The moving process can be an stressful process to some which is why at Roy’s Moving we provide the highest quality moving assistance. One of the biggest concerns when moving is transporting your fragile and cherished items. The worst feeling is arriving at your new destination and opening your moving boxes to broken items you used to love. To avoid this, we have provided you with some fragile item packing tips for your big move.

What You Will Need

When it comes to packing your items, you will need boxes of different sizes to place your things in. When it comes to packing fragile and delicate belongings you will need more than just the boxes. You will want to ensure the items are protected as they move around in a box during transport. Other materials you should have include:

  • Packing Paper
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Brown Paper Tape

Double Wrap For Extra Protection

You have your fragile belongings together and it’s time to get them in their respective boxes. Before you do this you will want to wrap them properly to ensure maximum protection. To do this you will want to wrap each item in one to two layers of bubble. Tape up the layers and your item is guaranteed to be secure. Obviously you can decide how many layers you would like to wrap your items in if you are limited on supplies.

Add Cushion To Your Moving Boxes

While we all wish there were padded boxes for moving easily available, you are going to have to improvise with your own cushioning methods. Get a few pieces of packing paper together, then add them to the bottom of your box before adding any delicate piece. Once you are done packing the box, add another layer of paper on top so that way you have a cushion on the top and bottom of the box.

Label Your Box

This tip cannot be stressed enough as there have been many instances that items were damaged or lost simply because their container was not properly labeled for movers. To ensure a proper transport, make your movers aware of boxes with fragile items by labeling the boxes as such; “FRAGILE.”

Leave Some Space

When you move, you will more likely than not be stacking the boxes  and there is no guarantee that all of the heavy boxes will end up on the bottom during all of the commotion. Sometimes heavier boxes end up stacked on top of other boxes that may contain fragile items. If your fragile box is packed to the top then the items inside are vulnerable to being broken by the weight of the box on top. To avoid this tragedy, leave an inch of space at the top of the box while you are packing a box with delicate items inside.

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