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Proper Packing Protects Bedding, Linens & MoreYour linens and bedding may not be “fragile” goods, but they still need proper protection during your transit. Moisture, mold and insects can wreak havoc on bedding and natural linens packed without special preparation. Proper packing of these items will also ensure optimal use of space. Watch this video to learn how to pack towels, linens and bedding! Soft goods include textiles such as blankets, towels, bedding, linens, drapes, curtains and rugs.
How to Pack Bedding for MovingHere’s a few simple suggestions for the best way to pack bedding for a move:
- Start by tackling one bedroom at a time. This will help keep you organized.
- Use large boxes for your bedding. Be mindful of the weight; bedding can get heavy quickly.
- Line the bottom of boxes with clean packing paper or newsprint.
- Pack small pillows in bureau drawers. Make sure these are small pillows only; any other size will place undue pressure on the bottom of the drawer.
- Fold packing paper over the top before closing the box. This provides an excellent shield against insects and moisture.
- Seal the boxes with packing tape.
- Label the box according to bedroom, or if you are using your bedding as cushioning for fragile items, be sure to label the boxes as such.
How to Pack Drapes & CurtainsDid you know that wardrobe boxes are ideal for moving curtains and draperies? Take a look at the steps below for seamless packing of your curtains and draperies:
- Clean your draperies prior to your move.
- Fold drapes lengthwise and place over a padded hanger.
- Pin securely to prevent wrinkling during your move.
- Hang on the wardrobe bar.
- Be careful not to overfill the carton. Draperies could wrinkle, and a heavy box is difficult to move.
- Do not place items in the bottom of the box.
- Tape and label the box, including what room the box should go in.