When moving to a new house, you’ll likely be packing several fragile items. Ensuring that you know how to properly pack them is essential as it is not worth the risk of breakage.
Fill empty spaces within boxes with newspaper or clothing
This helps soften the effects of impacts and vibrations – which may occur during transport.
Clearly label boxes with fragile items
Every box with fragile items should be clearly labelled and placed separately from the other boxes. Let the movers know about them so they know to be extra careful when putting them in the truck.
Wrap each item individually
All fragile items like glasses, decorative pieces, china should be individually wrapped based on the shape, size and material. Take any loose pieces like lids and wrap them individually. For extra fragile items, using bubble wrap with tape would be best. Also, don’t stack these items too much but rather pack them into smaller boxes for better safety.
Double tape the bottom of boxes
The extra tape will help support the boxes and prevent them from caving under their own weight.
Don’t use weak boxes
When packing fragile items, avoid using any sort of weak box. Something sturdier and thicker is better – or for extra safety you can use a plastic tub if needed. It is better to be overly cautious than to regret not being so later on.
Use smaller boxes
Smaller boxes are easier to handle and won’t leave much room for items to move around much inside. Also as mentioned in tip 1, fill in extra spaces with newspaper or clothing.
Take your time
The last thing you’d want to do is break something before even loading it in the van. Make sure you handle not only fragile item but everything with care, give yourself plenty of time to prevent panic packing.