Tips for Moving Your Clothes and Your Wardrobe

Plan Your Packing

You must plan on packing your wardrobe before the move. Before packing, decide on how you are going to pack your clothes–whether you will be moving your wardrobe items along with your other household items or separately. You should also check with different movers, and choose one who meets your needs and requirements.

Pack in Advance

In case you are packing your wardrobe items by yourself, you must remember to start your packing well in advance. Packing the wardrobe might be a time consuming task. If started on the day of the move, this may set you behind for your schedule.

Empty Your Wardrobe

If your wardrobe is full of clothes, you should empty your wardrobe to lighten some of the weight. Also, remember to check and empty the drawers. Look for any valuable items or important documents and put them in a safe place.

Wardrobe Box

Move your hanging clothes from your wardrobe to a box to prevent them from getting damaged in the move. Using wardrobe boxes will save you time because you can place your clothing in the boxes without having to take them off the hangers and fold them. It would also help prevent them from getting wrinkled.

Pack Separate Luggage

In case you reach your new home a day or two before your mover arrives, you should keep some of your clothes with you by packing them separately in luggage you will be carrying with you.

Keep Valuable Items With You

In case your wardrobe has any valuable or antique items, remember to keep those with you in order to avoid damage or theft. Your mover may not hold responsibility for theft of any of your possessions located inside your wardrobe even if it covers the wardrobe itself.

Keep Essential Papers and Documents With You

You should remember not to leave your important papers and documents in the wardrobe, as they could be stolen, damaged or lost.

Things to Ask Your Mover

  • Does your mover provide packing solutions?
  • Learn whether or not your mover allows you to rent wardrobe boxes for packing purposes.
  • Learn whether or not your mover provides you with insurance covered against damage or theft of your wardrobe items.
  • Learn whether or not your mover will help you unpack your wardrobe items after your belongings are delivered.

Check Your Belongings After Loaded

Be sure to check on your belongings after they are loaded into the truck. Keep in mind the number of boxes and cartons filled up with your wardrobe items, and get a written document by your mover before the move.