Whether or not your move takes you across town or across the country, cleaning out and boxing up all your belongings is the perfect time to take inventory. I'm a big believer of William Morris' philosophy "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." Which leaves me with one question: How did this get here? ; )
Over the years it is easy to acquire items in our homes that we neither need nor love. The same can happen in our closets. So the first step to moving your wardrobe is to take inventory and edit.
There is no need to create more work for yourself by removing clothes from hangers. Simply wrap your hanging clothes in plastic wrap or use garment bags to keep them all together and carry them straight into the new closet.