Packing fragile items for the move

It’s no secret that there are an overwhelming number of fragile items in every household. From easily breakable kitchen items (plates, cups, bowls, glasses) to precious, framed works of art (paintings, pictures) and sensitive electronic devices (televisions, desktop computers, monitors, printers) to various objects such as lamps, mirrors, jewelry and even aquariums. Antique furniture should not be forgotten either.

General tips for packing fragile items for the move

When you are preparing for a move, one of the most important tasks is to pack your fragile items well. They must be well protected until they reach their safe destination. So the task of protecting the various fragile items you own and want to take with you will not be easy.

The only way to pack fragile items well protected for the move is to follow a few preparatory steps. Then, when you start the actual packing, you will be as well prepared as possible.

Take the following steps when packing fragile items for the move to ensure that the move is a success:

Step 1: Inventory of all fragile items

Before you can start packing your fragile items for the move, the very first thing you should do is take stock of all your fragile items and set aside those that are NOT worth packing and moving to the new home.

The more fragile items you want to take with you, the more packing material will be needed to protect them on the road – meaning your packing costs will be higher. The more fragile items you want to take with you, the more time you will need to spend wrapping them in paper and bubble wrap.

Go through all the fragile items in the home and decide which are worth the effort and which are not. Leave behind the delicate items that you haven’t used for a long time and those that are damaged.

Step 2: Get the right packaging material

When packing fragile items for the move, it’s important to find the right packing material and then use it in such a way that it protects your fragile items. If you are z. B. packing the porcelain service directly into cardboard boxes without any protection, it won’t end well…

Packing fragile items without good protection is not an option. Here are the packaging materials you need to pack your delicate items:

Crockery boxes and glass boxes. Prepare sturdy, clean and dry cardboard boxes. If you are packing particularly fragile items such as plates and glasses, use so-called crockery boxes or glass boxes – extra strong boxes with a divider to ensure better overall protection.

Wrapping paper and tissue paper. You will need lots of soft, acid- and ink-free wrapping paper and/or tissue paper.

Bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is certainly necessary if you are packing fragile items for a move. Without a doubt, this air-filled plastic sheet is the best protection for your fragile items when they are transported between the two apartments.

Marker pens. Get a thick, black felt-tip pen to write the contents and destination on each box. Use a red pen to mark CAUTION and BREAKABLE.

Step 3: Secure the boxes

Packing delicate items is a tricky business and accidents can happen on moving day, even if you use new, sturdy moving boxes. The most common occurrence when packing and moving fragile items is that boxes break under the weight of the items packed inside.

Before you start packing your fragile items, you should tape the bottom and sides of each box as an extra precaution. It is best to use high-quality adhesive tape to reinforce the boxes from the outside and make them more reliable and secure for the various delicate items in your home.

You should also always place a few sheets of packing paper or a sheet of bubble wrap on the inside bottom of each box to create a soft cushion for the particularly fragile items you want to store inside.

Step 4: Always label all boxes

As a rule of thumb, it is a mistake not to label a box immediately after packing. Not labeling the boxes with the particularly fragile items is an even more serious mistake, even if you can still remember what is in which box at the moment.

Labeling the boxes filled with fragile items will save you time when you start unpacking in your new home. But even more importantly, it warns the person handling the boxes that the contents can easily be damaged if the necessary care is not taken.

Use a red pen and write CAUTION and BREAKABLE on at least 2 sides of each box you have packed with fragile items. Of course, you should also add the description of the contents and the destination of the box – you can use a black marker for this.

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