Footwear is love! Isn’t it? The appearance of a person depends a lot on the shoes. Also, most of us have an addiction to buying stylish and comfy shoes. But I have seen a lot of people being extremely ignorant when it comes to packing their dear shoes for a move.
They throw all of them together in a huge box and don’t bother anymore. But trust me, it is a huge no-no. If you think that you don’t have enough time and energy to pack them properly, simply hire one of the best Los Angeles moving companies that will guide and assist you through the process. Come on guys, show some respect to your footwear. They are stylish, comfy and expensive. And if you are too ignorant about the same, you might have to invest in some new pairs, which is absolutely an unnecessary cost.
However, if you want to know how to pack them by yourself, kindly give the rest of this article a very good read.
At first, you need to sort out your shoes. If you have pairs that you won’t use again or have forgotten about, then it would be better to get rid of them. If you have got some footwear as gifts in the past but have never liked them, then also, you should consider giving them away. Why pay for the shipping of stuff that you don’t like? You can actually donate them to people who need them.
Secondly, group all the shoes according to their types such as boots, high heels, sneakers, formal shoes, flip-flops, etc. If you are known as the Carrie Bradshaw of your group, then you will probably need quite some time as you must own a lot of shoes. While sorting the items, set aside two pairs – one which you will wear on the moving day (something very comfy) and a pair of slippers which you will need once you reach your new abode.
Clean and dry out your shoes if you have time. Be careful and gentle with the delicate ones. You should repair the ones that require fixing before putting them into the boxes.
If you are packing work shoes, and leather shoes, then ensure that they are 100% dry as otherwise, they will have mold and mildew growth on them.
While packing them, use crumpled paper in your shoes. This step would ensure that they do not lose their shape while in transit. When packing boots for moving, stuff in as much paper as possible.
And yes, do not commit the blunder of using newspapers for stuffing up your shoes. If you don’t have enough packing paper, you can use socks as well. You can ask your professional movers in LA for some tips.
Make sure you use shoe boxes for packing the pairs. It would be great if you can use the original packing boxes.
Place a large sheet of paper at the bottom of the shoe box, then load a stack of clean packing paper and then put the pair on top. Then use some more packing paper on top and make sure you seal and label the box.
I hope that this article was helpful for you all. To get some more packing tips or to know about the most trustworthy affordable moving companies in Los Angeles, read my write-ups.
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