Protecting Everything Fragile during a Move
As though the process of moving is not stressful enough in and of itself, it can also be extremely unnerving to transport your most fragile and special belongings. In order to make your move successfully and without having an anxiety attack, it is important that you take measures to protect your items in every way. By taking precautions on your own as well as enlisting the help of a white glove delivery service, you can rest assured that your move will go as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
The integrity of your personal property begins with you. There are many steps that you can take to ensure that your belongings will remain safe and intact throughout the entire moving process. Here are a few simple ways to protect your fragile items:
Though it can at times be tempting to start using any container available (i.e.: suitcases, laundry baskets, etc.) to pack your items away in, all of your belongings should be packed in boxes for maximum protection. In addition, it is easier to handle and stack boxes, which will offer your items further security.
Use Packing Materials
Do not skimp on the bubble wrap, packing peanuts or shrink wrap when packing away your most fragile items. A generous layer on the bottom of the box goes a long way to supplementing any other protective wrap you have placed on individual belongings. You may also consider wrapping items like picture frames or glass candles in blankets and linens. Lastly, all glassware should be packed right side-up.
All boxes should be labeled appropriately so that both you and your movers are aware of which boxes contain the most fragile items, and which way they should be carried.
Don’t over/under pack
Placing too many heavy items in one box can cause the box to break and cause damage to your fragile belongings. Conversely, packing a box lightly can allow your delicate items to roll around and bump into one another, causing just as much damage as if the box broke altogether.
In some cases, you may be ordering brand new furniture and/or other items to be delivered to the home that you are moving to. In this case, you can reduce your stress by hiring a white glove delivery service to bring your new belongings safely to your home, guaranteed without a scratch or scrape. These services can even assemble your new pieces for you, to reduce even more stress! You may also choose to hire a delivery service for any fragile items which may currently be in storage.
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