Packing can be just as stressful as a house move itself, especially when you have a lot of breakable items. Nobody wants to replace expensive furniture when they’ve just moved somewhere new, which is why efficient packing is essential.
Whether this is your first big move from the family home or you simply need some more advice, keep reading our guide on getting those fragile pieces packed effectively – and how to pay particular attention to two delicate items.
How To Pack Fragile Items
When it comes to packing fragile items, bubble wrap is your best friend. Wrap with the bubble facing your item to cushion and protect it. This way the bubbles will protect the item to the best of its ability. You can also use packing paper if items are a bit more sturdy, but bubble wrap is the way to go for delicate pieces. There are different types of bubble wrap for different types of object; small bubbles are best for delicate things whereas large bubbles should be used to pad out a box.
Don’t chuck all of your fragile bits in the same box, keep them as separate as possible and wrap them up individually to stop cracks or breaks. It’s okay to put wrapped up kitchenware in the same box, just don’t put in heavy objects such as laptop chargers beside them. Not only does this help to keep fragile items safe, it helps you keep track of where everything is.
Finally, always label your boxes so you know to be careful when carrying them into your new home. Use ‘fragile’ tape to make this clear or add noticeable labels on the box so they aren’t dropped or moved around carelessly. Most importantly – make sure the box is carried the right way up!
We stock a range of packing supplies that you can buy online and have delivered straight to your door.
How To Pack Plates and China For A Move
Plates and china tea sets are notoriously easy to break, especially if they end up moving around in the back of a van. Don’t rush the packing process with your tableware and use lots of bubble wrap, tissue paper or protective cloth to use as padding. Wrap the fragile items individually to reduce the risk of cracking.
Use a smaller box with these items so there isn’t too much room for movement, remembering to add some of your chosen padding to the bottom and sides – as well as between any gaps to reduce movement further.
Remember to label your box as ‘fragile’ so those transporting your items know to be extra careful.
How To Pack and Move A Flat Screen TV
It can be hard to know how to pack a TV to move without the risk of breakage. Nobody wants to spend time and money television shopping amid the process of a move. Using the original box that your TV came in is one of the more effective means of moving your TV but only if it’s in good condition and clearly labelled as fragile.
Many of us don’t think of holding onto packaging so don’t worry if you haven’t. It’s a good idea to take a photo of your TV as well it’s cables so you can easily get it up and running in your new place.
Start by removing all of the cables, leads and any other accessories attached to your device. Wrap those up separately using bubble wrap and use a separate labelled box to store them during the move. It’s possible to get protective coverings specifically made for moving televisions, otherwise wrap it up in as much padding as possible and store it away from items that could crack or scratch the front. Place it somewhere in sight if possible, such as the back seat of your car and ensure that two people carry it given the length and weight of this item.
Of course, one way to protect fragile items during a move is to put them safely into storage. Ask us for help to keep your valuables safe.