Packing your shoes when moving might be a big chore. They are hefty, available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and virtually always filthy (pun intended). You must still bring your shoes to your new home, and they will not be able to walk there on their own. Will they?
Packing shoes for a move takes some creativity and time, but they aren’t any more difficult to pack than the rest of your clothing. Following these suggestions, you’ll be able to do the task fast, allowing you to focus on other important matters while traveling.
Decluttering is a Wonderful Place to Begin
When you’re moving, it’s the greatest time to go through your shoes. Separate the worn-out pairs from the new ones. This is the stage at which you determine which ones you want and which ones you want to get rid of.
In this article, we’ll go through what you already have and how to pack everything effectively. Fixing high-quality shoes that you use year after year is a fantastic opportunity to reinvest in an item that has earned its place in your wardrobe (and on your feet). Decluttering your possessions is an excellent method to improve your organizational abilities and mental wellness.
If you have a substantial collection of sought-after patterns and brands that you rarely wear, now is the time to sell them and recuperate some of your investment. Consignment shops frequently accept high-end and designer shoes, which you may resell on eBay or Facebook Marketplace.
Children’s shoes that have been barely worn or outgrown can be donated to charity shops; simply check with the store’s representative to ensure that they accept footwear. Consider putting the additional money toward a new pair of shoes or a shoe organizer.
Concerning Stuffing Your Shoes
To keep your shoes in shape in the moving box, stuff them next. If you put a bunch of shoes in a box with nothing to hold them together, they’ll topple over and get crushed. Because dress shoes, loafers, and boots contain a lot of structure, they must be stuffed. Socks can also be used as fillings.
If you have tall knee-high boots, don’t fold them since they will wrinkle. To insulate your boots, use a boot tree, a lot of packing paper, or a pool noodle cut into little pieces that fit the length of your boots.
Have them cleaned and repaired.
Examine your footwear and discard anything that could benefit from some TLC (tender, love, and care). Examine everyone’s shoes to check if they need new laces or soles. Send off any shoes that need resoling at a shoe repair business four to six weeks before your move so you can pick them up on time.
Keep your leather boots and shoes in good condition by having them cleaned and repaired. Clean your sneakers and synthetic shoes with a little soap and water. Make sure your shoes are entirely dry before packing them.
Avoid using plastic bags.
When people get bored of packing, they give up and throw their whole shoe collection into a single bag. To be clear, if you care about your shoes (or, let’s face it, yourself), we strongly advise against them.
If you utilize plastic bags, your shoes will most likely be shattered throughout the moving procedure, leaving you with a sad pile of shoes. Spending a little more money on proper packing will save you a lot of trouble.
Bring the heaviest footwear first.
Even if you don’t need to store each pair of shoes individually, you still want to keep them in good enough condition to be worn frequently. Winter boots and soccer cleats should be placed at the bottom of the box, with lighter shoes placed on top. This keeps heavy block heels from crushing your work belly or loafers.
Finally, remember to label your products.
If the boxes are properly labeled once the shoes have been safely packaged, the unpacking procedure will go more smoothly. Make a list of the shoes in each cardboard box and color label or number them.