If you’re moving home or just going away for a while, protecting your fragile items is important. Usually, your most fragile items can mean they’re quite expensive, or they may have sentimental value. Fragile items are typically the items that move around a lot when travelling as they might be made of materials such as glass, so it’s important to transport them correctly.
Let’s have a look at some ways to keep those tricky items protected when moving.
Tips For Packing Fragile Items When Moving
Choose the Right Box
When packing up fragile items, there’s a lot to consider. One of the first things you should think about is the size of the box you’re using. If something is fragile and it’s most likely going to move around considerably, this is where the breakage is likely to happen. Choosing a smaller box will make sure that the item is confined and can’t come into contact with other items or hard surfaces.
Another thing to remember is that you get what you pay for. If you purchase cheap low-quality boxes that are flimsy, there’s a very good chance that no matter how much tape you put around it, it’s going to come loose, and the items will fall out. Consider a premium cardboard box for extra peace of mind.
Tape it off
A top tip that is easily forgotten about is sealing the bottom of the box tightly. Use a tape gun to make sure that the bottom of the box is nice and tight. This will support the weight of the items when you’re carrying them around. If you don’t think one line of tape is enough, apply a few strips to be sure.
Add Box Dividers
If you’re transporting glass items such as wine glasses or tumblers, consider using cardboard dividers that can split your box into segments. This will make sure the items stay where they are when they’re on the move. It will also prevent the fragile items from coming into contact with each other providing they are transported correctly.
Add Padding Around Items
We’ve all seen it at car boot sales. Old jars, and glassware stuffed with newspapers. If you’ve wondered why many people do this, it’s because, in the unfortunate event of something so fragile being dropped, there’s a chance that the paper will cushion the blow. You can use any type of paper, although newspaper scrunched up is quite effective while being cheap too.
Hire a Professional Home Removal Service
If you’re too busy or just really don’t feel like packing up all those items for the big move, you should consider hiring a professional removals company. They will be able to do the packing for you and with their expertise, you can be assured your prized possessions will be transported safely.
Don’t put your sentimental and expensive items at risk. Consider this as an option when moving, it may cost you more in the short term, but it will prevent any damages and the need to replace broken items, as well as helping you move seamlessly into your new home.