How To Pack Winter Clothes for Shipping

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We've all been there - staring in disbelief at the sky-high shipping costs for our bulky winter clothes. The culprit? Volumetric weight!

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or sending a gift overseas, understanding how shipping costs are determined can save you a significant amount. Items are charged based on actual weight or volumetric weight (i.e., the space they occupy), whichever is higher.

Winter clothes, with their fluffy layers and bulky designs, often fall victim to high volumetric weight charges. But what if you could drastically reduce these costs?

Here are two proven methods to pack your winter clothes efficiently and save big on shipping:

1. Vacuum pack your winter clothes

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(Source: The Global Gadabout)

Vacuum packing is an excellent space-saving technique for packing winter clothes. This method involves removing the excess air inside the packaging, which compresses your winter clothes as much as possible.

Although vacuum-packed winter clothes may still be bulky, they certainly take up less space than before.

A pro tip: Fold your winter coat in half before to vacuum sealing to minimise space and prevent awkward shapes. Many shippers who bypass this step find their coats, when stacked, form avoidable gaps. This oversight can inadvertently ramp up costs due to increased volumetric weight.

2. Zip up your winter clothes and place them flat in the box

Another method for packing winter clothes is to zip them up and place them flat in the box. This method works best for winter coats, jackets, and other bulky items.

Folding your winter clothing will cause it to be bulkier and take up more space as compared to placing it flat.

To pack your winter clothes using this method, start by zipping up your winter coat or jacket and laying it flat on the bottom of the box. Then, add more winter clothes on top of the coat or jacket, making sure to place them flat as well. Continue layering your winter clothes in this manner until you have packed everything in the box.

By following these tips, you can pack your winter clothes in a space-saving and cost-effective way, ensuring that they arrive at their destination safely and securely.

Ready to save on shipping? Start packing smartly today! And if the thought of packing winter clothes feels overwhelming, consider a hassle-free solution: Let JustShip handle everything for you, ensuring cost-effective and safe shipping every time.

May 11, 2022
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