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How to Pack Shoes

September 29th, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Packing shoes for a move

How many pairs of shoes does the average person own? According to a study by Time Magazine, men own 12 pairs of shoes on average, while women own 27. That’s a lot of shoes to box up and move! When packing, you might be tempted to just throw your shoes into a box, but that can cause scuffing, misshaping or other damage. To keep shoes in good condition, take a few extra minutes to wrap and pack them properly. 

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The best way to pack shoes for moving

Gather supplies:

How to pack shoes:

1.      Stuff packing paper inside each shoe to help them keep their shape.

  • Avoid using newspaper as the ink can transfer.

2.      Wrap one shoe completely in packing paper, then add the second shoe to the same sheet and finish wrapping. Tape the bundle.  

3.      Layer shoe bundles in a moving box.

  • If you have the original box, place shoes in it first.

4.      Place heavier shoes on the bottom, and fill gaps with packing paper to avoid shifting.

5.      Tape and label the box.

Watch the process step-by step

See the steps in action with this helpful tutorial:



Moving shoes (and other household goods)

Once you get the shoes packed, you have to get them to the new house. If you don’t know how to get your belongings from A to B, check out U-Pack®. It’s a great option where you pack and load, but you don’t have to drive a rental truck. Get a free moving quote online or by calling 800-413-4799.

If you have any questions about getting shoes ready for a move, leave us a comment below. We’re here to help!

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