Fabric care tag

When planning a relocation, it's always a good idea to make an effort to protect your fabric items. If you don't protect your fabric belongings, they may tear or be damaged during the transportation process.

As an experienced moving and storage company, we know how to protect your fabrics correctly. This article will cover some helpful tips for moving your fabric items safely. 

Cherished Items

Whether the items are sentimental or highly valuable, you should protect your cherished fabric items. One of the best ways to protect cherished items is by placing them in a durable plastic tote. A tote with a sealable lid will prevent water and dirt from affecting your prized possessions. Additionally, these totes can be permanent storage once you arrive at your new home. 

Casual Clothing

For casual clothing items, placing them in standard mid-size and large boxes is typically enough to keep them safe. However, you should be mindful of the maximum weight limit of your packing boxes. Clothing items made from leather or denim can be heavy and affect the structure of your standard cardboard box. If you have clothing drawers, you can also transport your clothes by leaving them in the drawers.

Suits & Dresses

Formal clothing like suits and dresses should be transported carefully to prevent them from developing wrinkles. In most cases, the ideal option for transporting formal clothing is placing them in a wardrobe box. You can purchase these boxes from your local packing store or rent the box from residential movers


Curtains can be a tricky decision when planning a relocation. Your curtains are typically personalized to your current property, so it may not be the best choice to bring them to your next destination. If you have custom curtains that are valuable, you can transport them by folding them and covering them in plastic. Additionally, you can place them in a wardrobe box if they are short enough. 

Fabric & Leather Furniture

When placing your fabric or leather furniture in the back of the moving truck, you should cover them in plastic shrink wrap. The plastic will protect your belongings from tears or damage from the moving process. Professional movers will also provide moving pads for your furniture that protect the corners from impacts during transport. 

It would be best if you protected furniture pieces, such as:

  • Sofas
  • Accent Chairs
  • Ottomans

Mattresses & Box Springs

If you are transporting your mattresses, we always recommend placing them in a mattress bag or box. A lightweight option is typically enough to prevent scratches and keep your mattress safe. However, you can invest in a more durable mattress bag or cardboard box if you want better protection for your belongings. 

Fabric Artwork & Antique Furniture

Do you have valuable or rare artwork and antique furniture? Custom crating is a good option if you want to ensure that your valuable items stay safe throughout the relocation journey. A professional moving company will help place your items in custom crates that protect the fragile construction and maintain its value. 

Learn More About Our Moving and Storage Company

ALS Van Lines is a top-rated moving and storage company with a reputation for quality service. If you plan on relocating your fabric items, let our team provide guidance for your needs. Contact us today to request a free moving estimate from our local and long-distance movers. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form.