How to Properly Pack Your Fur Coat for a Move
Moving to a new home can be an exciting experience depending on your situation. However, the process of packing and moving can be challenging in different areas. Amid of all your other packing, it’s important to prioritize your real fur coat and give it extra attention when packing. Remember your fur coat is an investment and needs special care to prevent getting damaged during the move. Here are some tips for properly packing your real fur coat in advance of your big move.
Clean Your Fur Coat Before Packing
You should always be cleaning and maintaining your real fur coat to keep it in the best shape possible. But before you begin packing it for your move, getting a professional fur coat cleaning is one of the best things you can do. Dirt and debris can get trapped and rub holes in the fur when it gets tossed around during the moving process. Once you have your fur coat cleaned thoroughly, you can pack it properly or allow a professional to do it for you.
Packing Your Furs Yourself
If you choose to pack your real fur coat yourself, it’s important to use high-quality packing materials. Start with the highest quality cardboard box you can find, as well as quality wardrobe bags, soft padding and clean white crumpled paper. Fill the sleeves of your real fur coat with the crumpled paper so they maintain their shape, make sure the shoulders are turned inside out and fold the coat carefully in half if it’s too long. Use the soft padding to wrap your fur coat and place it gently in the clean cardboard box. Fill in the box with more padding and crumpled paper so the coat will not shift in the box during the move. And be sure to label the box as containing a delicate item so the movers treat it with extra care. Or you may choose to move the box yourself to ensure it gets moved with care.
Professional Fur Coat Packers Provide Peace Of Mind
If you’re unsure exactly how to pack your real fur coat, you could ask your furrier to pack it for you after getting the professional fur coat cleaning done. Chances are they will use similar materials and packing methods as described above, but you will have peace of mind knowing it is done correctly and all steps are completed. The furrier will pack it securely and provide you with the box to safely move it to your new home.
Morris Kaye & Sons offers professional fur coat cleaning to ensure your fur is ready for your big move. We can also pack your coat safely for you if you would prefer us to do that as well. Moving can be an exciting time, but always remember to take extra care of your fur so it survives the move and remains in the best condition possible. If you have any questions or concerns about how to care for your furs in advance of your move, feel free to contact us at any time.