To say moving is a stressful process is putting it mildly. Moving is a time consuming, energy zapping, and sometimes headache inducing undertaking, especially if you don’t hire a packing and moving service to do it for you.
If you’re set on doing it yourself, you’ll want to make sure you’re packing the RIGHT way. Yes, there actually is a right and wrong way to pack!
When it comes to packing your fragile items, here are some tips to follow to make sure your precious pieces survive the journey.
Pick the Right Supplies
It’s easy to think towels, newspapers or rugs would make good packing supplies. The truth is they don’t. Towels and rugs can slip easily during moves and newspaper often leave behind a black residue. To do a move the right way, you’ll want to invest in packing paper. It’s durable and will do the job without leaving any sort of ink behind.
Use Packing Paper or Bubble Wrap Generously
To pack fragile items, you’ll want to place lots of packing paper or bubble wrap at the bottom of the box. You’ll also want to make sure to wrap each individual item in packing paper. Nothing spells disaster more than fragile items stacked against one another without any padding or protection in between.
Think About Weight
No, I’m not talking about your own weight! I’m talking about the weight of your items. Pack the larger items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Also, make sure not to over pack your boxes. You’ll want your fragile items to be snug, but not piled on top of one another.
When it come time to pack fragile items, the best thing you can do is be prepared and take your time. Nothing’s worse than half hazardly packing fragile items because time is running out…that’s a quick way to ensure your fragile items break during the move!