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How To Pack Shoes For A Move

how to pack shoes for a move

If you’re in the middle of packing for your next move you’ve got a lot to cover. There’s dishes, books, clothes, and of course your shoes. Depending on what your poison is when it comes to fashion, packing your shoes may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, we’ve got a few simple tips that make the process a breeze!”

Purge before you pack

We’ve all got those pairs of shoes that we bought years ago and still haven’t taken out of the closet, it’s time to let them go. If they’ve seen better days toss them, if they’re still in good condition but you haven’t worn them in six months donate them!”

Use the burrito method

Packing your shoes is super easy. All you need is packing paper, tape, and large boxes. Here’s how it works: take one shoe, fold it over one time in packing paper, add the second shoe on top, fold over once more, bring the sides in, continue rolling until there’s no more excess paper, and you’re done! After you’ve made your burritos, pack them tightly in your box to avoid shifting.

burrito method for packing and wrapping shoes to move

Burrito method for preparing shoes to move by tightly wrapping them with packing paper.

When it comes to boots, get crafty

While your flats, sneakers, and sandals will fit compactly into your boxes, tall shoes like boots are going to take up more space. We recommend placing them at the top or bottom of your boxes to avoid any folding. If you have wardrobe boxes, the space at the bottom of the box is another great place for your boots!”

In conclusion

Packing your shoes will take time but when you’re unpacking, and your shoes are in perfect condition, you’ll be thankful that you took the time to protect them during your move. Last tip! Don’t forget to label your boxes so that your movers know to take them right to your closet!”