How to Pack Your Clothes and Linens When Planning a Move

We always associate Sydney furniture removals with the removal of the actual furniture from the house and nothing else. But home removals generally incorporate much more than just packing the furniture pieces and home décor.  Some will simply throw in the clothes and linens into a single bag and only worry once they have reached their new house or destination.

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Without proper packing of your clothing and linens, they are more likely to be impacted by the moths, molds, rodents and insects and this will in turn lead to massive losses. Considering that a single dress or suit is likely to cost you tens or hundreds of dollars, you will most likely lose tens of thousands of dollars if you fail to plan adequately for Sydney furniture removals. If the material is delicate, then extra care and attention should be taken in order to look after the clothing and linen.

If you want to arrive at your new destination in Sydney and still have your linens and precious shirts and dresses intact, here are some useful tips that you can take into consideration during storage in order to make sure that they arrive in one piece.

Stop Storing Your Linens in the Cardboard Boxes

Cardboards are easily destroyed by insects and rodents so if you are going to store your clothing and linen for a longer duration of time, this will not be a suitable storage option. Plastic storage boxes not only give off chemicals but they are also likely to yellow the whites and also weaken the fibres in the fabrics. Good storage precautions should be taken particularly when you are planning to store precious vintage items such as linen shirts, curtains and other fabrics to which you attach great value. These precautions are important if you are planning for long term storage. If you will be unpacking them quickly and transferring them to shelves, then you do not have to worry about elaborate precautions as these typically have good ventilation.

Launder First

Do not move dirty or wet items during your Sydney furniture removals. Wash the items that need washing and dry-clean those that need cleaning a few weeks before you start packing your items. Do not wash items in the last minute when you are making the move. After washing, allow your linens to dry completely. Storing wet items that have moisture is likely to cause mildew and your clothes will develop a musty rotten smell.

Folding and Packing Your Linens

It is advisable to store your items when they are not ironed. Starch is one of the things that will attract insects during storage. If linens or fabrics are stored for a longer duration of time when they have creases, there is likely to be some damage to the fibres of the linens. The fabrics should be rolled up in order to maintain in the best condition even over a long storage period.

Things like wool should be kept in chests or even cedar wood trunks. Items can also be placed in muslin pouches. If they will be kept in drawers, these can be lined with muslin pouches in order to preserve their quality. The boxes in which the fabrics have been stored should be stored in a cool and dry place. There are silicon moisture absorption sachets that can be used in order to soak up extra moisture that may be in the clothes. The containers should be kept off the ground with the use of pallets.

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