How to Pack Fragile Items When Moving Home

Moving is stressful at the best of times, but when you are tasked with packing fragile items before they’re ferried halfway across the country, things can get a bit much. Don’t worry, though we’re here to help! The most important thing is to take your time. Don’t think, at this stage, that getting the problem out the way as quickly as possible is the best course of action – it will just cause further problems – namely, broken possessions – down the line.

So, in this article, we’ll be providing tips and tricks on how to pack different fragile and awkward items, so when it comes to moving time, you don’t need to sweat it!

 

Glassware

  • Firstly, wrap each glass in unprinted paper (so the ink doesn’t run), tucking it inside the glass too.
  • Since glasses tend to be quite heavy when they’re stacked, it could help to use a double-walled box for extra protection.
  • Don’t be afraid to layer the box. While this might seem a bit belt and braces, it will give you that extra peace of mind when the box is in transit.

 

Plates

  • These can be particularly annoying fragile items to pack, mainly because you will have so many of them!

 

  • Wrap each plate individually with paper or, ideally, bubble wrap, and then secure it with tape.
  • Once completed, plates need to be stacked. Never stack your plates horizontally though, only ever stack them vertically – even if you think that this will save room, you could simply end up breaking them!
  • When the plates have been stacked, fill the remaining space will crumpled paper, an old t shirt, or packing peanuts.
  • Never overfill the box though! This will almost certainly damage your items.

 

Awkward items

  • As normal, start by wrapping the item with paper and then taping it.
  • Once finished, wrap the item once more in bubble wrap for extra protection.
  • If the item has any sharp edges or jutting angles, make sure these are covered properly with foam coverings. Otherwise, not only might you damage the item, but you put anyone handling it at risk of cutting themselves!
  • You’re going to need to find a box that can easily accommodate the item, which means that it’s probably going to be pretty large. The upshot: there’s going to be a lot of unused space.
  • In this scenario, crumpled paper, packing peanuts and old cloths are going to be more important than ever. So, make sure that you stuff any unused space full of these items to make sure your object is secure.

 

 

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