Relocating to a new home can be both exciting and challenging. One of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of moving is packing. While some items in your home prove annoying or tedious to box up, clothes can be fun to pack if you know some incredibly clever tricks from your cheap Manhattan movers. Here, you will find four of the best ways to pack hanging and folded clothing for your big move.
1. Pack the Drawer
If you find yourself with an abundance of dresser drawers full of folded clothing, it can prove to be very time-consuming to transfer all these folded clothes into packing boxes from the dresser drawers. Not to mention, you’ll have to move your dressers at some point as well. With a little creativity, you can tackle both at the same time. Instead of removing your clothes from the dresser drawers, merely wrap individual drawers in plastic moving wrap to hold your threads in place and place the drawers into your moving truck or car.
2. The Hangers and All
If it’s time to pack up the copious amount of hanging clothes in your closet, don’t waste time removing the clothes from the hangers and folding them just to pack them. Grab a handful of hanging clothes, poke the hanger hooks through the bottom of a garbage bag, use a bread tie to secure the hangers in a bundle, drape the garbage bag over the clothes, and lay the bag down in the back hatch of your car. A job that would’ve taken over an hour can be shorted down to mere minutes with this clever trick.
3. Bag ‘Em and Pack ‘Em
While the most common way to pack away clothes is to use boxes, you may want to consider changing your moving strategy up a little bit. Instead of grabbing some of those rigid moving boxes, opt to stuff your folded clothes into a garbage bag instead. Garbage bags are easier to acquire, come with built-in handles, and are easier to carry than a large, ungainly box. A garbage bag full of clothes could also act as a cushion for your more delicate objects, or you can stuff it between two boxes of fragile possessions.
4. Pack in Layers
If you’d rather not utilize the garbage bag trick for packing away your hanging clothes, there is another option that might appeal to you. Using a suitcase or a box, you can just pack your hanging clothes away by layering them. Remove a handful of hanging clothes from the rod, 4-5 at a time, lay the clothes down along the bottom of the box or suitcase but fold them over halfway so that the hooks of the hangers are now lying on top of the hem of the clothes. Continue to pile on folded layers of hanging clothes, keeping them on their hangers, until everything is packed.
To make your moving load lighter for the move, consider going through all your clothes and doing a small purge of items that no longer fit, are damaged, or are no longer desirable to you. Pack these unwanted clothes up and donate them to a local homeless shelter or charity organization. By paring down, you can save on the cost to hire movers and do some good for your community at the same time.