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10 December 2012

Protect Your Fragile Items with These Handy guidelines

As though moving weren’t already such a tedious affair, packing fragile items can become quite hectic as well. The last thing anyone would want to find upon reaching their new residence is to find some brittle priceless item destroyed. Moving can sometimes be quite a bumpy ride and therefore delicate objects should be packed and stored in secure fashion.

The following are a few easy tips that can help you avoid a potentially disastrous episode:

It is said that the early bird gets the worm and this saying applies to packing as well. Start packing well in advance so that you have enough time to pack breakables carefully. Last minute hurrying may lead to one forgetting about important details and this could prove detrimental to fragile items.

It is best advised that all breakables such and glassware and ceramic items be packed in small boxes to ensure that you don’t over pack the box. Another useful tip when packing boxes is to make sure that all durables are packed at the bottom of boxes with fragile items on top to avoid breakage. All ceramic dishware should be packed with a layer of bubble wrap sandwiched between each plate to prevent them from banging against each other and getting chipped.

It is also important to secure all breakables with plenty of cushioning in the packing boxes. There are many things including household items that can be used to protect and store fragile items. These may include bubble wrap, shredded paper, foam peanuts, old towels, bed sheets and old boxes. Also, make sure to secure both the bottom seam as well as the open edges with at least two full length strips of sturdy tape.

Some people may even require storage facilities to make the move smooth and stress-free. In this case make sure that removal and Storage Company has climate controlled storage to protect leather items, antiques, paintings etc

Last but not the least; make sure that all boxes that contain breakables are labeled “fragile” so that they are handled with care by the movers. It is also important to find out if the relocation company you have selected includes insurance in their removal costs.

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