From your favorite glass vase to treasured family heirlooms, our homes are filled with fragile items. They are often some of the most house move. This can cause a great deal of upset, particularly if the item is one of a kind. It’s no secret that accidents can happen, and items can get damaged while being transported to your new home. But if you pack these fragile items correctly, you lower the risk of this happening significantly. So read through these expert tips to discover how you can keep your treasures safe.
Give yourself time
Packing up your fragile belongings will take longer than you think. So never leave it to the last minute. Start by buying all of the packing materials you need and consider the best way for each type of breakable items to be packed. Always pack the fragile items you don’t use every day first.
Rushing the packing process could result in breakages and mistakes being made. So give yourself plenty of time to wrap and pack each item carefully.
Don’t use towels or newspaper
Many homeowners make the mistake of using towels and newspapers to wrap up their fragile belongings. They believe that these materials will provide cushioning and keep them clean. But in fact, they do neither. Newspapers provide little protection, and the ink can imprint onto your items. Towels can slip around, are difficult to secure and lack the cushioning needed for these items. So use bubble wrap, tissue paper, and polystyrene chips instead.
Ask for advice
Removals companies are experts at transporting a whole host of items from one place to another. So get in touch with your removalist and ask them for their advice on packaging and transporting items. The might be able to offer specialist materials or a packing service to ensure your fragile items are packed correctly. Even if they aren’t able to offer this, they can still give you advice on how to pack certain items and what packing materials you need to use. This will be useful advice that you cannot do without.
Clearly label your fragile boxes
Labelling boxes is an integral part of the packing process. But it particularly important when transporting fragile items. Put all of the boxes with breakable items in one place to separate them from the others. Make sure each box has fragile written clearly one them in bold lettering. You should also use arrows or write this way up to indicate how to move and carry the box in question. Make sure everyone involved in your move knows about these fragile boxes to ensure they are transported and moved carefully.
With a little care and attention, you can rest assured your fragile items will remain in one piece. It can be time-consuming and hard work. But it provides you with peace of mind and allows you to enjoy these items for years to come in your new home.