When it comes to packing clothes, it’s safe to say we’ve seen it all — the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ve seen everything from meticulously packed suitcases to clothes shoved into dressers weighing twice what they should because they were so overstuffed. There are a few simple ways to avoid overstuffing, so read on for our top suggestions.

How To Pack Clothing For Your Move

The Purge

Moving is the perfect time to declutter. There’s nothing like a fresh start with a streamlined wardrobe.

Keep only the items you love. Pick up each article of clothing and ask yourself:

  • Is it flattering?
  • Does it fit?
  • Is it still in style?
  • Do I feel comfortable when I wear it?
  • Have I worn it in the past few months?
  • Do I love it?

After analyzing your clothes, you’ll have a much better feel for what you want to keep. Everything else should be donated, sold, or recycled.

Organizing Your Clothes

It’s important to take the time to categorize before you begin packing. This will save you from a frustrating unpacking experience, to say the least. How you do it is totally up to you.

Some people prefer to pack by occasion — formal, casual, and business attire. On the other hand, some people find it easier to divide their clothing into categories like tops, bottoms, and dresses. Think about your own preferences and go from there.

Best Methods For Packing Clothes for Moving

Packing clothes into boxes may seem like the easiest option, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s simple enough to transfer folded items from drawers straight into boxes. But things start to get tricky when you start packing hanging clothes.

Here are our top two suggestions:

1. Wardrobe Boxes

Professional movers like Ameritex often provide you with wardrobe boxes — in fact, we give our customers three to use for free. They’re incredibly simple to use, and your clothing is sure to arrive in pristine condition.

2. The Plastic Bag Trick

You know those garment bags you get from upscale stores when you buy an article of hanging clothing? This is very similar.

  1. Buy a box or two of 30-gallon bags — anything smaller won’t work.
  2. Cut a small hole in the bottom, just large enough to get the tops of your hangers through.
  3. Group a handful of hanging items together. You can easily fit 15-20. Pull the tops of the hangers through the hole you’ve just cut.
  4. Pull the rest of the bag over the garments, and tie at the bottom.

If you’ve done your job correctly, unpacking your clothes should be a piece of cake.

Looking For Professional Local Movers?

Ameritex Movers has been a top local choice for over 15 years. Whether you’re moving to a home, an apartment, or an office, we have vast experience in each Houston Area neighborhood. To avoid packing altogether, check out our packing services or our full-service moving option — you won’t even have to lift a finger.

Contact us today or fill out the easy form at the top of the page for a free moving quote. We can’t wait to work with you!