Effectively Moving Clothes on Hangers
If you’re moving soon, you’re probably deep in the process of safely packaging your belongs to get ready for the trip. Of course, that includes everything in your closet. It’s time-consuming to pack up clothes for a move, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re doing it in a time-effective fashion that won’t damage anything. And if you’ve got lots of items hanging in your closet, you’ll want to take even greater care. Here are the ground rules of moving clothes on hangers.
Special Care for Special Clothes
Perhaps the first thing you’ll want to is make sure that your high-end clothes are traveling in safety. Expensive suits and dresses should travel in wardrobe boxes – specialty moving boxes with built-in rods for hanging clothes. These are available at many moving companies, as well as online retailers like Amazon. They’re usually quite sturdy and come with about two to three feet of rack space. However, they can be on the expensive end of moving boxes, costing $20 to $50 for each box. For this reason, you’ll probably only want to get as few of them as possible, just enough to create hanging room for the most expensive items in your closet.
The Common Hack for Clothes on Hangers
For any hanging items that don’t need the deluxe care of a wardrobe box, there’s a trick that many use to carry around bundles of clothes with relative ease. You’ll need some 30-gallon drawstring trash bags for this. Lay a group (no more than 10) of clothing items on the floor, make a small hole in the bottom of a trash bag, and then pull the tops of the hangers up through the hole. The drawstring will be at the bottom, and you can pull it closed to secure the clothes inside. At this point, it also helps to keep the hanger hooks together with a twist-tie to make sure no hangers slip back down into the trash bag. Before long, you’ll have everything bagged up to make moving clothes on hangers much simpler.
If you’re willing to go the extra mile for protection when moving clothes on hangers, there are always garment bags. Usually classified as luggage, garment bags span a large range of sizes and styles. While more luxurious garment bags are made from canvas, leather, or vinyl, you can also ask your local dry cleaner if they have any free plastic ones.
While it’s usually recommended by moving experts that you avoid moving clothes on hangers, sometimes it simply can’t be helped.
If it’s a necessity during your move, these methods can help you move your wardrobe with convenience while avoiding any damages. If you’re looking for more ways to streamline your move, contact Austin Van & Storage today. We’ve been a name you can trust in the Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi areas since the 1960s, and we’re looking forward to helping you relocate to your new home.