Packing for a move, whether it be across town or across the country, can be stressful. In fact, according to the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, a change in residence ranks pretty high up on the lift stressor scale. If you’ve never moved before, chances are you will experience some stress and those of you reading this who have had to move in the past know that it simply is not an easy task. However, with the help of a few solid folks, you can get the job done with relative ease.
At A Mother’s Touch Movers we have been in the professional moving business for over 30 years. We’ve seen a thing or two and we know that preparing for your move and having a plan in place for packing each of your items is crucial to surviving your move with your emotional well-being in tack. We would love to help you every step of the way or create a customized moving plan just for you depending on your individual needs.
One thing is for sure, you will want to make sure your clothing arrives intact. When it comes to moving, our closets and chest of drawers are usually an afterthought. The clothing pieces we wear on a daily basis are often the last things to get packed and generally in a rather hasty manner. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average family spent at least $1,800 per year on clothing. That’s a lot of money so why would you haphazardly toss clothing into a box and hope it arrives safely? Why not put a little extra time and effort into packing the items your family wears throughout the year? Here are some great ideas to get you started.
These larger sized boxes come with an insertable hanging rod that allows you to go straight from your closet to packing leaving all your items on hangers. You can purchase these at most moving supply stores and can be a great resource for items you’d rather remain hanging.
From skirts to dress shirts, you can bundle your pieces together and wrap them with plastic wrap. This serves a dual purpose as it minimizes space and keeps the items safe.
Seal Them Up
Vacuum sealing is a great option for bulky items that you won’t be wearing soon. You can purchase at home kits and do the job yourself nowadays. This is a great way to pack up items need to be preserved as well.
Stuff Your Drawers
If you hire a moving company or have superhuman strength and access to plastic wrap to secure the drawers, you can keep your folded items in their place. The key here is to secure the drawers so that they do not open during the move.
Having a plan and working ahead of schedule is a great way to protect your clothing and prevent stress during your move! As always, A Mother’s Touch, Melbourne, FL’s premier residential and commercial moving company, would love to help you with your next move. Contact our offices today.