When it comes to packing and transporting fragile items, all that homeowners need to demonstrate is a bit of patience and a light hand. Of course, Invoke Moving, the premier moving company in Forth Worth, is available for consideration if you would rather not do this job yourself. But if you have made a firm decision to pack and transport fragile items, all you will need is:
- Quality boxes (various sizes)
- Packing paper
- Pliable cardboard
- Bubble wrap
- A pair of scissors
- Packing tape
Plates made of china or glass should be packed in a vertical manner, using small to medium-sized boxes. Remember to line the boxes with crumpled packing paper on the bottom and top, after placing the plates. Each plate should be wrapped in bubble wrap and secured with packing tape.
There must be a piece of paper placed in between each standing plate, and the box shouldn’t be over-packed.
Glasses tend to be even more fragile than plates. Hence extra care needs to be taken when packing each individual item wrapped with a packing paper and placed carefully inside the box. To decrease the empty spots inside the box, place crumpled paper inside the large pieces. The heaviest items should be placed at the bottom of the box, followed by the lighter pieces.
For packing specialty items or heirloom decoration pieces that you would rather see in one piece at the end of the move, consider the size and shape of each item. The other things to consider are handles or protruding pieces that could break (if any).
Thereafter, wrap the item completely with the bubble wrap and tape. Place the item on a piece of pliable cut cardboard. After that, place another piece of cardboard on top of the item and bend the ends carefully. Make sure to secure the ends with a lot of tapes. To prepare the item for transportation, wrap it entirely in bubble wrap and secure tightly with the tape.
The last step is to place the items inside the paper-lined box (that should be rough of the same size as the item), fill gaps with crumpled paper, seal the box with tape and write ‘FRAGILE’ in big, bold letters on the box.
Don’t forget to inform the movers about the items that are in each box. This small detail will ensure that your fragile items arrive at the new destination in one piece.