So you are excited to get ready to take this leap into your new life! Now how do you begin getting your clothes ready for the move? Typically, the most challenging part of the move is always how and where to begin. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t let that overwhelm you right from the start. Here are a few moving tips to help you get started with your moving across the country!
First, you should consider taking advantage of this to go through your clothes, as well as other items, and decide what you should keep and what you should toss.
Worn out clothing items – If any of your clothing items are torn up, worn out, have holes, or are faded, you may want to consider ditching them. As much as you may love these items, they are pasted their expiration day and you should begin the trip with a fresh start.
Clothes that don’t fit anymore – Whether they are clothes your children have out grown or ones that just haven’t fit since you’ve lost weight, there is no reason why you should take them with you on the move.
Clothes you just don’t want anymore – Are there any clothes you are just tired of? Perhaps clothes that you just didn’t want to begin with? Then take this chance to get rid of them for good!
Now that you have cleaned out your closet, it’s time to move the keepers.
- Make a plan of all of the packing materials! You need to estimate how much and what kinds of items you will be moving so you can get the packaging, boxes, tape, and bags needed to get everything stored up properly.
- Use a calendar! Don’t wait until the last minute to begin packing. You want to get started as soon as possible while still making sure you have a few outfits on hand for the days before the move. In fact, you should probably have these couple outfits packed separately in a backpack or suitcase so that you will not have to dig for them after the move either.
- Don’t overload the boxes! It can be very tempting to try and jam all of your clothes into one box, but this can make the boxes too heavy or cause it to break. That aside, you won’t be happy with the mess it makes when your unpacking.