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Tips For Packing Your Shoes

Picture this. You’re unloading your closet into some suitcases and cardboard boxes while getting ready to move. Your sweaters fold nicely into the boxes, and your jeans fit right into your bag. But then precisely when everything seems nice and organized, you look down and see it—your massive pile of shoes. You try to fit them into your boxes, but it’s just like a game of Tetris that you keep losing. So how do you properly pack shoes while moving? 

We’ve got the answer for you. Here, we’re not just professional movers in El Dorado Hills. We’re also professional packers. We’ve been entrusted to pack up crystal glasses, family heirlooms, and breakable artwork. We’re experts at packing everything just right to keep your belongings safe and sound. Our customers always complain about having to pack up a box of many sized shoes, so we decided to share some expert tips for packing your shoes for a move in El Dorado Hills. 

1. First, get rid of what you don’t need.

Do you have a pair of tennis shoes with a hole in the toe or some high heels you bought for a wedding, but then never wore again? We’re all guilty of having pairs of shoes for too long. But there’s no time like a move to chuck what you aren’t using anymore. If you’d rather not throw a good pair of shoes away, you can always try to sell them on an online marketplace like Poshmark or donate them to a thrift shop or charity.

2. Next, prepare your shoes to be packed.

You don’t want to pack dirty shoes, so make sure you devote some time to a little bit of clean-up. You don’t have to do much, but a wet washcloth can go a long way. If you have stinky shoes, you might want to try freshening them up so that the smell doesn’t spread to your other shoes. Try placing citrus peels inside your shoes or using baking soda to absorb the odor. 

3. Secondly, box up the shoes you love.

If you have a pair of shoes you don’t want to see get dirty or damaged by touching other shoes, box them up. It may seem like some extra work, but it’ll be worth it when your favorite pair of white shoes aren’t scuffed up from being against your children’s well-loved tennis shoes.

4. After that, stuff your shoes with paper or socks.

To keep your shoes from getting crushed, stuff them with paper or socks. This trick is also great because if you decide to stuff your shoes with socks, you won’t need as much space in another suitcase or box for your socks. 

5. Finally, wrap your shoes if needed.

If you have a few pairs of shoes without boxes that you don’t want to get scuffed up, you can wrap them up in paper or washcloths. You definitely don’t want your dress shoes or high-end basketball shoes getting damaged, so take the extra time and wrap your shoes up. If you have high-heels, try wrapping the heel in bubble wrap so that it doesn’t break during the move in El Dorado Hills. 

We hope you have an excellent move and reach out to us if you ever have a question about El Dorado Hills Movers to help simplify your move even more.