You use them to go to work, enjoy special events, and maybe spruce up your ensemble. If you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about neckties.
Since they’re often forgotten among the mess that becomes your closet during a move, many people pack them at the last minute.
Generally, packing your belongings gets trickier as they get smaller. Neckties may not break like your glassware, but you can easily damage a necktie by packing it incorrectly.
Luckily, there are numerous ways you can protect them in your bag. If you want to know how to pack neckties for moving, stick around!
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Step 1: Prepare Your Necktie Collection
Now, while packing your neckties does mean you have to take them all out, it doesn’t mean that you have to pack all of them.
What do I mean by that?
Now is the best time to finally part ways with some neckties. I’m referring to those handful of ties that you haven’t worn this decade gathering dust in your closet.
There are a lot of ways to dispose of them. You can choose to do good and donate them or maybe recycle them for another clothing item. We recommend being resourceful rather than wasteful.
Step 2: Pick Your Packing Method
After preparing your neckties to be packed, you’ll need to choose a packing method so they’re safely tucked inside your boxes.
There are multiple ways you can pack neckties. Choose which method fits best for you according to the number of ties you have and the amount of room you want them to take up in the box they’re being packed in.
Let’s check out each method in more detail.
Method 1: Folding Your Neckties
The simplest way to pack your neckties is to fold them small. It may take some time if you have a lot of ties, but it’s a pretty convenient method.
- Step 1: You first need to fold your necktie so that the wide and narrow ends are touching.
- Step 2: Afterward, insert the smaller end of your necktie into the loop in the back.
- Step 3: You’ll then want to make sure both long and short ends are aligned well.
- Step 4: Next, you’ll need to double down on the fold and insert it once again into the loop.
- Step 5: Now, all you have to do is pack the assembled tie in a secure area, where it remains flat and still.
Method 2: Rolling Your Necktie
Moving on to the following method, you might find this better if you’re trying to get a snug fit of all your belongings.
It’s worth noting that this method might be challenging to use if you’re moving by plane. Airport security might go through your bags and mess things up. On the other hand, this is also one of the most manageable packing methods.
- Step 1: Start by folding your necktie in half, where the narrow end is aligned with the wide end.
- Step 2: Once you’ve kept it on a leveled surface, it’s time to get rolling. Always begin from the narrow end.
- Step 3: You can optionally place your rolled neckties inside a ziplock bag to keep them secure. Otherwise, you can keep them in your bag, safely tucked in between your clothes.
Method 3: Keeping Them in Your Suit
This option would be perfect if you only wear your necktie with a particular suit. That way, you can pair them together without worrying about losing the necktie.
The good news is, you don’t have to only fit in one necktie per suit. You can add as many ties as your hanger can fit.
- Step 1: You first have to hang your suit.
- Step 2: Then, hang your necktie on the bottom side of the hanger.
- Step 3: Afterward, lace your small end of the necktie into the back loop to keep it from slipping away.
- Step 4: Finally, put your suit in its bag, and pack it in your moving box.
Method 4: Using Packing Products
If your neckties are especially valuable to you, you’ll do anything to keep them straightened out in your bag. If you want a guaranteed safe trip, we recommend considering specialized packing products.
There are many products you can use, such as necktie cases.
A necktie case will be your best bet at keeping them straightened out. It’ll also shield your necktie from any accidental spilling in your bag.
On the other hand, you can also use a necktie hanger to put up a larger assortment of your ties. It’ll help you maximize your packing space, too, since you can keep it in between your folded clothes.
Best of all, both options are relatively cheap – ranging somewhere between $10 and $20. Not a bad investment if you have hundreds of dollars of neckties that you want to keep looking nice.
Step 3: Seal and Label Your Packed Neckties
If you want to keep track of your neckties, seal your folded neckties in a box and label them. Trust me, you’re not going to remember what you packed in every box once you arrive at your new home. Proper labeling will save you a ton of headaches.
You can label your suit bag, Ziplock bag, or any other packaging product you’ll be using. After you’re done, it’s finally time to close your bag and enjoy your moving trip.
Neckties are an integral part of your work attire (or just your personal style). Cashmere or silk neckties are more vulnerable to creasing. Some will be left with permanent creases if not packed correctly.
Out of all the ways of packing a necktie, we have to say we’d prefer folding them and storing them safely in Ziplock bags. It’d be easier to move without worrying about your ties getting crushed and creased.
That being said, you can choose whichever method is more convenient for you. Following our steps will ensure not only a safe trip but an effortless pack altogether.