Posted on: August 12, 2020
Whether your move is taking you across town or around the globe, the last thing you want is for anything to arrive at your new home damaged. This is especially true when it comes to your best suits and fancy clothes. Most insurance policies will only cover a portion of their value should they be damaged during transit. Expert local moving services such as Baymeadows offer these tips for protecting your expensive clothes.
Too many people fold and box even their most expensive clothing without thinking about the damage transporting them this way can cause. Instead, leave your suits, shirts, skirts, dresses, and blouses on their hangers and use a wardrobe or garment box. These boxes are tall enough for your clothes to hang inside and feature a clothes rod, much like your closet. If possible, use padded, or wood hangers instead of plastic or wire as these will help your clothes keep their shape. Most quality local moving services have wardrobe boxes available for sale.
The last thing you should do is pack your clean and dirty clothes in the same box. The dirt, grease, grime, and other substances such as deodorants on your dirty clothes can quickly transfer to the clean ones, staining and damaging them, not to mention making them stink. If you must ship soiled clothes, keep them separate by packing them in a box of their own.
If you have the boxes your shoes came in or have managed to pick some shoe boxes up, be sure you pack the shoe heel to toe to avoid damage. To save time and space, place all the shoe boxes in one or more big boxes.
For those clothes that are not going on hangers and for shoes, use plenty of tissue paper between the layers and to wrap each shoe. Doing so will keep the wrinkles to a minimum and protect your shoes from unsightly scuffs.
If you are planning a move across town or nearby, you need the best local moving services in the area. Baymeadows has been helping people move to new homes on the other side of town, the state, and the globe for over 30 years. Contact Baymeadows Moving and Storage at (904) 737-3530 to talk to one of our agents today!