Everyone has been through the experience of broken items when you arrive at your new home. When you are looking to pack your most fragile items for your move, you may be at a loss at how to start. Whether you are storing china, glassware, or keepsakes, you need to do some research beforehand to ensure they come out of your moving box in pristine condition. Bekins Moving Solutions has the information and resources to help provide you with a stress-free move. Here are the best methods we use to pack customers’ most fragile items.
Set Up a Packing Workstation
Before you begin packing items that need extra attention, you want to be prepared. First, set up a packing workstation with all the necessary supplies you will need to pack your breakables successfully. Make sure you have the following tools:
- Packing paper
- Sturdy boxes
- Bubble wrap
- Packing tape
- Shirts or soft clothing
- Permanent marker
Once you have all your items, arrange them in the manner that makes sense to you. Ensure that you have everything within reach and accessible.
Wrap Your Items
Depending on the item, you will most likely be covering it in a layer of packing paper first. Make sure that you use plain packing paper and avoid using newspaper. The ink that is found on newspaper can come off and stain your items, especially when you are storing your items in the long-term. For extra cushion, you may want to use bubble wrap or even shirts and clothing items. This packing double-whammy can help you knock out two areas of your home at once, saving time and protecting your fragile items.
Tier It Up
The best way to pack breakable items is a tiered approach. In-between each layer of fragile items, place a layer of bubble wrap or another protective cushion. There are also other alternative packing materials like biodegradable packing peanuts and shredded paper that may make a great eco-friendly alternative to bubble wrap.
Don’t Over Pack or Under Pack
One of the biggest mistakes people make when packing fragile items is over packing the box. When you have to apply pressure to the top of the box, it can break the items inside. At the same time, you don’t want a lot of room inside the box where items can be jarred around. Fill in space with packing material but you shouldn’t have to strain to close the box either.
Talk to a Professional Packer
One of the best ways to pack your fragile items is to hand it off to the experts. Professional packers have years of experience in packing every type of item for moving and storage. Bekins Moving Solutions is happy to assist you from start to finish and ensure your most fragile belongings make it to your destination in perfect condition.
For more information about packing or crating, contact the team at Bekins Moving Solutions. Call us at (877) 594-1187 today for a free, no-obligation moving quote.