Your electronics, jewelry and appliances can get bumped easily during their transport. With this, it is very important to know how they should be packed properly for maximum protection. Hiring a moving company is also advisable when you don’t have much time and professional packing to your items is guaranteed. However if you wanted to do the packing by yourself then below are helpful packing tips for your fragile items to be safe when moving.
Always label all your boxes
This is very important to protect all your fragile items. Put the label “fragile” to any box that needs an extra caution. With this, movers will transport a fragile item more gentle and place it in an area that is more protected.
Wrap all your glass or ceramic dishes
Glass and ceramic dishes should be protected by using a bubble wrap. If you are in a tight budget, you may use clothing and towels instead. Clean socks can also be used as extra padding. This way, you are also packing your clothes and ceramic dishes at the same time.
If you use bubble wrap, make sure you wrap all your items with the bubbles facing out, away from the object. This ensure that the bubbles will not leave any marks on the glass.
Make sure to pack plates vertically
Packing your plates vertically into boxes with padding separating each other will be less likely to break than just stacking them on top of another.
Protect your cosmetic items
Your powders and bronzers are broken easily and may cracked if it will accidentally be dropped during the moving process. Use an extra cotton pad into your powder cosmetics to protect them from breaking.
Item’s original box should be used if available
Make sure to use the original box of any appliances if they are still available. If you don’t have each appliance’s box, make sure that you will be using boxes which are slightly bigger than the item inside.
Photos of your boxes are very helpful in case they’ll be lost or stolen in the moving process. Make sure to take pictures of all your valuables before you move.