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Packing Shoes for Moving

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 04 December 2018 07:44
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For some people, the thought of having to pack their shoes for an upcoming move can be quite daunting. This is because shoes can be bulky come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and are often dirty. However, the fact remains that you if you are moving, you will still have to carry your shoes with you. So, it is better that you familiarize yourself with a few neat tricks from Puget Sound Moving that will help make the entire process go a whole lot smoother. With that said, the following are some options for packing shoes for moving:

Declutter Shoe Pile

It is more than likely that just before you start packing, you will realize that you have a huge number of shoes in your closet, basement, or suitcases that you haven’t worn in years. As a result, the best thing you can do is to get rid of them. You can do this by throwing them away, giving them to a charity of your choice, offering them to friends, or selling them online or in a garage sale if you have time.

Keep Pairs Together

When it comes to sneakers, they are often tossed into any kind of box or container once the packing begins. However, you should try to keep the matching pairs together by tying their laces to one another. Doing so will ensure that you won’t need to dig through a countless number of boxes to find a shoe’s match. If you have more shoes than what your boxes can hold, you can temporarily remove dresser drawers to put your shoes in.

Packing Shoes For Moving - Tips from Moving Pros

You should try to pack your best or most precious pairs of shoes individually so that they don’t get lost, damaged or scuffed up the move. The idea is protect your favorites so that you don’t have to buy them again after you have settled in your new destination. For those who may not have the boxes the shoes came in when you bought them, you can get yourself a couple of standard cardboard shoe boxes for you to use.

Place Heavy Shoes at the Bottom

Regardless of whether you decide to use plastic containers, boxes, or even wash baskets to transport your shoes from point A to B, you should ensure that you place the heaviest or the bulkiest shoes on the bottom. This will help to even out the weight of your cargo, thereby making it easier and safer to carry. In addition, if you put your heaviest shoes on top of the lighter ones, you may end damaging or scuffing them up. If you will be moving heavy boxes due to how many shoes you have, make sure you know the proper procedure so you can avoid being injured.

Unlike plastic wrap, bubble wrap doesn’t easily rip and tends to be much sturdier. This means that it will offer your shoes better protection so that they can arrive at your new destination in the same condition they were when you left.


Carefully packing shoes for moving is always a good idea. The tips mentioned above are intended to provide you with some direction on where to start. Organizing your shoes so you can pack strategically will help keep your more lighter shoes, like sandals, separate from your thick shoes, like boots.

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