Folded towels on top of a duvet

Suppose you have a residential move coming up. In that case, you’re probably going through items and getting rid of or figuring out how to secure certain things in your home. Don’t overlook your fabrics, though. Some cloth items are delicate, expensive, and need extra protection. Here are a few tips to protect your fabric during a move.

Fabric & Leather Furniture

Moving leather furniture can be a source of worry. Protect your furniture pieces with plastic shrink wrap. Professional residential movers will have extra protective pads to keep these delicate clothes from rubbing against other items during transport.

Casual Clothing

Your everyday wardrobe is likely suited to be placed into traditional moving boxes. Heavy materials like leather or denim could weigh a cardboard box down, so spread these items out among different boxes while packing. You can also leave most wardrobe items in the furniture drawer for easier moving.

Formal Wear

You might want better protection if you have fancy formal wear that needs protection from snags or wrinkles. In that case, a sturdy wardrobe box might be the best solution. These specialty boxes stand tall and have a built-in bar to hang clothing on.

Cherished Items

Sometimes you have pieces of cloth that hold a high sentimental value. Items like custom craftwork or handmade quilts require durable protection. Irreplaceable or high-value pieces should be moved in protective rubber totes.

Mattress & Box Springs

Mattresses and box springs are large items that tend to get jumbled around during a relocation. In most cases, a large protective mattress bag is enough to keep these items from getting torn or dirty during a move.


While some people leave behind old curtains because they aren’t sure they’ll fit the new windows, sometimes you might want to take them with you. If you have expensive custom curtains that you’d like to keep, place them on a hanger and store them in a plastic wardrobe bag.

Fabric Artwork & Antique Furniture

Canvas artwork has no supportive backing to it. One bump and the whole thing can be ruined. Likewise, if you have irreplaceable antique fabric furniture, you need extra precautions. Investing in custom crating for these items might be the smartest way to go.

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