Saturday, September 8, 2012
Tips For Packing Delicate Items
When you are packing your valuables for a move, you must be surely bothered about how to pack fragile items? It indeed takes a lot of effort, time and sometimes special packing supplies for packing delicate items during moving. The process is precarious as fragile items are delicate as well as quite expensive. Keep the following tips in mind while you are packing the fragile items.
There are different kinds of delicate or fragile items. Hence different packing strategy is needed to pack each of the delicate items. The first step to do is to separate the items like those which are easily breakable including china ware, stemware, glasses, collectible figurines etc. next step is to collect or buy packing supplies that are helpful in proper packing of delicate items like bubble wrap, strong plastic bins, packing peanuts, newspaper, butter paper, soft clothes etc. Sturdy plastic boxes are more preferred than cardboard boxes since they might prove risky. You can also buy specialized moving boxes which are specifically made for packing delicate items which would have special indications in the form of text like “handle with care” and “this side up”. This would help the Chicago movers to handle the item properly while loading and unloading during moving.
The traditional cardboard box might prove fatal for fragile items like heavy china ware. The bottom of such boxes has a tendency to fall off once it is overloaded. So it would be easier and safe to use a storage box having handles to make it easier to carry. While packing glasses, stemware, valuable mugs etc stuff paper or cloth and then wrap them with bubble wrap or newspaper. Make sure not to place smaller saucers on top of larger plates for avoiding damage. There are chances that newspaper would leave ink marks on your expensive china. For preventing this, buy brown paper and use them instead newspapers for packing fragile items.
Place some shredded paper or heap up paper stripes at the bottom of the box or rather level them before placing delicate items into the boxes. This would make a cushion against any bumps. It is important to fill the gap between fragile items into the box so that they do not hit each other and break in the process. You can use packing peanuts to fill the gaps. Make sure to label packed boxes containing delicate fragile items properly. The professionals at King David Moving and Storage would ensure safety of your fragile items as they handle everything professionally