Removals 101: How to Pack Fragile Items

Tips and Advice on how to safely pack your stuff to avoid breakages

Removals 101 How to Pack Fragile ItemsMoving house can be extremely difficult to handle – and even more so if you don’t have much experience in doing this. In fact, most of the people feel baffled and confused when faced with the fact that they have to move everything in their houses and make sure all the items get to the destination intact. Many of them even hire experienced dependable removals company to do the job for them.

Packing the sensitive items can be extremely tricky but it’s not impossible. We have gathered the best tips from the pro’s and put them together in a list that will hopefully help you do this the easiest way possible. Continue reading and find out more.

1. Plan. You probably have no idea how much this can mean for the integrity of your sensitive items! Before you even start sorting things out and packing them, sit down and think of the things that are really fragile. This will most likely include electronics, glassware, pictures, frames, mirrors and other similar items.

2. Shop. If you want your favourite fragile items to get to their destination in one piece, you should shop for moving tools and supplies. They can make the whole difference, really! Thicker boxes, wrapping paper, scissors, packing tape and bubble wrap should be among the most important things you will buy, but do make sure to think of whatever else you may need before you actually start packing.

3. Avoid using newspaper to wrap your glassware. Yes, this is a cheaper alternative as you probably have plenty of newspapers lying around the house, but it will also mean that you will have to spend much more time on packing the glassware and you will also have to spend much more time un unpacking (and washing) it as well. This goes the same with most of the budget-friendly alternatives, so be prepared to need more time at your disposal if you go for these options.

4. Don’t pack your plates horizontally, lying on top of each other. This will allow too much space between the plates and the walls of the box in which they are stored – and it can lead to accidents during the removals. Instead, pack them vertically, stacked one by one. Add crumpled packing paper on the top and on the bottom of the box as well.

5. Pictures and frames should be packed in a similar way, but you should make sure to add crumpled paper in between each of the pieces (especially if they are lying at more than 8 inches distance from one another).

6. Glasses definitely fall within the “fragile” group as well. Pack each of them separately by wrapping them each in bubble wrap. Place them in a small to medium box and make sure to line the top and the bottom of the box with crumpled paper. Get some paper in between the empty spaces as well, so that they don’t “bump” into each other during the removals. Also, remember to place the heavier items on the bottom of the box and the lighter ones on top (otherwise the heavier ones may break the lighter ones)

7. There may be lots of other fragile items in your household and you should learn how to pack them efficiently and safely as well. Generally speaking, you should use one or two layers of bubble wrap, secure it with tape and then use folding cardboard to give these items some extra-protection. If there’s only one such item for each box, make sure to line the top, the bottom and the sides of the box with crumpled paper to diminish any kind of damage that may be brought to the item during the removals.

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