During the moving process, dressing the right way is usually the last thing on peoples’ minds. However, there are many reasons to dress properly when moving. First of all, if you are too hot or too cold, it might be very distracting for you. With all the heavy lifting and carrying of the moving boxes, you should dress as comfortably as you can. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t look stylish on your moving day, even when moving to another state. Picking the right clothes will help you feel good and focused while handling all the tasks on your moving day.

How to dress properly while moving?

Before the moving day comes, you should make a good packing plan and decide which clothes to separate. The ones you decide to wear while moving, you should put in your travel bag and make packing task easy on yourself. Your essential bag should also contain some spare clothes. You never know when you might stain your shirt or rip off one of your favorite jeans.


Clothes made out of cotton are perfect for wearing on a moving day.

Another reason for keeping extra clothes in your moving day bag is the weather. If you are moving during the summer, you should keep some extra shirts and socks nearby. Also, moving during winter can be tricky when it comes to clothing. Although it might be a cold day, you should dress in many layers so you don’t sweat too much while handling all the moving boxes.

What to wear and which clothes to avoid?

If you want to dress properly when moving, there are three main factors to keep in mind. Those factors are the weather, the distance of your move and the amount of work you have to do.

Moving during summer is the most common moving situation, but people often wear inappropriate shoes like slippers and flip-flops which can cause them to slip and fall. On the other hand, comfortable clothes made out of natural materials will be a perfect choice. Match them with some comfy sneakers and you’re good to go!

In case you need to move on a snowy day, wearing the right shoes will be essential. What you should want to wear are stable, water-resistant shoes that are warm enough for you to stand in the cold. Keep in mind that most common moving injuries are caused by slipping and falling. The right footwear will help you prevent moving injuries, stand straight and avoid hurting your back.

comfortable clothes

It’s important to wear comfortable clothes on a moving day.

In the end, the distance of your move and the nature of your relocation will also help you dress properly while moving. If you hired a moving company to do all the hard work with your belongings, you can just sit back and not worry about getting your hands dirty. Also, if you are moving long distance, keep in mind that the weather might change, especially if you are changing time zones. Keep some extra comfortable clothes nearby and good luck with organizing your moving day!