4 Simple Tips for Packing Fragile Items
Imagine the situation: during a move to a new house, you broke a beautiful antique vase that belonged to your family for many years. You can try to glue it, but the remaining “scar” will disfigure the magnificent porcelain. Eventually you will get tired of looking at it and want to get rid of it. Meanwhile, an unpleasant situation can be easily avoided thanks to careful preparation and the availability of suitable packaging materials and tools.
We have prepared simple tips to help you pack fragile items and transport them as safely as possible:
Packing expensive crystal, porcelain and other fragile items requires a certain amount of time. This is not the time to rush. If you’re packing yourself rather than hiring a moving company, start well in advance of moving day and pack everything without too much fuss, and decide whether the items will be shipped in a van or private car.
GET THE RIGHT TOOLS
Here’s what you need: quality boxes in different sizes; wrapping paper, bubble wrap, flexible cardboard, scissors and tape. A large table on which you can lay out things and pack them will also not be superfluous. For larger items, you may need an extra pair of hands.
TAKE CARE OF LABELING
Clearly labeling your items as “fragile” on your boxes will tell movers to handle them more carefully, as well as help with unpacking and organizing at your new location.
CONSIDER WHAT ITEMS YOU WILL PACK AND HOW TO PACK THEM PROPERLY
Both a flat-screen TV and your grandma’s china are fragile items, but quite different when it comes to packaging. Review the packing guidelines for each item and plan the entire process ahead of time so you don’t run out of bubble wrap on move day.