Moving can be stressful and expensive. We often worry about protecting our furniture and valuable items, but our fabrics are usually the last thing that comes to mind.

During a move, fabrics can become damaged or dirty. Therefore, it's important to learn how to prevent this from occurring in the first place.

Keep reading to learn about the best ways to protect your fabrics during a long-distance move.

Packing Clothing

When it comes to packing clothing like suits and dresses, cover them with dry-cleaning bags if available. To provide additional protection and to limit wrinkling, you can place these items in wardrobe boxes that feature a metal rod for hanging clothing. If you don't want to purchase wardrobe boxes, ask your moving company if they have any that you can use during the move. For the remainder of your clothing, you can keep in dresser drawers or use durable boxes or plastic totes for transport.

Packing Fabric Furniture

When it comes to fabric furniture, it is recommended that you cover all fabric surfaces with either plastic wrap or professional moving blankets. Either will protect against any dirt and smudges during the move process. If you plan on keeping furniture in storage for an extended period of time, plastic wrap can provide additional protection against moisture.

Packing Wall Art & Curtains

When it comes to curtains, they should be hung on hangers and covered with plastic. As for fabric artwork, you may benefit from custom crating and bubble roll to ensure they stay clean and protected during the move. Communicate with your long distance or residential movers to see how they can help you.

Packing Mattresses

To keep your mattresses and box springs clean during the move process, you can purchase specially designed cardboard boxes for transport. If you want to save a little money, you can opt for mattress bags instead. However, you may need to use some tape to secure the bag opening. To secure the bag opening, it is not recommended to use duct tape. It can leave behind a sticky residue, rendering the mattress useless and difficult to clean. Opt for using masking or packing tape instead.

Learn More About Our Moving and Storage Company

With these tips, you’ll be able to protect your fabrics during a move. This way, you won’t have to worry about stains or other damage during storage or unpacking.

If you are looking for a moving company near you, Allied Alaska is here to provide you with exceptional long distance movers and residential movers.

Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer.