When planning a relocation, you must plan how to protect the fabric items in your home. If not handled properly, you can damage and tear valuable fabrics like your clothing. 

As an experienced moving and storage company, we have the knowledge to protect your fabrics. This blog will discuss helpful tips to protect your fabrics during a move.

Cherished Items

From sentimental to valuable items, we all have cherished items that we don't want to see damaged during relocation. The best option to transport these items is by placing them in a durable plastic tote with a sealable lid. A sealable tote will prevent dirt and water damage during the relocation that could affect your priceless belongings. 

Suits & Dresses

For formal attire like suits or dresses, you will need to pay extra attention to prevent them from developing wrinkles. A wardrobe box is ideal for formal clothing or dry clean clothes you don't want wrinkled. You will keep the items on the hanger and place them in the specialized box. Most residential movers will have these wardrobe boxes you can utilize for relocation. 

Casual Clothing

Once you've packed all your valuable clothing properly, you can pack your casual clothing in a standard mid-size or large box. However, you will need to be mindful of the weight limits of the packing boxes you use for your relocation. Clothing pieces made of denim or leather can be heavy and affect the structure of a box if overweight. 


Curtains are often customized to fit the home's windows, so your fabric curtains may not be ideal for your next destination. If you are uncertain if the curtains will fit, leaving them for the next owner to enjoy is best. However, if you've invested a significant amount of money into custom curtains, you should bring them with you in a wardrobe box. 

Mattresses & Box Springs

When transporting a mattress or box springs, you should place them in a durable mattress bag. In most cases, an inexpensive and lightweight option is enough to keep your mattresses safe. If you want more protection for your mattress, you can invest in a cardboard mattress box or a more durable bag material. 

Fabric & Leather Furniture

You should always wrap your furniture in plastic shrink wrap to ensure the fabric does not tear or get scratched during transport. A professional moving company will also have moving pads to help cushion your furniture against impacts. Some of the furniture you should consider packing in plastic wrap are:

  • Sofas
  • Accent Chairs
  • Ottomans

Fabric Artwork & Antique Furniture

Canvas artwork and antique furniture should be transported carefully to ensure they remain in pristine condition. If the artwork or antiques are highly valuable, investing in custom crating is always a good idea. A moving company will help place your items in a crate to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. 

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