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People often underestimate how important packing is. They think that they can simply pile up their things into a moving truck and that they'll somehow stay intact. Well, as you might have guessed, this is wrong. Proper packing is necessary not only so that your items remain safe but also in order to avoid moving accidents. Now, you can get away with poor packing if you move items like pillows or blankets. But, when it comes to fragile items, you need to take extra care in order for them to survive the relocation. So, let us take a look at some fragile items packing hacks in order to make your packing easier and safer.
In order to deal with fragile items packing properly, you will first need to get packing supplies. Now, before you go shopping, there is one thing we would like to mention. One of the most common moving mistakes people make is trying to save money when packing fragile items. Cheap moving solutions can be considered, but only when moving tougher items that are harder to damage. Please, don't risk the safety of your items and the safety of the people helping you over a couple of grands. The proper supplies and the right choices of moving services can even help you save some money for travel!
But, you need to make sure that there is no direct contact between the items. Items made out of brittle material like glass or ceramics can easily get damaged simply from truck vibrations. Not to mention that any larger bump can easily cause a disaster. So make sure to place enough padding between the items so that there is no chance of them breaking.
Labeling and taping
Once you've packed your boxes you will need to tape them up and label them. This can be an interesting activity for your offspring if you are moving with kids – it will save you some time and keep them occupied. It could be a good way to prepare your kids for moving both mentally and physically.
Bear in mind that there is no such thing as a moving box that has too much tape. It is up to you to make sure that your box will not fly open during transportation. So make sure that you tape it up properly. After that, you will need to label it. Our advice is to use markers that are clearly visible and to write in big letters. Remember to mention that the content of the box is fragile and add if it is also heavy. If it is necessary to carry a box in a certain way, make sure to mark it on the box. The more information you can give to your movers, the easier it will be for them to help you.
If you followed what we've outlined so far, you should be almost guaranteed to have a safe relocation. The only thing we would add is that you find reliable movers online to help you out. Beware of the moving scams, though! No matter how safely you pack your fragile items, transposing them safely will be a difficult task. This is why you should only let the best possible movers handle your fragile items. Only will their help will you minimize the risk of a moving accident and keep your possessions safe and sound.