When you want to move to a new home one of the larger items at your house is the wardrobe. It is big, usually heavy and because of this it is difficult to lift and move. That’s why when you are moving you should be careful with carrying your wardrobe. There is a way to get it moved efficiently and safely along with its belongings. This guide will show you a few tips that can save you time and money on this and pack to move your wardrobe and the things you are keeping inside it.
Moving Your Wardrobe the Best Way
- First of all empty your wardrobe out of everything. Distribute its content into boxes and label each. Separate the clothes that belong to different seasons in different boxes. Also, remember that some items are heavier than others. If you want to achieve best efficiency distribute the heavy jackets, shoes, belts and jeans in between more boxes to balance their weight. If you have several wardrobes – pack them one by one and place everything in different boxes to avoid confusion with unpacking later on.
- If your wardrobe has glass you may consider taking it off before trying to move your wardrobe. Use bubble wrap around it for protection and be careful where and how you place it in the truck.
- Also you may remove the drawers – that will make your wardrobe lighter and easier to carry. And prevent your drawers from breaking, of course. Wrap them into towels, blankets or bubble wrap – whatever you have at hand.
- If there are shelves inside that are removable you better take them out, too. Otherwise during moving they may shift and damage your furniture on the inside or break themselves from the movement of the vehicle they are going to be into.
- If your wardrobe is too large you may think about how to remove not only glass and drawers but go a bit further: take it apart. If you are moving such a big piece of furniture chances are it’s going to get to your new home much safer if it dismantled. Then you can get it to the room you want it to be and put it back together again.
- If you want to keep the shelves and drawers inside the wardrobe when moving it don’t use tape as it is hard to remove from such services. What you could do is tie them or wrap them – ask your mover what is the best way (since they have been packing and carrying wardrobes they’ll know from experience) instead of taking the risk to damage your furniture.
The Wardrobe Boxes for Moving Your Belongings
- You can look for tall boxes for packing your wardrobe at Lowes, Home Depot or Walmart for example. There you can purchase boxes with the size you need. There are also places where you can find free or cheap boxes appropriate for moving your wardrobe like on a moving sale. There are a large variety of cardboard and plastic boxes you can choose from according to your needs. You can also look at your own place – there will surely be left boxes that you are not using in the different corners of your house.
- You can fold your clothes and place them in boxes or bags or use the tall wardrobe boxes that many stores offer. Bags take less space so it is a convenient way to pack like this as well.
- You can also get the boxes directly from your mover. Once you ask for a quote moving professionals will get back to you and you can speak with them. It is a convenient option because you won’t have to search for boxes or wonder where to buy them from and take the time to go fetch them. Our daily routine is intense enough and movers can save us time in this respect. They have a wide variety of packing supplies and packing tips available should anyone request to have them. Getting a quote will also give you a possible cost for moving any item at your house – wardrobe, armchairs, etc.
- When you are at your new home time is to put back together your wardrobe. Take every box to the room where its wardrobe is and begin unpacking. If you are short on time, unpack just the clothes from the season you are in at the moment, the other boxes can wait until later when you have more time.
- You can keep the empty boxes and bags and use them to store things you don’t need in the attic or in the basement.
Is there anything more you would like to know about how you can have your wardrobe and its content moved? You can ask in the comments or just write one to share what you think. Thank you!
Posted on May 11, 2012