Simple Packing Techniques For Fragile Items
By: Urban Movers
1. Plan ahead of time. It takes time to pack up valuable crystal, porcelain, and other breakables. This is not the time to be hurried. If you're not hiring movers, start well ahead of time to properly pack these items and decide whether they'll be transported by truck or by car.
2. Make sure you have the right tools. Quality moving boxes in various sizes; packing paper, bubble wrap, pliable cardboard, scissors, and packing tape are all required. A large table on which to lay out your belongings and pack is also necessary. Larger items may necessitate the use of a second pair of hands.
3. Put a label on it! Clearly labelling the boxes containing your delicate items as "fragile" will assist your movers in handling them more carefully, as well as when unpacking and organising at your new location.
4. Know what you'll be packing and how to properly pack it. A flat-screen TV and your grandmother's china are both fragile items, but they require very different packing techniques. Make sure you know how to pack each item properly and plan ahead of time so you don't run out of bubble wrap on moving day.
The most common fragile items and how to pack them:
Plates should be packed vertically in small to medium boxes lined on the bottom and top with crumpled packing paper. Each plate should be wrapped in bubble wrap and taped together. Between the standing plates, place paper. Make sure the box isn't overstuffed. Dish packs are available for purchase through You Move Me, whether you use our packing service or do it yourself.
Many people wrap their fragile items in old towels, small blankets, newsprint, or even paper towels. These aren't the best options. Newsprint can be filthy, which means you'll have to do even more laundry in your new home. Paper towels aren't very durable or dependable. Old towels are prone to slipping and cannot be secured with tape, which is necessary for secure packing of valuables. You will not be sorry if you invest in the right tools.
Finally, make sure your movers are aware of any boxes that contain fragile items. Most movers have specialty boxes for fragile items on hand, such as the dish packs and mirror/picture frame packs that You Move Me keeps on hand.
Ask for assistance if you have any doubts about your packing abilities. Professional packing services are provided by Urban Movers https://www.urbanmovers.com.au/
Good luck with your relocation!