The one thing that everybody has to think about when moving is clothing. Even if you are moving to a new country, you will still need to pack a number of clothes that you will use when you arrive. Here are some practical methods you can use to pack clothes:
Folding has been around long enough and it is probably the simplest of all packing methods. Many people use it because of its simplicity and if you keep your clothes folded neatly in drawers, you will enjoy the moving process because it will take you the shortest time to pack and unpack.
However, since different clothes come in different sizes, you will be leaving space gaps between the different items and that could mean more boxes for your clothes.
This helps you maximize on space by layering your clothes in a bunch and folding them into one big package. For best results, you should place the wrinkle prone clothing at the outer layer around the socks and casual clothing that can be worn with wrinkles. This method helps save space, but it can be challenging if you forget to leave a pair of socks and you have to get one out on moving day from the center of the bundle.
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The good thing about rolling clothes is that it produces more compact results hence you will be able to make better use of the available space. Each cloth should be rolled separately and these rolls should be stacked in the suitcase or moving box. The method is very effective when saving space, but it might leave your clothes with wrinkles if you are not good in rolling.
Compression bags work by removing all the air in your clothing so that you can use that space for storing more items. They use one of the following two methods to remove air: By rolling the bag after adding all the clothes that you would like to pack. The air will be forced out and the bag is designed to ensure that air doesn’t get back in once it leaves the bag. The other method is using your vacuum cleaner to suck the air from the bags once you have placed the clothing inside them. This is more effective because of the higher vacuum pressure from the vacuum cleaner when compared to folding.
For this method, you will need to purchase the packing cubes, but they come with an advantage that is not available in any of the other methods. They are not as space efficient as compression bags, but they will keep your clothes organized throughout the trip. Depending on how you pack the clothes in the packing cubes, they might also help prevent your clothes from wrinkling.
So which method is the best one for packing clothes? It all depends on your needs and the nature of the moving services you picked. You can even mix all these methods using different methods for different boxes to get the best solution for each item of clothing.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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