Every home has many exceptional items – delicate, luxurious, rare, expensive, sentimental, or just fragile. And when the homeowner decides to move out, these things can cause severe worries and concerns.
How can they arrive at the final destination in one piece? Will they damage all? Are there any professional services for such items?
If these questions are bothering you right now, you have come to the right place. This material will provide you with many house-moving tips that will help you safely and hassle-free transport your fragile items.
Golden Rules of Packing To Keep In Mind
You should stick to a couple of principles when it comes to packing. They will help you save money, time, and effort.
And by all means, through the following golden rules, you can avoid damage to your most precious items:
- Equip yourself with the right packing supplies. Apart from the commercial storage units, you can also use second-hand cardboard boxes, your own suitcases, and safety accessories such as blankets and soft sweaters to protect the most delicate items like bubble wrap.
- Stick to 30 pounds as the maximum weight of the loaded box. Thus you will avoid any breakages or tears of the packing unit, respectively, and the fall of the fragile items.
- Don’t leave the box half full. Instead, fill in the gaps with other – softer – items, clothes, towels, and other textiles.
- Use a labelling system for the packing process. This is how you will know where the fragile items are. Don’t forget to show them to your man and van technicians.
- If the fragile items are too heavy, you might have double trouble packing them. The best way to avoid damage is to use double-wall boxes.
- Lastly, make sure to put the heavy items in a cardboard box as small as possible.
Packing Plates (The Right Way)
Worrying about your wedding dinner set? You shouldn’t be concerned about it if you know how to pack the plates correctly. Why don’t you simply follow our step-by-step guide below?
- Lay the packing paper or ordinary newspapers (notebook sheets) directly on your work surface;
- Make sure each paper piece is pretty much larger than the plate you will wrap;
- Place the plate right on the central side of the paper;
- Fold one corner of the paper right over the dish until you ensure the item is fully covered and no edges remain unwrapped;
- Continue with the next plate by putting it on top of the first, already packed plate;
- Now, simply wrap the remaining edges of your second plate;
- Apply tape on all corners to safe-proof the two plates;
- Repeat this procedure with all your home plates.
Packing Glasses, Cups, and Bowls – Tips To Consider
There are more fragile kitchen items you should be careful with when packing. All glass, porcelain, Duralex cups, bowls, etc., should be carefully wrapped to arrive safely in your new home.
We’ve got a guide for them, too:
- First, if you put them all in a cardboard box, safe-proof its bottom with a soft textile, a sweater, a blanket, and you name it;
- Then, sort out the different kitchen items– glasses, bows, etc. Group them not by function but by size;
- Wrap each item in packing paper or newspapers;
- Now, continue with the proper arrangement of the items. You should put things of a similar size in the same box with their lips down;
- Don’t forget to fill in the gaps inside each storage unit with soft items.
Packing Lamps Is Not Difficult At All
Packing lamps is not a difficult task at all. You can have your lighting wrapped perfectly well and transported 100% safely. The most reliable moving supply for this chore is bubble wrap. In addition to this, note that packing lamps require more giant cardboard boxes.
Don’t stick them in tiny areas to avoid damage. We strongly recommend dismantling the lamp in advance to minimise the risk of breakage. Yet, don’t do it if you don’t know how to reassemble it later.
Packing Framed Pictures and Mirrors Safely
Let’s move to the next group of fragile items to be careful about when moving out. It’s the set of your pictures, curtains in frames, and all the mirrors. They are incredibly delicate, so bubble wrap and lots of packing paper should be purchased beforehand.
It is crucial, though, to secure each wrapped item with tape. This will give it extra protection during the trip on the road. Lastly, arrange the packed framed items and the mirrors vertically and without gaps in the boxes.
Packing Awkward Items – The Practical Tricks
Packing items with irregular shades can be annoying, complex, and overwhelming. They seem not to fit any box, and their edges are at constant risk of being scratched, cracked, and damaged.
We suggest a self-made box depending on the concrete item’s shape and size. You can also ask your moving company consultant for individual orders of storage units for awkward items. And, of course, these pieces should be double-coated with bubble wrap.
Additional Tips For Fragile Items Packing
Didn’t find the tip you need for packing your delicate, luxurious or expensive item? You might find a practical guide or suggestion below.
Here’s where we provide you with an extra pack of tips specially made for fragile items:
- Label all the boxes with fragile items and load them safely in the van;
- All boxes with delicate items should be arranged at the bottom rather than the top of the pile with storage units;
- If you run out of your bubble wrap, replace it with clothes or other textiles such as towels, covers, curtains, etc.;
- When arranging the packed fragile items, don’t mix them with the rest items in the same box;
- Seal each box – not only those with the fragile items but preferably all of them;
- Never overpack the box in a way not to be able to close and seal it finely.
For more tips and suggestions for transporting fragile and delicate items, don’t hesitate to consult your moving company.
The technicians have the best tactics and approaches to taking the luxurious and odd personal belongings from point A to point B safely and reliably.