Packing Up Your Closet – 4 Tips from Overland Park Movers
Whether you’re moving to Overland Park or to/from the area, packing up the closets is the last thing most families think about. You’re probably focused on moving furnishings, appliances, or those breakable items such as dishes or family heirlooms. The fact is, if you don’t have a plan in place when it comes to packing up the closets it can be a much bigger headache than you imagine! Our Overland Park movers have a few tips to make it easier.
First of all, eliminate the things you won’t use. Whether it’s clothes that no longer fit, shoes or handbags that are worn out or out of style, or other items, get rid of it by either throwing it away or donating it to those less fortunate.
Use everything you have that’s useful for packing clothes. Clothes take up far less room when rolled instead of folded, and you can put them in luggage, dresser drawers, or even storage totes for the move. No need for dozens of boxes!
Get organized. Depending on the season, there are some items of clothing you’ll want to keep separate from those you won’t use for a while. For the things you won’t be wearing for months, pack them up ahead of time. Anything you don’t currently use can be packed up now so it’s all done when you come down to those final few days of packing.
Why take all of your hanging clothes off the hangers? This is double trouble, and LOTS of work. For items that normally hang in your closet, leave them on hangers and cover with large (lawn size) trash bags. Just make a hole in the closed end of the bag, slip the hangers through it, and you’re done! Clothes are protected, and you won’t have to spend hours at your new home putting them back on hangers.
Moving to a new home is exciting and fun, but it can also be stressful and involve more work that you anticipate. At Metrowide Movers, our Overland Park residential movers have lots of tips – after all, moving is our business! Contact us today for a free quote at 913-681-7700!