Packing fragile items helpful tips
Packing fragile items and collections you have built slowly over years for a big move can be a daunting task. Keeping it intact and well protected during transit is something that will take careful consideration. We listed 6 helpful tips to get you started.
1. Quality packaging
If you are worried about packing fragile items and concerned about items being damaged in transit you should consider investing in specialist moving boxes. There are more options than you may think when it comes to a cardboard box!
For instance, boxes with dividers exist that will be able to stop your items from moving around within the box.
Providing cushioning support to your priceless collection during transit.
2. Mark as fragile
This may seem to be a straightforward step, but you'd be surprised how quick it is to imagine that you and others will know which box is which. Make sure to clearly label your boxes so you (and others) can easily identify them later.
Clearly identifying all boxes that need special attention with the word fragile, as well as indicating which way up the box should remain will bring you a great deal of calm.
3. Consider the weight
If your collection is particularly large or full of heavier items the same basic principles apply.
However, you also need to consider the weight of each item. It is going to be tempting to save on the cost of boxes and fill as much as you can into each box. However, making your boxes overly heavy adds risk to your collectibles arriving safely.
Packing fragile items into an overly heavy box is going to be difficult to carry. This added weight is then going to increase the risk of dropping boxes, which could damage your priceless items. Or alternatively could cause you a back injury from continually straining.
4. Reuse original packaging
If you have it, repack your collections into their original packaging during the move. The original packaging would have been custom designed to support each item within your collection.
This would be especially great for transport if it includes a custom-shaped Styrofoam lining for each item within your collection. After you have stored them back in their original packaging you can group them together into a larger box.
This added protection will increase the level of protection to your items, this is especially great for more fragile or older pieces that need extra care.
5. Anticipate environmental changes
If you are relocating overseas be aware that humidity and environmental changes during transport could potentially damage your items.
Lining your boxes with material such as insulation paper or bubble wrap will create a barrier against moisture protecting your fragile items.
6. Seek a professional moving service
If you are particularly worried about how well protected your collections will survive the move it would be worth seeking the advice of a professional moving service.
Choosing to seek the expertise of a professional moving company such as Crown Relocations will save a lot of worries.
A professional moving service will be able to use their previous experience of transporting similar items to guarantee your fragile items are taken care of in transit. As well as providing you with the best packing materials. Saving you a lot of time and stress in the long run.
How Crown Relocations pack
The crew on our packing teams are known for their skill in the technical side of packing, as well as their courtesy when visiting your home.
We also use specialized packing materials for fragile items to making sure your items are properly taken care of.