I counted how many hats that our family owned. We own 23 hats! I could not believe how many that we had. We have baseball hats, sun hats, tennis hats and all sorts of adorable baby hats. Some of these hats are more fragile than others, some are meant to protect us from the sun, and yes, some are just to look GOOD.
The question is, how do you move hats so you keep them intact?
“Life is like a new hat. You don’t know if it suits you if you keep trying it on in front of your own mirror.” Shirley McLaine
HOW DO YOU PACK HATS WHEN MOVING?
Tip #1- If you have any valuable, decorative hats that can not get compressed, it is wise to invest in a hat box and then place this hat box inside of your moving box.
A hat can easily loose it’s form if any weight is placed on top of it. That is why a hat box is a great investment, not only for moving, but to store your hats once you move into your new home.
A hat box is how people used to store their priceless hats, dating back to Victorian times.
Once you place your hat inside of the hat box, take the entire box and place this inside of the all Purpose moving box. You should be able to fit at least two hat boxes inside each of your moving boxes, although this depends on the size of your hat. Don’t forget to fill the moving box with crumpled newspaper, so your hat boxes will not be able to move. Hat boxes are a wonderful way to store your hats once you move into your new home!
Article on how to make hat boxes
If you want to buy a new hat box go to Sarahs Hat Boxes.
Tip #2: Be sure to place your hat boxes inside of moving boxes. Movers will not move hat boxes unless they are inside of moving boxes, because your hats would not be protected.
If you have a lot of hats, separate the hats that are similiar into piles. For example, all your baseball hats place them in one pile, sun hats in another. Then any hat that can be stacked on top of each other will be easily accessible to pack.
Remember, hats retain more strength if they are stacked on top of each other.
Tip#4: Wrap your hats with ink-less packing paper, so they don’t get dirty and then fill up the box with regular newspaper. Crumple regular newspaper around your wrapped hats so the box will retain it’s ultimate strenght when it is stacked on top of each other in a moving truck.
Tip #5- Never place any heavy items or other belongings other than hats inside of the same moving box. You don’t want any weight to be placed on the boxes.
Tip#5- As a fast trick, you can actually line the bottom of your wardrobe boxes with baseball hats and shoes. (As long as the hats are not valuable and it wouldn’t matter if they were compressed this is a great solution) If you are not familiar with wardrobe boxes, they are used to hang your clothes inside of. As the clothes are hanging of the box, this leaves an open space to place other items on the bottom of the box.