HOW TO PACK WARDROBE BOXES
Two useful specialty boxes are “Wardrobe” boxes. As the name implies, you use a wardrobe box for items that hang in closets such as winter coats, dresses and suits. These clothing items do not lend themselves to being folded and placed into standard size boxes.
Figure 2.7: “Shorty” Wardrobe Box
Figure 2.8: “Grand” Wardrobe Box
As you can see, the wardrobe boxes are large and are designed to allow clothing to hang from a metal hanging bar. The bar attaches to the top of the box, and clothing is loaded into the boxes on hangars, just like having a mobile closet. The Shorty Wardrobe box, (Figure 2.7), will handle everything except long dresses and coats, which go into the Grand box. The Shorty box is 9.4 cubic feet, while the Grand Wardrobe box (Figure 2.8) is 14 cubic feet. The wardrobe boxes will generally be loaded on the floor of the truck, and items will be stacked on top.
Assembling and Packing the “Shorty” Wardrobe box is illustrated in Figure 9.12
Figure 9.12: Assemble ‘Shorty’ Wardrobe Box
The Wardrobe box is taped together like other boxes. However, note the use of the metal bar which turns this box into a portable hanging closet. This is a large box, and is designed to hold clothing right from your closet without changing the hanger. The model with the nice smile is my Daughter Alicia.
Figure 9.13 shows the wardrobe box after assembly. Note the large flap on the front. That is designed so you can keep the flap folded in the down position to load clothing into the box.
Figure 9.13: ‘Shorty’ Box after Assembly
You can keep the flap in the down position and use the box as a portable closet until loading day. Figure 9.14 shows the box filled with clothing and with the front flap open. Close the flap and tape it up on moving day. To reinforce the use of the Shorty Wardrobe box, check out the You-Tube video below.
Figure 9.14: ‘Shorty’ Box Filled with Clothing
You Tube Video Reinforcement: Shorty Wardrobe Box