Whether you’re moving to a new home just down the block or clear across the state, there’s no doubt that the process of packing your entire household can be tedious to no end. Not only is it incredibly time consuming, but it’s also dreadfully boring. What’s worse is spending all that energy packing only to find your clothes wrinkled and shoes ruined upon unpacking. Check out the following tips for packing your shoes to avoid this altogether, if you’re decluttering in San Diego before a big move.
Moving? Get rid of the old shoes!
There’s no point of packing up old shoes you’ve no intention of keeping. Before your move, spend time decluttering in San Diego. You’ll avoid the extra costs that come with transporting unessential items.
Clean packing paper is the key
It’s quite common to see scuff marks on shoes after a move. However, this is easily solved by using clean packing paper to wrap shoes. Don’t go with newsprint, as the ink will leave a stain. In a pinch, paper towels work very well.
Wrap each shoe individually
Thinking this will take too much time? Well, while it is true, the goal is to keep your nice shoes looking their best. No, you don’t have to do this will every single pair, but it’s a good idea to spend time wrapping your more expensive footwear. Paper towels or packing paper works great, but for high heels, consider bubble wrap for extra protection.
Use paper to stuff the body
Shoes will keep their shape if you use paper to stuff the body. Rolled up socks also work well or any other small, soft object – as long as it doesn’t misshapen the shoe. Also, by using these things, you’ll not only help the footwear retain its shape, you’ll also save on space during the relocation.
Baskets are great to transport shoes
Baskets are a nifty container to use, offering both a secure, sturdy method to transport your shoes that’s also a cool way to display your footwear after you move in.
Before decluttering in San Diego, give us a call at Priority Moving to schedule your upcoming move. We offer free quotes, quality services, and budget-conscious pricing.