One of the most common worries when it comes to moving is making sure all your belongings make it in one piece during the whole process. And why wouldn’t you worry? There are so many fragile things laying around the house, some you wouldn’t even think of! But no need to worry anymore because we have a list of the most fragile things while moving and tips on how to make sure they go unharmed during your move.
List of fragile items:
- Framed Artwork
- Musical Instruments
Now that you know the items you need to give a little more TLC (Tender Loving Care) during your moving process, here are the steps to make sure you are being safe and not sorry!
Keep an inventory
You know what items are considered fragile, now it’s time to determine how many of those items you have in your home. Before you start packing or moving anything, keep an inventory of all your fragile items. It can be a hassle to carefully pack every single thing, so this is also the time to decide what you should keep and what you should throw or give away. If you haven’t used something in over a year, it might be better to say goodbye now and save yourself the trouble of packing it!
Have your packing supplies ready
These 3 supplies will be the armor to all you fragile belongings:
- Cardboard boxes: If you can, brand new boxes are ideal to keep everything secure. However, if you have used ones, just make sure they are clean, dry and strong enough to get the job done.
- Packing paper: You can never have enough packing paper when it comes to protecting your fragile items. This will be the first layer in protecting your belongings.
- Bubble wrap: Not just for the pure joy of popping bubbles, bubble wrap is also a great protective material for moving. And just like packing paper, you can never have enough!
Use your supplies wisely
Now that you got your supplies, it’s time to get to packing!
- Assemble your cardboard boxes
- Place packing paper at the bottom of your boxes (newspaper can also work)
- Wrap your fragile items in packing paper and secure with tape
- Wrap your fragile items again, but with bubble wrap and secure with tape
- Place items in the box and add packing paper in any empty spaces
- Secure box with packing tape
Label! Label! Label!
Once you’ve conquered packing, don’t forget to label your boxes. Even if you know you can remember where everything is, your movers won’t. Labeling your boxes will also let your movers be aware of what is fragile and needs extra care. So, grab a red marker and label your boxes with the item type, which room it belongs in and HANDLE WITH CARE in big letters.
With these simple steps, rest assured that your belongings will look just as good as before they were carefully put into boxes. And always remember, you don’t have to do this by yourself. Services like Isaac’s Moving & Storage can do the packing for you and make sure all your belongings are treated as if it were their own!