This post is shared by my friend, Susan, at  She is amaaazing at getting people organized and shares some useful tips on her blog! 

As a military mom and veteran, I’ve moved more than 25 times. I’ve learned a few tricks to make moving a bit easier and much more organized. One of the tricks that makes moving easier for us is keeping all our curtains organized so that we know exactly what will work in our new home. These tips for how to move curtains are simple to do, cost nothing and make setting your new home up much easier. How to Move Curtains |

I’ve moved to all around the country and the world. Hanging curtains is one of the first things you need to do in your new home for your privacy. With our frequent moves, I learned to keep all our curtains because buying new curtains for every window every year or other year is just not something we could afford, plus it is more wasteful than I can live with. I learned to pack our curtains away and have them easily accessible for our next move and new home. This saves us money, time and stress. 

How to Move Curtains

Be sure to plan time when you’re moving out of your current house to take down your curtains and clean them. You’ll need to plan this time into your schedule since the last week before you move is so hectic. How to Move Curtains |

Also make the time to iron and neatly fold the curtains. Taking the time now to iron and fold the curtains neatly will save you time in your new home. Before you fold them, measure each set of curtains so you’ll know exactly what size they are with no guessing or frustration. Choose a box or tub (or two) to pack your curtains in. Fold your curtains so that they will fit into the specific boxes you chose. How to Move Curtains |

Write which rooms curtains belong to if they coordinate with the room’s decor. List how many panels there are for each set of curtains and the measurements of the panels. Write this information on a slip of paper or index card and pin it to the curtains. This simple step will allow you to quickly identify which curtains you have that will fit the windows in your new home.How to Move Curtains |

Be sure to file the curtains in your box rather than stacking them. When you file the curtains, you can quickly see the measurements and can easily remove the curtains you need.   Tip: if you turn the box on it’s side gravity will help you pack as many curtains as possible into the box. How to Move Curtains |

Pack the curtains into easily identifiable boxes or tubs. Labeling the boxes will save you time when you move into your new home.  Moving doesn’t have to be stressful if you plan ahead and organize your move to make it work for you. I hope these tips on how to move curtains helps Andrea in her move and you, too. How to Move Curtains |


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6 Responses to How to Move Curtains

  1. Crystal says:

    I love your filing system, it makes so much sense! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

  2. My husband was active duty military for our first 10 years of marriage and we moved a lot too! I never bothered to take my curtains with me, but these are great tips for people who do! 🙂

  3. Military moves are so frequent, these tips are a wonderful help! I think we are finally settled for a while, but I’ll bookmark this for future reference!

  4. Nicky says:

    When my husband was active duty, we always temporary window shades to provide privacy because I’m not big in curtains. PInning a note with dimensions and storing vertical is a great tip.

  5. Salma says:

    These are great tips, especially now that we will be moving in a couple months!

  6. Scarlet says:

    Great moving tips! We have moved a lot too. You are very organized!

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