One of the most frustrating aspects of moving is unpacking and finding out that your valuable china and vases have been damaged in transit. Fragile items can be difficult to properly pack but the professionals at National Movers have you covered. We have some tips to help you prevent tragedies like broken antiques and damaged electronics. If you have any questions or prefer to hire professionals for your packing and moving, then you are invited to call National Movers. Our experts have decades of experience and are committed to exceptional customer service.
Tips to Keep Your Fragile Items Safe
Before we get to the specifics of how to properly pack specific fragile items, let’s go over some general tips to keep your fragile items safe and keep you stress-free:
- Don’t Procrastinate: It happens to the best of us. We think we have plenty of time until we don’t. Packing delicate items takes time. Set aside half an hour to an hour each day to pack these items a week or two beforehand so that you are not in a rush on moving day.
- Use the Right Tools: Buy the appropriate tools and materials. You will need high-quality moving boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, pliable cardboard, and packing tape.
- Label Them: Boxes will all look alike on the outside. Clearly label “fragile” items so that you or your local home movers can be extra careful when loading, unloading, and unpacking these boxes.
How to Properly Pack Some Common Fragile Items
Get your workspace cleared and ready so that you can carefully pack your delicate items:
- Glasses: Odd shaped items such as glasses are a little tricky. You will have to fill the inside and surrounding empty spaces with plenty of packing paper. You want to minimize the chance of items moving around in the box.
- Plates: Stack plates vertically and line them with crumpled packing paper on the top and bottom of each plate. Wrap each expensive plate with bubble wrap and secure them with tape. Don’t overpack the boxes. Heavy boxes are at risk of being dropped.
- Lamps: Place lamp bases in a box of its own and use a necessary amount of bubble wrap and space fillers to prevent them from moving around. Lamp shades should be boxed separately to keep them from being smushed.
- Frames & Art: Picture frames should be packed similar to plates, with crumped packing paper and bubble wrap between each individual frame. Large art pieces and paintings over 3 feet tall should be secured and covered with a blanket and/or plastic wrap.
- Television: Your TV screen is extra fragile. Remove all cables and keep them in a specifically labeled box. You will want to buy a box that is the correct size for your TV. Wrap the screen in a moving blanket, secure it with tape, and place it inside the box.
Reach Out to The Professionals
If you would like professional assistance with your packing, loading, moving, or unloading, then call National Movers today. Our experts are able and equipped to take care of your moving needs. Call National Movers now to speak with a friendly representative.