Packing and Storage – Wardrobe Boxes

These tall boxes not only make it easy to pack your hanging clothes, they are perfect for bulky, lightweight items such as comforters, pillows, and blankets. To see how many wardrobe boxes you will need for your hanging clothes, slide your hangers to one end of the rod so that your clothes are “packed” tightly against the wall. Then measure the clothes to see how many wardrobe boxes you will need; most wardrobe boxes are 18” to 20” wide. Do this for all closets, including your coat closet.

To get the most out of your wardrobe boxes, fill some sturdy handled shopping bags with bulky closet items such as shoes, purses, and belts. These bags can go in the bottom of the box if you don’t have many full-length items (hold one of your longer pieces of hanging clothes by the side of the box to see how much room will be available at the bottom of the box. Next, insert the rod that is provided with the wardrobe box and place your hanging items on the rod. Pack hanging items tightly so your clothes won’t move around and fall off the hangers. Then cover the top of the hanging clothes with (a dry cleaning bag works nicely) and add a few light items such as sweaters on top.

This wardrobe packing method will reduce your number of boxes while keeping closet items together. Don’t forget: these large boxes are perfect for lightweight, bulky items too.