Moving your house is overwhelming enough, but then pack and unpacking fragile items such as wine glasses, plates, cutleries, lampshades, mirrors, and picture frames can add to your stress and make you nervy.
If one of these expensive and fragile items break during transit, it means buying them again, adding more to your relocation costs.
Therefore, you need to take measures and pack all fragile goods safely to avoid damage.
Here are some useful tips to help you pack delicate house items to avoid a relocation nightmare:
#1 Make preparations before you pack
Before you start packing your delicate crockery items, make a list of all the fragile goods you have and think about how you can pack them in sturdy boxes to prevent breakage.
It calls for some time for planning. Avoid rushing into the process. Start packing the fragile drinking glasses, mirrors, cutleries, etc at least a week before the final day of relocation and keep them properly labeled in boxes with the words, ‘Handle with care’.
#2 Avoid over-packing a single box
Cardboard boxes are not that durable and so, you cannot keep stuffing things into them. Doing so, the boxes will snap because they cannot endure too much weight. To protect your fragile items from breakage, use tough, sturdier boxes that can withstand pressure and shocks during transit.
When you pack fragile goods, avoid leaving any empty spaces inside because any movement there will lead to damage or breakage. Keep the weight of boxes as little as possible to ensure a safe and snug fit all through the transit. Use bubble wraps, packing paper, and Thermocol to stop fragile goods from knocking against each other.
#3 Use a range of box sizes
Make sure you use packing boxes of different shapes and dimensions for the safe transportation of your fragile house items. For example, pack all heavy items in smaller boxes, while lighter goods in bigger boxes right at the top.
This way, you can manage space effectively and protecting the fragile glass items in the boxes during transit.
#4 Pack electronic goods carefully
When it comes to your fragile electronic goods, these come pricey as well as expensive. Therefore, you need to keep these items safe during transportation and protect them from scratches, dents, and damage. Use the original boxes to pack your delicate electronic items, if you still have those boxes.
If you want to wire all electronic goods precisely, take photos of them before disconnecting all wiring.
#5 Pack all expensive dinner places vertically
All of your dinner plates require packing and secured in bubble wraps with proper tapes first. Next, you need to place the plates in a vertical position to cut back on the surface area.
Make sure you place crumbled packing paper below the plates, in between, as well as, on the top of all plates. It helps to reduce excessive shaking during transit. Snug packing helps to prevent breakage.
Try to use sturdier boxes called dish packs that have thick walls, providing enhanced protection for fragile chinaware.
Avoid breakage, damage, stress, and frustration by implementing these packing ideas during relocation. Focus on the possible threats and plan for the safe, hassle-free transit of your fragile items.
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