When packing shoes for moving, it’s important to have plan so your shoes don’t receive any damage. Planning how to pack shoes can help keep them organized too, so you know what types of shoes are in what boxes. Here are some tips to help you pack your shoes for an upcoming move.
First, start by sorting through your shoes to remove and dispose of the old and worn out pairs. Sometimes we also keep around shoes that our children outgrew, or pairs of shoes that we no longer like or feel comfortable in. There is no point in burdening yourself with such pairs of shoes during the move.
Preparing for the Move
Once you have set aside the shoes you want to bring to your next residence; you will need to ready them for moving. This process involves sanitizing to keep them in their best condition. Dust all the shoes and remove anything clogged in the soles. Some pairs might need minor repairs; to replace soles or insoles, zippers and repairing tears among others. Find out from your local shoemaker how much it will cost you to restore the shoes that need repair. If you are operating on a shoestring budget, you might have to move without them.
Except for the shoes that you will be using before the move, you can box up everything else as you wait to move. Packing early gives you enough time to pack properly, versus packing last minute and throwing shoes in boxes in an unorganized way. It also takes the stress out of the moving day. Formal shoes, hiking boots, beach shoes, and dancing shoes – these are examples of shoe categories when packing.
- You will need a pair of comfortable shoes for the moving day. It could be sneakers or boots depending on how the weather will turn out. The boots have to have non-slippery soles and proper cushioning to protect your feet from possible injuries on a moving day.
Packing Shoes For Moving
Wrap the shoes in a paper bag and pack them in the packing boxes they came with. If you no longer have their original boxes, you can get similar sized boxes to safeguard your shoes during the move. You can then place these boxes into the bigger moving boxes that contain other items. If you don’t have boxes, you can remove dresser drawers and pack the shoes in them. To keep the shoes in good condition during the movement, spray them with an antibacterial cologne or place teabags in them before packing. You can also stuff soft fabric materials into the shoes to help them maintain their tip-top shape during the move. To keep track of your pairs of socks, you can use them to stuff them in your shoes. If the boxes full of shoes are heavy, make sure you know how to move heavy furniture.
When packing shoes for moving, you need to sort through your collection and decide which pairs you would be moving with. Make sure to clean your shoes, dry them off and pack them in boxes. Pack the shoes in pairs, with the heavier shoes on the bottom, and lighter shoes on the top.