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17 April 2014

Tips to Pack Antiques and Valuables

Moving out is a quite a tedious process in itself. Packing your goods can be
another hassle. However, your major concern is always going to be to pack your valuables and antiques. These are things which are your prized possessions and you cannot simply bear a breakage or any other kind of damage to these goods. Well, simply follow these tips and ensure a hassle free packing process for your valuables:

Correct Packing Materials:
If you have the original cartons for your collectibles, it is better to use the same for packing your goods. Well,

this is because these cartons or boxes were made just for the product, so, these boxes are just the perfect ones to pack your goods with. However, if you do not have the same cartons, you can always buy some from the moving and packing companies. These companies provide you with a wide array of packing materials to choose from. In fact, if you have antiques which are shaped differently than the regular ones, you can place an order with the moving company to provide you with a carton or a box which is customized as per your goods’ shape.

Void Filling Materials:
Transportation cannot always be smooth. At the same time, the handling of

your goods can be rough. So, in order to protect your delicate valuables, you need to ensure that you have packed them well. Do not leave any space between the boxes you’ve packed. It is always advisable to fill these places with void fillers like bubble wraps.  There are many other things you can use as gap fillers. Your old newspapers are excellent for filling the space in your cartons. You can also use blankets or cushions for the same.

Systematic Packing:
Chinaware is pretty delicate. Such things need to be packed in a very systematic order. Do not place them one over the other and dump them into a box. Each item needs to be wrapped separately, no matter how small or big it is. For instance, if you are placing your plates in one box or carton, ensure that each plate is wrapped separately in either bubble wrap or newspapers and then stacked together. Also, you need to make certain that all the boxes which carry your fragile items are marked so. This enables the moving staff to understand that these boxes need to be handled with utmost care.

Hygiene is Important:
It is highly essential that you clean all your valuables and collectibles before packing them. This is because if there is any kind of stain on these items and if they stay packed for a long time, there might be a chance that the stain leaves a permanent mark on your favourite vase or other item. Moreover, if there are food particles or other dirt in these things, there is a huge possibility that it might attract bugs and other insects. This is highly dangerous especially for any leather valuables.

Essentially, these are the tips you need to keep in mind before you pack your prized possessions. What you also need to understand is that if there are objects which look too difficult for you to wrap on your own, it is better to leave them for the movers and packers to pack them for you.

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