Posted on: September 18, 2020
At Baymeadows, we know how complicated it can be to pack certain items. Shoes, by far, are one of the most puzzling things to pack, and if not properly boxed, can end up getting misshapen or damaged. As one of the leading moving companies in Jacksonville, FL, we’d like to provide you with the following few hacks to simplify the packing process.
Get rid of shoes you don’t want
Avoid extra packing by getting rid of shoes you no longer want or need. If you haven’t used them in a long time, then why bother bringing them along? Got shoes in great shape but no use for them? Consider donating them to charity or selling them online. However, if they’re in bad shape, and depending on where you’re located, you may be able to recycle them instead of throwing the out.
Use socks to maintain shape
Another tip from most moving companies in Jacksonville, FL is to use clean socks to stuff into the shoes, so they can retain their proper shape. Just take a few single socks and stuff them carefully down into the toe area, then the heel region, filling up the shoe this way. By using this method, you’ll not only be able to keep your shoes in great shape but also pack your socks for the trip too!
Box up expensive shoes separately
While you may not be worried about your old runners surviving the move, the same may not be the case for your fancy footwear. Make sure your expensive shoes don’t get scuffed or ruined by boxing them up separately. Use dye-free tissue paper to pack the footwear, stuffing paper all around them to minimize movement during transport. If you no longer have the original shoes boxes, you can easily buy some in stores or opt for small plastic bins.
Stick to clean packing paper
Tempted to use newsprint to save on money? Well, you’ll likely end up regretting it once you see how the ink transferred onto your footwear. Replacing your shoes, by far, will be a lot more expensive than buying non-transferring packing paper! So, stick to clean paper and skip the temptation of using stain-leaving newspapers. Also, in a pinch, paper towels or regular towels work very well too.
Call Baymeadows today – one of the leading moving companies in Jacksonville, FL – to help you with your upcoming relocation.