How to Pack Winter Clothes for Moving

How toJanuary 3, 2022

Winter clothes aren’t so difficult to pack as the rest of your spring/summer clothing pieces. Bulkier clothing items such as hoodies, jackets, and coats take up more space in moving boxes and suitcases. However, there are ways to reduce the moving supplies expenses if you pack winter clothes for moving according to the guide below. By making more space in your moving boxes, you will need less of them. So sit comfortably and take a look at the packing advice we at Zippy Shell Moving and Storage DMV prepared for you. Also, feel free to come to us for professional packing help at any time. As one of the most trusted moving companies Northern VA has on offer, we make sure that every move goes smoothly and hassle-free! Once you hire our crew, the seemingly tedious moving tasks will be the least of your worries!

a bunch of colorful jackets in a boutique
No need to hurry with packing jackets, coats, and other bulky winter clothes.

In our offer, you’ll find some of the top-quality moving services Northern VA has on the market. Besides much-needed packing services, you are also able to choose from quality storage solutions to keep your winter clothing items safe as long as you want.

Take time with packing winter clothes for moving

Packing in a rush won’t do you any service. Instead, mark a specific day in your schedule when you will be dealing with winter clothes only. The sooner you organize and pack your winter stuff, the easier the rest of the packing endeavor will be. On the other hand, it’s also a good idea to find quality packing services that movers Sterling VA provide.

Declutter your winter clothes before the move

Whether or not you have to take all your winter clothes with you depends on the place you are moving to and the condition of each clothing piece. Ask yourself the following:

  • Do I need all these jackets and sweaters if moving to a warmer climate? – You will always make good use of a hoodie or light sweater if moving, for example, to Hawaii. On the other hand, you might want to keep some winter clothes in case you have relatives or friends you plan to visit.
  • How many winter clothes is worth keeping? – Old, worn-out, ripped clothes and jackets won’t serve any purpose.

What always comes first before packing is decluttering your home. The benefits are clear – you have less moving burden, and an opportunity to maybe earn some extra money and invest it in additional moving services higher in quality. In addition, you can make someone happy by giving away or donating winter clothes you don’t want anymore. Furthermore, you can recycle pieces that are too worn out to be used ever again. Fortunately, fabrics are recyclable, which contributes to less moving waste. As for the clothes you intend to sell, make sure to check if they are in a good state. List them up for sale on notable online platforms.

Start with jackets and coats then proceed with sweaters and hoodies

The most bulkier winter clothing items you own are coats and jackets. Once you pack them for the move, the rest of your winter clothes will seem like a piece of cake. However, before you five into packing, you will have to stop by the dry cleaner. Your coats and winter jackets must be clean and therefore ready to pack. The best way to pack the bulkiest clothing items is vacuum packing. Besides quality vacuum bags, you’ll need a vacuum cleaner. After you put, for example, your winter coat inside the bag, just place the vacuum pipe into a designated hole, and turn the vacuum cleaner on. It will suck out the excess air from the bag.

You’ll be surprised how little space your coats and winter jackets will take after you pack them like this. And the good news is – vacuum bags are quite affordable and available online on every bigger retail platform! Do the same with hoodies and sweaters. Although smaller in comparison to jackets and coats, they still take up more space than spring/summer clothes. If you have any vacuum bags left, put them to good use and stuff them with jeans, pants, and other clothing pieces.

Packing cubes are another useful way to pack your winter clothes for your relocation

In addition to vacuum bags, packing cubes are an excellent and easy-to-use packing solution. Zip up and button up winter clothing pieces. Group them together, and squeeze them into a packing cube. Zip the cub up, and there you go!

a person about to Pack Winter Clothes for Moving
Rolling is the best way to successfully pack winter clothes for moving.

Rolling winter clothes is better than folding

If for some reason you cannot get your hand on either vacuum bags not packing cubes, then rolling your winter clothes is the way to go. By rolling the bulky clothing pieces,  you can significantly reduce them in size. As a result, you’ll have more space inside the moving box. Just make sure to pack everything inside the waterproof bin with a ziplock.

Don’t forget to label each moving box after packing winter clothes for the move

Once you pack your winter clothes, label the moving boxes with multi-color permanent markers. Make sure to specify the content of each box: coats, jackets, hoodies, sweaters. That way, you will know exactly what’s inside each moving box and make the unpacking process easier.

a guy sealing the box
Seal and label each box containing winter clothing pieces.

Professional packers always come in handy when packing winter clothes for the move

Rest assured you can always count on your chosen movers to pack winter clothes for moving. They have enough experience to know how to pack everything – from small ornaments to bulky furniture. What would take you an entire day, professional packers will complete in a couple of hours. Moreover, hiring professional packers is a cost-effective solution in most cases. There’s no need to struggle with packing since you can call professionals to handle it for you and make the entire packing and moving endeavor easier.

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