clear bin to store all of your shoes. At any time during the moving process, you’ll be able to see said shoes and get to a pair if you’ve packed them prior to realizing you need them.

For accessories, get a box that would normally be used for separating drinking glasses. Use the separate compartments to separate belts, necklaces, scarves and other small items. This will keep everything safe and prevent it from becoming a tangled mess.

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