Contrary to popular belief, the best way to pack shoes for a move is not to just throw them all into a giant box. With all of the little details and moving parts that come with packing, dealing with moving your shoes probably isn’t at the top of the list. But packing shoes in an organized, efficient manner can dramatically improve your moving process and the quality of your shoes. We’ve created a list of tips for packing shoes for a move. Check it out!
Get Rid of Shoes You Don’t Wear
While this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s amazing how many pairs of shoes we keep in our closet for a “just in case” moment. If you haven’t worn a particular pair of shoes in a while, get rid of them! Donate them to a local secondhand store or sell them at a yard sale before your move.
Use Your Shoes as Containers
Packing shoes for a move can also be really handy if you’re a bit tight on space. Shoes are a great place to store small, breakable things, and your extra socks. Socks are fantastic to pack inside your shoes because it will help to keep the shape of the shoe, even if they’re piled on or thrown about.
Pack Nicer Shoes Separately
Have a nice pair of heels or boots that you want to be extra careful with? Don’t pack them with your lawn mowing sneakers. Box up these good shoes in their own boxes, like their original packaging or simply a clean, empty container.
Clean is Key
Speaking of cleanliness, make sure to use clean materials when packing your shoes. Newspaper is often a main tool when packing, but the ink can easily smudge onto the fabric of the shoe, which is incredibly difficult to get off. Try using bubble wrap or plain packing paper instead. A cost effective way to keep your shoes smelling fresh during the move is to stuff them with a tea bag!
Keep a Few Easily Accessible
Moves are chaotic and messy and stressful. The last thing you want to do on the day of your move is realize that you’ve packed all of your shoes at the bottom of the pile of moving boxes and now have nothing to wear. Keep a separate box of shoes for the move itself and any shoes that you will want immediately after.
Now that your shoes are all ready for the big move, are you? We’re happy to help! Give us a call today and we’ll make your move a breeze!