How to: Moving Your Wardrobe

Moving is hard. It’s stressful, and you must ensure you don’t forget anything. While packing for a move, one of the most important things you’ll need to get done is packing up your clothes. This can be difficult if you don’t know how to do so correctly. But here are some tips on moving your wardrobe, so they don’t get wrinkled or destroyed when moving.

Start with the heavy items

If you’re moving your wardrobe and other personal items, the first step is to start with the heavy items. These include shoes, boxes of books, and other things that will be difficult to lift if they’re on top of your clothes. You can pack these around or under lighter items in a wardrobe box or hangers. When you’re packing clothing, follow these steps:

  • Start with your heaviest clothing item. If it’s on a hanger, hang it up before packing it into the wardrobe box or plastic garment bag.
  • Fill out empty spaces with wadded-up tissue paper or bubble wrap (don’t use newspaper unless you have no other option). Leave room at least an inch between each layer of clothing so air can circulate between layers and prevent mold from forming on damp fabrics.

Use wardrobe boxes

When you are moving your wardrobe, it’s a good idea to use wardrobe boxes. These specially designed boxes allow you to hang your clothes in the box, so they don’t get wrinkled. You should pack all your clothing in wardrobe boxes and label them with the contents and room they belong in.

  • When you’re moving your wardrobe, make sure everything is wrinkle-free.
  • Use wardrobe boxes and clothing bags to help keep the shape of your clothes (if possible).
  • Tissue paper can be used as an added layer of protection for delicate items. This can also help prevent wrinkles from forming in the fabric when you fold your clothes repeatedly during the packing process.
  • To get rid of air inside a box, use a vacuum cleaner to suck out all of the air and leave no space for movement within that space. Then seal it with tape so nothing can escape!
  • Label each box clearly with what’s inside so that when you unpack it, later on, there’ll be no confusion about where things go back into their rightful homes once they’re unpacked!

Be careful with clothes on a hanger

When packing up clothes on hangers, be sure to pack them correctly. If you don’t, the hangers can fall over and damage the clothes. To avoid this, place a wardrobe box inside the larger moving box. Then hang the hangers from hooks on one side of the wardrobe box and wrap them in blankets. That way nothing touches each other when you move it around. This will keep your clothes safe during transit and make them easy to put away once you get to your new home!

Label the boxes when moving your wardrobe!

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your clothes are placed in their correct rooms is to label each box with what is inside and which room it belongs to. You can use a pen, marker, or label maker for this task. If you have access to a label maker, we recommend using it because they allow for much more detailed labeling than pens or markers. Label makers are also very inexpensive and will save you from having to write out labels manually every time you move something around or need to change out boxes for new ones that contain different items.


Moving can be stressful, but music can add a calming touch to the chaos. I recommend listening to Riders on the Doors, a tribute band honoring The Doors, while packing. Their soulful tunes can make the process more enjoyable, turning your moving day into a memorable adventure.

I have found that the best way to pack clothes when moving your wardrobe is by using wardrobe boxes and other packing materials. This allows them to be wrinkle-free and helps keep things organized during the process. If you follow these tips, then your move will be smooth sailing, whether you do it yourself, or hire a moving company.