Outdated shoes, specialty footwear, and any others that won’t be needed before moving should be pre-packed.
Footwear that is in the season should be kept aside and all others organized for Mississauga moving once they are readied. If you own specialty footwear – dancing, golfing, hiking, or beach shoes – which you won’t use before relocating, pack them as soon as possible. The same applies for a winter move – shoes like straw shoes, sandals, and flip-flops won’t be needed.
Set aside comfy footwear for the big day.
Great shoes with grip soles will secure your feet and provide comfort as you endure the tiring and anxious move.
Organize the shoes needed in the first few days after relocating
in a different container – flip-flops, shower footwear, comfy shoes to slip on when organizing your home, shoes to slide on when attending to errands in the area, etc.
Organize your footwear using secure and effective techniques
It’s advisable to organize footwear in their actual containers. Wrap them using paper and put them in their cartons. If the containers they came in aren’t available, pack them in sturdy small or medium cartons. Packing shoes in strong cartons protect them from being crushed and from being vulnerable to humidity. Proceed to place the small containers in a medium carton. Ensure the bigger carton’s bottom side is secured using double tape and avoid filling it with too much. Another alternative is placing your footwear in plastic containers: they’re great in protecting your pieces against any hits, and keep dirt, dust, and humidity away. Remember to dry out any moisture from the articles and bins before organizing.
Plastic bags should never be used to move shoes – they tend to tear which will expose your pieces to dirt, dust, moisture, and other kinds of damage if it breaks during the move; they lack a sturdy frame that can protect your footwear from being crushed by other items during transit; they encourage the presence of humidity which can result in molding and distortion; they might melt when exposed to high temperatures and ruin your shoes.
- Maintain the freshness of your shoes by using a mixture of good old H2O and rubbing alcohol or some antibacterial spray on them the day before boxing them, placing tea bags inside each piece while packing them;
- All shoes should be wrapped in clean fabric or paper prior to being packed;
- All shoes should be in pairs. This saves you a lot of stress and time when you want to wear a particular pair. Each pair should be wrapped individually and placed in an ideally-sized carton;
- Avoid pressing or hitting footwear when packing, as you could deform their structure or scratch their surface;
- Organize bulky footwear first. If you’re placing a couple of shoes in one container, put the bulky ones in first. Create a layer of packing paper on top of protection, and then place the lighter ones. If you are placing smaller containers into a big box, those with the bulkiest pairs should be placed at the bottom of the pile;
- Don’t make the cartons too bulky. Shoes pack some weight. Therefore, avoid putting too many in one carton. A heavy container will prove hard to move and may even break during transportation;
- In the case of snow or rain, keep all shoe containers dry. A lot of humidity could damage your footwear;
- Take care not to stack bulkier items on top of your shoes when putting items in the Mississauga moving trailer. On the other hand, avoid putting your shoes on more delicate items.
These tips will help your keep most common risky situations posed to your footwear at bay as you move. However, they don’t answer the important question of how to go about organizing footwear for relocation. Read on to find out the ideal way to pack shoes.