Tips For Preventing Breakage When You Move Fragile Items Across The Country


If your prevailing concern about moving your belongings across the country is breaking your fragile items, then you will be pleased to know that there are certain ways you can pack your breakable items to prevent them from becoming damaged in transit. Even without purchasing special types of moving boxes or having your items professionally packed, you can protect your fragile items from damage using these time-tested moving tips:

Tip: Use High-Quality Packing Materials for Valuable or Fragile Items

If you are tempted to wrap your fragile items in towels or newspaper, you should skip this option. Instead, gather some sturdy cardboard boxes, foam packing peanuts, and bubble wrap for the job. Also, don't forget to buy some high-quality tape for your boxes. The last thing you want to do is pack your fragile items into a box and then have its bottom come open and spill out your belongings all over the ground.

Tip: Bubble Wrap Breakables, Then Double-Box Them

When you order replacement china online, it always comes inside a box located inside of the outer shipping box. The reason this is the case is that it provides the most protection against breakage when the box is jostled around during the shipping or moving process. As the fragile item is wrapped and its box is placed into the outer box, place foam packing peanuts around the inner box. When the box is moved around, the inner box will move around, but its contents will stay safely immobile inside.

Tip: Always Tape the Bubble Wrap Around Your Breakable Items

To prevent your breakable items from shifting in transit and working their way out of their bubble wrap coatings, wind some tape around the bubble wrap to keep it in place. Make sure that you only tape on top of the bubble wrap and do not accidentally tape your item.

Tip: Make Wood Crates for All Valuable Artwork

Finally, for any valuable artwork that you will be moving during your cross-country move, you need to make wood crates. You can easily make some crates using plywood and small pieces of lumber that you can purchase at your local home improvement center. Wrap the artwork with bubble wrap, and then enclose it with a sheet of plywood on each side that has been cut to size. Nail the smaller boards on each edge to hold the artwork in place.

For more advice, talk to a long-distance moving company in your area.


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