Sweaters are typically knitted garments worn during cold weather. They are traditionally made from wool, but can also come in different materials such as cotton, synthetic fibers, or any combination thereof. Because of their fluffy materials, sweaters can be very bulky articles of clothing.
When shipping sweaters, they must be properly folded and packed to protect them from damage and keep them in manageable sizes. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a sweater.
Lay the sweater on a flat surface to prevent the sweater from slipping out of your hands. Smooth wrinkles out as much as possible while you go through this process.
Fold one side of your sweater lengthwise to right below the neckline. Make sure that you flatten the fold to ensure a smooth line.
Then, fold the sleeve down so that it will run along upright with the length of the fold you created in your first step. Repeat the same process on the other side of your sweater.
After you have completed folding the sleeves correctly, take hold of the bottom of the sweater and fold it up halfway to the middle of the sweater. Then, fold again to the top of the sweater.
Wrap the folded sweater in tissue paper and place it inside a sturdy box. Fill any remaining spaces with more tissue paper or bubble wrap to prevent movement. Close and seal the box with tape.
Address and label the package and take to your local post office or shipping company.