Ayla PR Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
At Moving Made Smooth, Inc. we understand that your clothing is an important part of your life. Fashion is often taken into account when making that first impression and is significant to a person's self-image. Taking this into account, we decided to devote an entire blog to protecting your clothing, jewelry, hats, etc.
Moving Made Smooth, Inc. recommends using wardrobe boxes for any expensive or delicate clothing because these boxes allow you to hang your clothing (similar to being in a closet). This helps to prevent wrinkling and lines from folding. Wardrobe boxes are also easy to load into your moving truck.
Clothes that are less important or expensive can be folded or rolled up (depending on your preference) and packed away in regular boxes. You can also take a hint from many online 'do it yourself' gurus and use a garbage bag. This is done by poking a hole in the bottom of the bag and pulling the hook of the hanger through. You can do 10-15 items per bag and tie off the bottom.
When moving any clothing to storage it is advised that you place silica gel packets to prevent moisture and mold from contaminating your clothing. Cedar wood chips are recommended for keeping insects, such as moths and beetles, away from clothing. Always wash/dry clean clothing before putting them into storage as this also helps to prevent insects and mold.
Hat boxes are a novel way of preserving your hats shape and can be packed into your moving boxes. You may also use hat cages (also known as a shaper) for packing away your baseball caps. They are usually sold for washing hats, but can also be used to hold the shape of your hat during packing and moving.
Jewelry is best packed individually in plastic bags or trays with dividers to prevent tangling. Earrings can be clasped together and placed in smaller plastic bags. Always keep your most valuable jewelry with you.