Fragile items can be a hassle when you are moving. They can be difficult to pack and can even cause trouble for your unpacking process. Part of the reason for this is because of their unique shapes and the fact they are easily breakable. How can you pack these items and keep them from breaking when jostled?
Proper Fragile Item Packing
When packing lamps for shipment, start by separating the shade from the base. Box the shade up, lining it with paper and securing it with crumpled paper. For the base, line the box with bubble wrap and then place the lamp base in the box. Secure it with more bubble wrap if needed.
Plates and glasses can be quite easy to break if not packed properly. For these items, you will need small or medium sized boxes. Line the bottoms of the boxes with packing paper (more in the glass box than the plate box). For your plates, wrap them individually in bubble wrap and then line them in the box vertically. For your glasses box, stuff each individual glass with packing paper to the brim. Then wrap the entire glass in packing paper. Order your box with the heaviest glasses on the bottom and the lightest on top.
Framed family photos are boxed in a similar way to dinnerware plates. Using packing paper, stack your photos vertically. Between each, on the glass, add addition packing paper. Once all in the box, stuff it securely with paper to ensure jostling does not occur.
Uniquely Shaped Items
Everyone has that one oddly shaped piece, like a vase or a ceramic tub. But how do you box it? First, wrap the piece in bubble wrap and tape it up from there. Do as many layers as you need, ensuring it is secure. Next, wrap it in cardboard. Take a flexible, bendable cardboard piece and wrap it around your fragile item. Do this until the item is covered.
As always, make sure you put fragile on these boxes and indicate as such to your movers. Getting ready for a big move? Mid-Cities Movers is always available to help you. Give us a call today at (817) 267-9901!