How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving

Most people own fragile items they can’t bear to part with and moving house opens up the possibility of these precious items getting broken. That’s why it’s important to know the tricks behind moving them safely.
So, if you want to know how to pack fragile items for moving, you’ve come to the right place! All these tips and tricks are designed to not only make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, but to keep all your breakables in one piece.

You Need The Right Equipment
If your fragile items are valuable it makes sense to invest in professional packing equipment. That means using bubble wrap instead of newspaper and using brand new double-corrugated moving boxes instead of second hand cardboard boxes that you’ve begged, borrowed and stolen from the supermarket.
When it comes to equipment keep the following in mind (it’s a tip people often forget or overlook): never use newspaper to protect your fragile items because the ink from the paper can run, stain and ruin your treasures. Always opt for bubble wrap or plain, white butcher’s paper.

A Box Needs a Base
A thick layer of bubble wrap at the bottom of each box will give your box the base it needs to protect your delicate items. During transit your items will bounce around, so it’s important they have a soft surface to land on. In life, just as everything needs a solid foundation, the box that is going to house your fragile items is no different.

Wrap Each Item Individually
People often make the mistake of wrapping multiple fragile items inside one sheet of bubble wrap. This allows them to rub on each other and can result in cracks and imperfections. Give yourself enough time to wrap each item individually and ensure that any thin areas receive an extra layer or two of bubble wrap.

Fill Every Space
The trick to keeping your treasures safe is to prevent them from moving as much as possible and the best way to do this is to fill every empty space with bubble wrap. This will stop the items from crashing into each other during transit. To add even more protection you can put cardboard inserts into your boxes to keep the items separate.

Make Sure Each Box is Clearly Marked
Once you’ve individually wrapped your items and created the perfect box for them make sure they’re clearly marked so you or your removalists will be gentle with them. Write “Fragile” on each side of the box along with an arrow to indicate which way the box should be placed.

Point Out the Boxes to Removalists
It’s a good idea to give your removalists a tour of your home and point out the boxes that contain fragile items. That way they will have a clear understanding of the boxes that require extra attention during transit.
Whether you’re moving around the corner, or moving overseas, follow these simple steps and your fragile treasures will arrive at their new destination safe and sound. It’s all about giving your beloved items the attention they deserve.
Article written by Kent Removals

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