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Packing Your Shoes

22749698_mThere are a lot of things you need to consider when planning your move.  One of the biggest jobs is what you are going to pack (and how you do it).  Some of the things that you own are pretty straightforward.  There is only one way to pack a book into a book box.  Other things require a more subtle hand.  Shoes are one of them.  There is actually a right and wrong way to pack your shoes.  Here are some tips to ensure that your favorite shoes make it to your new home looking great!

Start by Cleaning House

Yes, you have too many shoes, but you already knew that.  Fortunately, moving is a great excuse to take some time to get rid of some of them.  Carefully go through all of the shoes that you have, and take a serious look at the ones you haven’t worn for a long time.  Do you have any intention of ever wearing them?  If the answer is no, then you can either put them in the garage sale or charity pile.

While you are going through your shoes, take the time to sort them out.  Put like seasons together.  Summer sandals with other sandals, winter boots with other boots.  This makes it easier to pack, and it also makes it easier knowing which ones go on the bottom of the box.

Clean and Dry

Take a minute to wipe down the shoes that you are planning on packing.  You want to make sure that they are not damp or holding any moisture.  If they are, it could lead to mold, ruining the shoe when you went to get it from its box.  If you can, let them dry out a few hours before packing them.

Small Boxes in Big Boxes

If you have the original boxes that your shoes came in, that is the best box to pack them in.  If not, there are plenty of smaller boxes that you could use to pack them.  If you must, you can always pack a few pairs into bigger boxes.

Start by putting packing paper into your shoes.  Don’t use old newspaper.  The ink could stain your shoes.  The paper will help your shoes retain their shape, just like in the shoe store.  Mark the box with what kind of shoes are in it in black marker, then tape the box shut.  If you are putting multiple pairs into one box, try to keep the types similar.

Once you have the small boxes filled, pack them into a larger box.  You want to sort by season and place the shoes you are going to use soon on the top.  Place the off season ones on the bottom.  Once you have the larger box full, tape it shut and label it appropriately.

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