Below are the five ways of packing fragile items for moving, which ensures your possessions are safe when you are heading to your new home.
- Using what you have
You will most likely need to get some combination of packing peanuts, bubble wrap, paper, and other protective materials to make the rip safe for mirrors, glassware, and other fragile possessions. But you can save yourself a lot of money if you choose to use items such as blankets, towels, pillows, and similar items for filling the spaces between the boxes and provide some protection for your fragile items.
- Being careful from the start
When in the process of packing, you are going to expose your fragile items to risk they wouldn’t face. You should choose a safe area where you are going to do the packing from and try to find the weak points of the items you are packing.
- Using multiple materials
One layer of protection is not enough, the more layers the better. You can start by wrapping the fragile items using packing paper or bubble wrap, then crumple newspaper and use them to fill the spaces in the box, and then use packing peanuts, If the items are large and flat like glass tabletops or mirrors, then you should think about a layering strategy. Start by wrapping the glass in a very soft material like a towel, then use a slightly more rigid layer, but it should yield, like cardboard.
- Paying special attention to the kitchen
The kitchen has a lot of items that you use every day but they get less-than-gentle handling when washing them, but they tend to be vulnerable when you are moving them. You should be careful when wrapping kitchen items such as glasses, cups, dishes, and stemware.
- Relying on experienced professionals
Unless you have been moving regularly, there is a good chance you have paced fragile items only a couple of times. You should consider hiring professionals because they are going to save you a lot of time and you will have peace of mind knowing your items are being handled very carefully by the professionals. Contact us today!