In case you consider your handbag your survival kit in everyday life, from your phone and your wallet to your lipstick and your pocket tissues, it holds everything you might need while you are out of the house. Additionally, it is a fashionable accessory to your outfit and helps show your individual style and preferences. Hence, the chances are that you count your clutches and purses among your most cherished possessions, and will want to keep them secure and in one piece for as long as possible.
When moving, however, your handbags will be at risk, they might easily get scratched or creased when packed together with your other belongings. The fine leather might be torn, and the well-made fabric might get stained, etc. unless you pack them properly, you might find your bags ruined when you unpack them at your new place. To prevent such a calamity, you need to know how to properly pack handbags for a relocation.
Here are a few great packing tips that will help you protect your clutches and purses during the difficult moving process:
To be able to pack your handbags securely and effectively, you have to prepare them for the trip to your new home:
- Anything you leave inside might cause damage to the bag during transportation, and hard items might create creases and dents, makeup may spill and stain, etc. Besides, you will have no access to the contents of the bag until they are unpacked.
- You presumably do not want to take any dust or dirt that your purses might have gathered over time to your new home. Besides, the fragile leather or fabric of a handbag may be lastingly marred if it remains covered in grime for the full move.
- Your purses, particularly the leather ones, can use the added protection. A conditioning and waterproofing spray will go a long way to conserving the excellent condition of your bags during their transportation.
- Fill your handbags with crumpled packing paper or packing peanuts to make sure that they retain their shape.
- Close all zippers, buckles, and snap fasteners to reduce the risk of damage during the relocation and be sure to wrap any exposed hardware in tissue paper or bubble wrap.
- Now, your handbags are ready to be packed for the move.
Pack them separately
You surely know that fragile items such as glasses, plates, pieces of art, etc. need to be wrapped alone and packed in specialized moving containers where they will have better protection. While it is true that handbags are not as easily damaged as these items, they are still very delicate and quite expensive and need a similar level of protection in order to make it through the relocation in one piece.
So, whether you only have a couple of highly comfortable handbags or a big collection of purses in multiple colors and styles, you have to pack them separately from your other things.
Any contact between sharp objects, such as zippers, buttons, and belt buckles and the fine leather or fabric of your handbags might result in tears or scratches. Any pressure on your handbags might cause them to crease and lose their shapes. Colored items such as dyed clothes might leave marks on the surface of your handbag if pressed to it for a prolonged period.
Therefore, to prevent damage to your purses and handbags, you need to avoid contact between them and the rest of your belongings.
Wrap every handbag in a protective layer
Your best pick is to put your clutches and purses in thin cloth bags with drawstrings, specially designed to protect against dust, dirt, and moisture. Most designer handbags come with one, so all you have to do in order to preserve your purse is to put it in its duster. If you do not keep the dust bags or if your handbag did not come with one, you can buy some online. They are not expensive and are usually sold in packs of ten or five pieces which is very convenient if you have several handbags to pack.
Alternatively, you can just put your purses in pillow cases or wrap them in old sheets or other soft, clean fabric materials that you have at home. It is also a good idea to wrap some bubble wrap around the dust bags and the fabric-wrapped bags to provide them with maximum protection.
Pack each handbag in a separate box
The best way to pack your handbags is to put them in separate boxes of the correct size. All you have to do is to provide ample cushioning in the boxes, and seal them well.
Choose a sturdy cardboard box that is a bit larger than the purse then overlay the bottom of the cardboard box with packing paper, and put your wrapped handbag into it. Fill any empty spaces in the box with crumpled paper or packing peanuts. Put a few layers of packing paper on top and close the box then seal the box tightly with packing tape. Put all the small boxes containing your purses in a big moving box, tape it closed, and label it. Make sure that the box that is holding your handbags is properly secured in the moving truck and that nothing heavy is placed on top of it.
Your handbags, clutches, and purses will arrive at your new place safely and in one piece. You have nothing to worry about now that you know how to pack purses for moving like a professional. If you are in need of a reliable and affordable moving company, then know that Flat Price Movers and Auto Transport is just the moving company you need.
We are one of the best moving companies in the US and can help you to move to and from anywhere in the country. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your move.