Planning on relocating with collectables? Follow these helpful tips for packing
August 7, 2018
Shipping collectables and souvenirs which you collected over years during your relocation can indeed be a cause of stress. It’s crucial to have these collectables well protected and damage-free during the move. Check out our list of top tips to help you prepare better:
Try to pack professionally
Investing in professional packaging is a good option to protect and prevent your collectables being damaged during transportation. Check also for special moving boxes with dividers that will limit the movement of your items within the box, providing a softening support to your priceless collection.
Consider the weight and amount of items
You ned to consider the weight and amount of your collection. It is appealing to save on boxes and try to fill as much as you can into each box. However, making your boxes excessively heavy adds risk to your collectables arriving safely. And it is going to be difficult to carry!
Use the original packaging
If you still have the original packaging, use it for packing your collectables. The packaging would have been custom designed to support each item. After you have stored them back in their original boxes you can group them together into a larger box.
Mark the boxes as fragile!
A must-do during packing is to clearly mark all boxes that require special attention with the word fragile and indicating which way up the box should remain will give you a huge peace of mind come moving day.
Be aware of the humidity and environment changes
If you are moving far away from home, be aware that humidity and environmental changes during transport could potentially damage your collectables. Lining your boxes with material such as insulation paper or bubble wrap will create a barrier against moisture protecting your collectables.
Seek for a professional moving company
It would be worth seeking the advice of a professional moving company to pack your collectables safely. Choosing the right professional moving company will save a lot of worry, they will be able to use their previous experience of transporting similar items to guarantee your collectables are taken care of in transit. As well as saving you a lot of time and stress during the move.
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