When relocating, you must be mindful of how you package your fabric items to ensure they arrive safely. Whether it's your clothing or curtains, it's important to know how to protect your fabrics during a move.

As an experienced moving company, we have learned to keep all fabric items undamaged throughout the relocation. This article will cover how you can protect your fabrics during a relocation. 

Cherished Items

If you have cherished items like custom crafts or sentimental rugs, you should store them in a durable tote. A sealed plastic bin will prevent water and debris from impacting your valuables. Additionally, you can keep your items in a high-quality plastic bin as a good storage option when you reach your destination. 

Casual Clothing

Most standard moving boxes will be good for keeping your casual clothing items throughout the relocation. However, you should note the weight limit for the boxes if you are storing bulky items like denim and leather. If you have clothes drawers, you can keep clothing items in them during the moving process.

Suits & Dresses

For valuable pieces like formal attire, you don't want wrinkled, you can keep them in wardrobe boxes on their hangers. You can find these wardrobe boxes for sale at a local packing supplies store. Some moving and storage companies will loan these wardrobe boxes to customers to ensure their belongings arrive unwrinkled. 


Depending on the curtains, it may be a better choice to leave your current curtains behind if you are unsure about their fit. If you have custom curtains, you can take them with you by placing them on hangers and covering them in plastic. When the curtains are small enough, you can keep them in a wardrobe box. 

Mattresses & Box Springs

One of the best ways to transport mattresses is with a standard mattress bag. A lightweight option is good enough for most relocations, but you can invest in a high-quality option for more protection. High-quality mattress bags won't tear easily, and you won't have to worry about damaging your mattress during a long-distance relocation. 

Fabric & Leather Furniture

When working with an experienced moving company, you can count on having proper protection for your furniture. Professional residential movers have moving pads they will place on your belongings to prevent the items from tearing. These methods are ideal for various types of fabric and leather furniture, such as:

  • Sofas
  • Accent Chairs
  • Ottomans 

Fabric Artwork & Antique Furniture

For high-value items like custom artwork or antique furniture, the ideal choice is investing in custom crating solutions. A custom crate will protect your belongings and ensure they don't move around during the transport process. Your local moving provider will help you with custom crating options for your needs. 

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