If you’re about to move then you know that packing is one of the most time-consuming things that you will have to do. It is also one of the most stressful. All your items should be packed so that everything arrives at its new destination intact.
How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving
However, you will undoubtedly have fragile items that you need to pack. Packing these items carefully is important if you want them to arrive in one piece. Here’s a look at what you need to bear in mind when doing this.
Try Smaller Boxes
Whether you are moving interstate, across the country, or out of the country altogether you need to make sure that your fragile items are secure.
Try to use smaller boxes whenever you can for fragile items. This means that the box that the item is in should be as snug as possible. You can then pad any areas around the object where space is left over.
Make sure that the box that you are using is very sturdy so that things will not fall out of them easily. Ensure that the box won’t give away under the weight of the fragile object.
Secure the Box
One of the things you need to do is secure the bottom of the box. You can use several strips of tape to support the bottom of the box so that it can support the contents.
This is especially important if the object is heavy even though it is very fragile. Fragile heavy objects will break through the seal at the bottom of the box so you need to reinforce it to protect the item.
Place Large Items at the Bottom
When you’re packing a lot of fragile items you need to ensure that you stack them correctly. All large items need to be put at the bottom of the box that you are packing. Be sure to wrap each of the items individually. If the item is extremely fragile it is best to wrap it in bubble wrap.
After you have reinforced the bottom of the box with tape make sure that you put soft packing material at the bottom of the box. The materials that you can use include styrofoam, peanuts, or packing paper.
If you have bubble wrap foam this is also a great choice. Once you have packed all the items from lightest to heaviest you can then fill in the empty spaces with any of the packing materials of your choice.
Finally, you need to ensure that you properly label your items as fragile. This will ensure that when your moving company is lifting the boxes they are extra careful.
When you are preparing to move, you must ensure fragile items are properly packed. Fragile items require you to take a little bit more time to ensure that they are secure for the journey.
Once you take the time to pack them securely your fragile item should arrive at their new destination in one piece.