Fabric care tag

It's the number one thing that customers are concerned about—how to make sure that their belongings stay protected during a move. For fragile items, packing bags full of loose paper and packing peanuts usually does the trick. But what about your fabric belongings?

In this blog, we'll go over tips for protecting your fabrics during your move. However, before we do that, we thought you might want to know more about us. Since 1941, Foster Van Line has been the most trusted residential movers in the Bay Area. You can count on our team of experts to get the job done right without any hassle or headache.

Suits and Dresses

For clothing that needs to stay pristine and unwrinkled, you'll want to pack these in a wardrobe box. This style of box allows them to stay on the hanger, avoiding wrinkles.

Casual Clothing

These kinds of clothes can be packed tightly in a medium-sized box. Or, if you have the opportunity, leave them in the dresser drawers—this will save tons of space in the moving truck.


For the curtains to be effective, they need to be the proper size of the windows in which they'll be hung. With this in mind, the windows at your new home might not fit the curtains that you currently have. Consider leaving them begins and buying new curtains once you arrive.

Cherished Items

Items with sentimental value, like seasonal decorations, custom artwork, and quilts, need special protection. In order to keep moisture off of them, consider packing them in plastic totes—this should keep them dry and safe.

Fabric Artwork

Artwork can be priceless. Because of this, it would be the best idea to invest in custom crating to keep your valuable artwork protected.


For sofas, ottomans, and love seats, you can keep these safe by using shrink wrap. Your moving company should have shrink wrap available that they can provide to you.


In order to keep your mattresses from becoming scratched or covered in dust, buy mattress bags. These are cheap solutions that can have a great impact.

Call Our Team Today

When you need a moving and storage company in the Bay Area that you can count on, you'll want to work with the team of experts at Foster Van Lines. For over eight decades, we've been the trusted long-distance movers, offering services that go above and beyond. Give us a call today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.