How to Pack Shoes

You may be tempted to toss all of your shoes into the bottom of a box when packing for an upcoming move. This not only puts them at risk for physical damage, but also makes it that much more difficult to unpack when you arrive at your destination.

Things to note when packing your shoes for a move.

Footwear May Contain Moisture

There is a chance that your shoes could mold during moving and storage if they aren’t properly prepped and packed. Be sure to air out leather athletic and work shoes prior to packing so that they are free of moisture when you place them in the box. As an extra measure of security, you may want to powder the insides to ensure all moisture is drawn out of the leather and fabric.

Protect Your Dress Shoes’ Finish

It is recommended that you wrap shoes in tissue paper and place them in the original shoeboxes to prevent damage from contact with other shoes. This will protect patent finishes and ornaments from accidental damage during transit. If you’d like to avoid wrapping and boxing shoes in pairs, you can also place them in a closet door shoe hanger. Folded carefully, this innovative storage solution can keep your shoes organized and firmly in place during your move.

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