Shoes can pose quite a problem when it comes to moving and relocation. They are bulky, come in a range of shapes and sizes, and are usually dirty to boot (pun intended). Still, your shoes have to come with you to your new home, and they’re not going to walk there themselves. Packing shoes for your move takes a bit of ingenuity and a bit of time, but it’s not any more complicated than packing up your other items that you want to bring with you. These tips from Intermove will take care of you worrie about packing your shoes, allowing you to get the task done fast and on time so you can focuson other bigger items in your relocation
Please look these Intermove Bosnia advices and try to follow it and you shoes will be on your legs comfortably in your new destination.
1.Throw away the shoes that you don,t wear!
Chances are you have plenty of shoes in your closet that you haven’t worn in years. We all have those problems but we don,t have the time to solve it. Instead of packing shoes that are just going to get shoved aside in your new home, use your move as an opportunity to get rid of them. You can drop your left over shoes off at a local Goodwill or other charitable organization that might have a use for them. And if they’re not in good condition, be sure to recycle them accordingly instead of just throwing them in the trash.
2.Stuff a pair of socks in each shoe!
To help shoes maintain their shape during your move, take a rolled up pair of socks and stuff it down by the toe. Depending on the shape and style of the shoe, you may want to add another pair of socks to the heel as well. Not only will this help keep your shoes from getting smashed in transit, this tip does double tasks by getting your socks packed too. But if you already packed your socks you can always stuff your shoes with plastic wrap or clean packing paper. In that way your shoes will be maintained and secure during your move.
3.Pack up the nicer and expensive pairs individually!
You’re probably not too concerned about that old pair of sneakers getting scuffed or damaged during the move, but the same isn’t true for that expensive pair of heels or your perfectly shined loafers. Protect your favorites by packing them up individually in a single box, with packing paper scrunched around them to keep them in place. If you didn’t save the boxes the shoes came in, that’s no problem. You can purchase basic cardboard shoe boxes in multi-packs or use small plastic bins.
4.Tie pair of sneakers by the laces!
For shoes like sneakers, which are likely just going to get thrown in a box or other type of container together, keep pairs intact by tying their laces together. This way, you won’t be digging through the pile trying to find a shoe’s match when you find yourself in need of a pair before you’ve fully unpacked.
5.Pack important pairs in their own box!
Shoes are often not one of the first things unpacked, since as long as you’ve got your go-tos you’re not likely going to have a need for the others right away. Still, you should be able that you have easy access to two or three important pairs that you can easily reach for during your unpacking. You’ll probably wear sneakers for the move itself, so set aside a pair of easy on/off shoes for when you need to make a quick trip out to the car, a pair of shoes you can style with at least a week’s worth of work outfits, and a pair of shoes available just in case you decide to break for a relaxing dinner or other type of goining out.
6.Pack season shoes separately!
Regarding of shoes being on the end of the unpacking process, there’s no reason to waste time unpacking out of season shoes when there is so much else to do. If you’re moving in the summer, sort out things like winter boots and cozy slippers. If you’re moving in the winter, set aside a separate box for sandals and flip flops. Mark the box clearly, and don’t worry if you don’t end up getting around to it in the first few weeks of your move (or if you don’t get around to it until the time comes that you really need those types of shoes).
7.Use clean packing paper!
While newspaper may be an effective substitute for packing paper when it comes to other items in your home, the same is not true for packing shoes. Printed newspaper, used packing paper, or even colored tissue paper can all leave stains that can be difficult or impossible to remove later on. For the right packing of your shoes only use un-used packing paper to wrap and secure your shoes. Clean paper towels will work, too. Don,t mess around with your favourite pairs. You will be sorry latter.
8.Tea bags can keep your shoes fresh!
Leave shoes to air out overnight before packing them to give them a opportunity to release any bad odors. For shoes that have an obvious unpleasant smell, you can try sticking them in the freezer, which will kill any latent bacteria living in them. And when it comes to keeping shoes fresh during your move, put unused tea bags in them. You can just stick them under the socks that you’re using to stuff them with and you will release bad smells from them and also refresh them.
9.Always pack heavy shoes on the bottom of the packing box!
Whether you’re using boxes, plastic containers, or even laundry baskets to transport your shoes, make sure you’re putting the heaviest and bulkiest shoes on the bottom. This will even out the weight and make it safer and easier to carry. Plus, if you do put heavy shoes on top of more lighter ones, you risk causing damage to the more fragile pairs of your collection.
10.Bubble wrap instead of plastic bags!
Resist the urge to wrap your shoes up in plastic bags, which can easily rip. Instead, use plastic wrap, which is a lot sturdier and offers significantly more protection. You will want to use it around any sharp heels and buckles, and it also comes in handy for making sure dirty shoes don’t rub off on other pairs. Just make sure that shoes are dry before you wrap them up, since plastic can trap moisture and lead to mold.
Taking the time to pack your shoes properly is always a smart move, and with this Intermove tips you will rest assure that your collections of shoes will come for the delivery safe and you will have another billion steps with them.
Walk on brothers and sisters!