Drapes and window
coverings make a big difference in a room’s décor. You get so used
to them, though, that you may not even think of how to pack them foryour move until the very last minute. Then, more likely than not,
you’ll hurriedly cram them into a box or bag and they’ll arrive
at your new digs nicely wrinkled and maybe even stained for your
If you look it up,
the majority of moving tips you’ll find when it comes to drapes
involves hanging them up on a padded hanger, and pinning them into
place to avoid too much movement. But – do you have a bunch of
heavy duty, padded hangers on hand? And, do you really want pinholes
in your drapes??
We didn’t think
so. That’s why we’ve got two alternative ideas.
Method #1 – The
Drapes are hung with
pleats and/or folds. Why not just use that natural movement of the
fabric to fold it up for the move? That’s right, slip it off the
hooks, and lay it on your couch. Then simply fold back and forth from
one end, using the pleats/folds of the drapes as your guide.
it too tight – looser is better;
panels are folded, loop them around the curtain rod – if you have
ties, use them to secure the loop;
rolled, looped panels loosely in white, acid-free paper;
in plastic, or pop them in a garbage bag if size allows – the same
way you can slip clothing on hangers directly into a garbage bag.
Method #2 –
This one is easy,
and perhaps best suited for smaller panels that won’t require many
Line aplastic moving box with white, acid-free paper, sides and bottom;
panel carefully, and use another sheet of white, acid-free paper
between each layer;
Pack the box
very loosely, and don’t cram them into the bottom.
For both methods:
way to move them is with your clothing, draped over the back seat of
Any paper you
use must be white and acid-free to avoid any staining or browning of
cause mould and mildew if the drapes are kept in storage for any
length of time – if there is a delay of more than a day between
packing and moving in, leave them in the paper and lay them loosely
in a plastic moving box.
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