When preparing for a move, one of the key questions you might have is whether your movers will pack your clothes. It’s a valid concern, as clothes can take up a significant amount of packing time and space. This article will explore the services offered by movers for packing clothes and provide essential tips for those looking to do it themselves.

Do Movers Pack Your Clothes?

Yes, most full-service moving companies offer to pack your clothes as part of their moving services. AOA Moving Services also packs your clothing.

Professional movers are equipped with the skills and supplies necessary to successfully pack a wide range of clothing, ensuring that your belongings are correctly packed, transported, and unloaded at your destination, reducing the chance of damage. The packing method includes unique steps for each type of clothing:

  1. 📦 Sorting: Clothes are categorized by type and season. For example, summer wear and winter coats are separated to optimize packing and unpacking.
  2. 🧺 Folding: Everyday items, such as t-shirts, jeans, and casual pants, are folded with precision. Techniques like rolling are used for space efficiency and wrinkle prevention.
  3. 👗 Hanging: Delicate garments, including silk blouses, dress shirts, and formal dresses or suits, are hung in wardrobe boxes to maintain their condition without wrinkles.
  4. 🛡️ Protecting: Special items, such as a wedding dress or a heavy woolen coat, receive extra attention with protective covers or custom wrapping to ensure their safety during the move.
  5. 🏷️ Securing: Accessories like belts, scarves, and hats, as well as small items like socks and underwear, are carefully packed in marked boxes or specially designed pouches for easy identification and access.

Opting for professional packing can free up your time to manage other moving-related tasks, offering a seamless transition to your new home.

⚒️ DIY Packing Tips for Your Clothes

DIY Packing Tips for Your Clothes

Packing your clothes yourself can be a smart move if you’re short on time or cash. Here’s what you need to know to get the job done right:

  • Sorting and Decluttering: Begin by sorting your clothes into categories (e.g., season, frequency of use) and declutter items you no longer wear. This not only makes packing easier but also reduces the load. Read our full guide to decluttering.
  • Choosing the Right Materials: Use wardrobe boxes for hanging clothes to keep them on hangers and wrinkle-free. For folded garments, sturdy suitcases and vacuum bags can save space and protect against moisture.
  • Packing Method: Roll clothes instead of folding when possible to maximize space and minimize wrinkles. This technique is especially useful for casual wear and less delicate fabrics.
  • Special Care for Delicate Items: Wrap delicate items like dresses and suits in tissue paper or garment bags before packing them separately to prevent damage.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your clothes arrive at your new home in good condition and ready to wear. Remember, good planning and careful packing save time and stress in the long run.

🚚 Selecting a Reputable Moving Company

Selecting a Reputable Moving Company

Whether you decide to pack your clothes yourself or use professional packing services, finding a trustworthy moving company is critical.

Here are a few tips for choosing the right moving company:

  • Check Reviews and References: Look for customer feedback and ratings to gauge the company’s reliability and quality of service. You can check AOA Moving Services reviews on Google, Yelp, HomeAdvisor and Thumbtack.
  • Verify Credentials: Ensure the moving company is licensed and insured. Check company on FMCSA and BBB. AOA Moving Services is accredited by BBB and you can check our company snapshot on FMCSA.
  • Assess Services Offered: Confirm that the company provides the specific services you need, whether it’s full-service packing, DIY packing supplies, or special care for delicate items. AOA provides a complete packing service. We pack and unpack everything from heavy pianos to delicate antiques. Collecting and disassembling furniture is also part of our duties. And, of course, we pack clothes.


Choosing between professional packing services and packing your own clothes is an important component of arranging the moving process. AOA Moving Services provides the freedom to select the solution that best meets your requirements. Whether you commit your clothing to our skilled team or use our DIY packing suggestions, the objective is a smooth, quick moving with your belongings arriving in perfect shape. Remember that the key to a successful moving is planning ahead of time and selecting the ideal partner to guide you through the process.