Video:How to Pack Clotheswith Jacob Taxis
Packing clothes will be one of the first things you do when moving, so it's smart to be organized about it. This video from About.com will show you the best way to pack clothes.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Pack Clothes
Hi, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will learn how to pack clothes.
Materials for Packing Clothes
To begin, you'll need:
- Medium-sized moving boxes
- Wardrobe box with rod
- Clear plastic bags
- Packing tape
- Packing paper
Using a Wardrobe Box
To pack clothes that you'd like to keep on hangers, use a wardrobe box.
First, fold the wardrobe box into its proper shape and flip the box over so that the bottom is facing you. Tape the bottom of the box securely before flipping the box right-side up again. Then simply attach the metal rod to the spaces provided.
When you're ready to pack, take your clothes from the closet and hang them on the rod inside the box. For extra precaution, cover shirts, pants, or dresses with large plastic bags before hanging them.
Don't Pack Clothes Too Tightly
Continue hanging clothes in the box until they are snug from wall to wall; however, be sure not to pack them too tightly. Given their size and the added weight, wardrobe boxes that are packed too tightly are quite difficult to maneuver. If packed properly, a wardrobe box will fit approximately 2 ½ feet of closet space.
When the box is packed, fold down the flaps and tape them securely. Then, place tape on all of the edges on the top of the box to keep out any moisture, being sure to press down firmly on the tape.
When the box has been taped shut, write "Clothing" on it. Then, make a note about where you'd like it to be placed at the new location.
Packing Loose Clothes
To pack clothes right out of a dresser, take a medium-sized box and layer the bottom with a couple of sheets of packing paper. Then simply lay the clothes inside the box just as they are. Place valuable clothing in plastic bags before packing it.
When the box is completely full, cover the top with a couple of sheets of packing paper. Tape the box securely and label it.
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