One of the most stressful aspects of relocating is packing fragile objects. People are naturally worried that these things will break or be harmed during transportation. With additional care and attention, you can safely transport even the most fragile belongings across state lines or country lines.
Pack Fragile Items Right
Here are some simple suggestions for packing delicate things safely for your Long distance move:
- Plan ahead of time. Precious crystal, china, and other breakables take some time to pack up properly. Please do not hurry through this process. If you don’t plan on hiring movers, start packing well before moving day. Decide if certain goods will go in a moving truck or be transported by car.
- Use the appropriate equipment. Moving boxes of various sizes, packing paper, bubble wrap, flexible cardboard, scissors, and moving tape are all things you’ll want. A big table for arranging and packing your belongings is also necessary. For larger items, you may need a second set of hands.
- Put a name on it! Labeling the boxes containing your sensitive goods as “fragile” will assist your movers in treating them more carefully and will come in handy when it comes time to unpack and organize at your new home after the long-distance move.
- Know what to bring and how to pack before you go. When it comes to packing, your flat-screen TV and your grandmother’s crockery are very different. Investigate the best methods for packing each item and prepare ahead of time, so you don’t run out of bubble wrap and other supplies on moving day.
Packing The Most Fragile Things
- Small to medium boxes with crumpled wrapping paper at the bottom and top are ideal for packing plates. Secure each dish with a piece of tape after wrapping it in bubble wrap. In between the plates, place a sheet of paper. Make sure the package isn’t overstuffed. Whether you use a professional packing service or handle it yourself, most moving companies sell dish packs.
- Wrap each glass in packing paper and stuff it with crumpled-up paper to minimize the amount of vacant space. Fill tiny and medium-sized boxes to the brim with plenty of packing paper. Also, use paper to cover the gaps surrounding glasses to minimize the likelihood of their sliding around inside the box. Place the heaviest things at the box’s base, and the lightest ones are on top before closing it.
- Lampshades should be packed individually (flat side down) and wrapped in heaps of tissue paper before shipping. If necessary, bases can be sent in a big box with bubble wrap.
- If a picture frame is more than 8 inches wide, lay it on its side in a box lined with crumpled paper, with the crumpled paper between each piece. Pack the frames in a box. Add additional wrapping paper to the top of the frames to keep the contents from moving about in the box. Wrap paintings and portraits larger than 3 feet in diameter in plastic, secure them with moving blankets, and carry them in a separate vehicle.
- Old towels, tiny blankets, newspapers, or even paper towels are frequently used to protect delicate things. These are poor decisions. Due to the inherent dirtiness of newsprint, you’ll have much more cleaning to do after you move. Paper towels, on the other hand, are flimsy and ineffective. Old towels are prone to slipping and cannot be taped up properly to protect your belongings. You will not be disappointed if you make the necessary financial investments.
Let your packers know which boxes include fragile goods so they can take extra precautions. Picture frame or mirror packs and dish packs are two standard specialized moving boxes that most companies provode. Ask for advice if you’re unsure about your packaging abilities during your long-distance move.