When it is time to move it is easy to forget about all of the little things that go into packing, and just think about the excitement of arriving at your new location. At George Moving & Storage we have found that most residential movers do not remember to take special care of their fabrics during a move. We decided to put together a list of advice for our do-it-yourself packing clientele. Follow these tips and tricks and your fabric will look great when it arrives at your new home.

Suits & Dresses

Formal wear and other dry cleanable clothing items are important to keep wrinkle free. It is a great idea to invest in a wardrobe box and keep these items on their hangers. You can often find these types of boxes at local moving company locations, or at any hardware store. 

Casual Clothing

Most clothing will fit inside mid-sized or large moving boxes. Just be aware of the size limitations on the side of every box. Items like denim and leather can get heavy quickly. You can even keep items inside drawers if your dresser is properly packed. Large rubber bands or shrink wrap works great for moving dressers.


If your home was sold with the curtains, it is important to leave them with the house. However, if you specified beforehand that you would be taking the curtains with you, simply put them on hangers and store them with a cover in a wardrobe box. The wardrobe box will keep your curtains wrinkle free and you can even get one on loan from your local moving company for local moves.

Cherished Items

You may be surprised to learn that the safest place for your seasonal decorations, craftwork, quilts, or other sentimental items is in a plastic container. These containers help protect against dirt and water damage, while also providing a great form of transportation. You can also use these bins to store these items safely in your new home.

Mattresses & Box Springs

Mattresses and box springs are often made out of fabric materials and need to be covered for transportation. Mattress bags are an affordable option for reliable transport, but if you are looking for the easiest form of transportation then you need a mattress box. These boxes will be made of durable cardboard and protect against accidental tears.

Leather and Fabric Furniture

We always suggest you cover your furniture with plastic shrink wrap. This wrap will protect against dirt and keep your fabrics looking great during your next long-distance move. If you move with a professional mover, they often use reusable moving pads that will help keep your furniture items safe while in a moving truck.

Antique Furniture and Fabric Artwork

Any type of canvas artwork, or antique furniture needs to be packed by a professional moving company. You will not want to have to deal with the loss of such a timeless investment from these items not being properly packaged. Call George Moving & Storage for any moving assistance you need and a free packing estimate.