How to Use Wardrobe Boxes While Moving

If you want to properly protect your wardrobe while moving, then you should have some wardrobe boxes. Wardrobe boxes are designed to keep cloths in a hanging position during the moving process for better protection from getting damaged and wrinkled while in transit.

Moving clothes might be difficult because clothes can be easily damaged. Folding them and putting them into suitcases is time consuming and wardrobe boxes can become very handy and most useful in properly moving wardrobe especially clothes like formal suits that always need special care and attention to retain their quality.  Wardrobe boxes are similar to closets but much smaller in size and easy to move. Note that if you have a closet full of clothes then you might want to make sure that you also buy enough wardrobe boxes for packing all your cloths.

Wardrobe Boxes for Moving - Moving Boxes EdmontonWardrobe boxes don’t have to be used only for clothes. You can also use them to pack some lightweight bulky items, such as blankets and pillows. And if you hired a moving company, ask them about the dimensions of wardrobe boxes they will be using. Once you know the dimensions of their wardrobe boxes go to your closet and estimate how many boxes will be needed. Simply squeeze your clothes while hung in your closet to measure the width of their thickness to figure out how many wardrobe boxes you will not to fit all of your clothes.

Do not fill in a lot of weight

When you are packing wardrobe boxes make sure to NOT pack them heavy to prevent damaging the box’s structure.  For example, if you store dumbbells in a wardrobe box there is a good chance that the dumbbells will break the box by cracking a hole through the bottom. Wardrobe boxes are weakly built and are only capable of holding a few light items.  Wardrobe boxes will be difficult to carry if packed heavy, thus increased chance of damage to their content.

Make a strategy

It is always recommended to pack the wardrobe boxes a few days prior to the move date. Many moving companies will deliver packing cartons including wardrobe boxes before the move date, at your request. But if you are not using packing services offered by the moving company, make sure to have a head start in getting your wardrobe properly packed and ready to be moved.

A strategy is required and should be adopted while packing your wardrobe boxes. Here are some useful tips:

  • Put in all your jeans, shoes and belts in your wardrobe before the moving day.
  • Once your moving day has arrived, fill in the base of the box with some light shopping bags that contain some light clothes.
  • After filling up the base pack the hanging clothes and pack them tightly so they secure inside the wardrobe box until they are delivered to your destination.
  • Make sure that you cover your clothes in plastic ‘dry cleaning bags’ so they stay as clean as you’d like them to be.

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