How To Pack Fragile Items

Even if you don't collect many pieces of artwork or antiques, you probably have more than a few fragile items in your home, such as plates, glasses, and electronics. If you are planning on moving soon, it is essential to know how to treat and pack up those fragile items so that they don't get damaged during the moving process.

Get the Right Tools

When packing fragile items, it is important to have the right tools on hand. You will need to have packing paper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, pliable cardboard, tape, and scissors on hand. You will also need to have moving boxes that are the right size or that are specifically designed for packing those types of items.

For example, there are special moving boxes that are designed for protecting artwork and special moving boxes for moving glassware. It is worth investing in specialized boxes for high-value fragile items you want to protect during your move.

Invest in Labels

When packing fragile items, it is essential to label the boxes properly. You will want to purchase moving stickers with the word "Fragile" on them or make your own. Don't just write fragile on the box; ensure that it stands out by writing it on a yellow sticker, for example.

You may also need to write how the box should be orientated to protect what is inside the box. "This Side Up" stickers are commonly used to help ensure that the box is handled correctly.

Give Yourself Time

It takes time to wrap up fragile items. You can't just throw them in the box and think that they will make it unharmed through the moving process.

Give yourself plenty of time to pack up fragile items. It will take you more than three minutes to pack up your plates so that they don't get damaged; you will need to wrap up each plate in bubble wrap, tape it up, and put it inside of a special plate box. This can take some time, so give yourself a few evenings to pack up your fragile items.

Get Help

If you don't feel like you have the time or skills to pack up your fragile items, you can hire a local moving service to come in and help you pack up your fragile items. They will have the skills, expertise, tools, and time to carefully pack up your fragile items and ensure that they are moved without facing any damage or complications.

When it comes to packing up fragile items, you need time and the right tools to pack them up. You also need to label them carefully so that the moving team knows how to handle them. You can allow the moving team to pack up all of your fragile items for the best results.

For more tips, contact a residential moving service near you.

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Storing Your Old Things

When I realized that I didn't have enough room in my house for our houseguests, I decided to start looking into storage units. I was able to find a facility close to our home, and I started moving things out one at a time. When I was finished, our house seemed open, airy, and inviting. This blog is all about the benefits of storing your old things in a storage unit and cleaning out some of your space. You never know, you might be able to really enjoy de-cluttering your space and taking advantage of the entirety of your home.


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