You obviously want everything that you’re planning on moving with you into your new home to arrive safely and securely. But for some items, that’s easier said than done! Careful packing makes all the difference when you’re loading up boxes. Having the right supplies and keeping a few tips and tricks in mind can help you protect those fragile items for a nice and easy, worry-free move.
Proper Planning with Good Moving Supplies
Managing a move and packing up boxes may not be your definition of fun, but you can’t rush the process. Working quickly just to get the job “done” will just make matters worse when it comes time to settle into your new space. Instead of relaxing, you might find yourself stuck with boxes of broken items that need to be replaced. It’s not worth the risk.
Haphazard packing can end up causing all sorts of damage to your belongings during transit. One of the best ways to stop these accidents from happening is to invest in good packing materials. Using bubble wrap and packing paper to individually wrap fragile items can make a big difference for the overall success of your move.
Choosing the right-sized box for your items will put you in a better position to maximize your packing supplies. Use a box that is appropriately sized for each fragile item. It should provide enough space for cushioning without excess room for movement. Don’t go too big, because you’ll be filling the empty spaces inside the box with packing peanuts or crumpled newspaper. But you also want to be sure that you aren’t overcrowding the box with lots of bubble-wrapped items. You don’t want any of your boxes to be too heavy to carry safely.
More Fragile Wrapping and Packing Tips
If you’ve gone to the trouble of bubble wrapping something nice, then don’t let a flimsy box ruin your efforts. Use new or sturdy, undamaged boxes that can withstand the shipping process and will be able to stack well in the moving truck. You can even double-box certain items for extra protection. Once you’ve packed up a fragile item in one box, just place it inside a larger box with padding around the sides to really keep it secure!
After that, be sure to clearly label the box. Marking the box as “Fragile” on all sides will let whoever is handling the box to move it with care. This step alone can be a real “make or break” for moving fragile items. Don’t assume that you’ll remember which box contains what when it actually comes time to load up the truck. Always keep a marker handy while you’re packing to make sure you have everything neatly labeled for where it needs to go—both inside the house, and whether it can withstand having the weight of another box on top of it during the move.
Need a Hand? Colt Moving Can Help
Whether it’s packing delicate glassware, electronics, or heirlooms, sometimes it’s nice to have an extra set of hands to make sure your items will be ready for the move ahead. If you want help navigating those logistics, Colt Moving can be your all-in-one moving solution!
With our team of experienced packing experts, you can trust us to get the job done right. We take pride in providing comprehensive packing services, in addition to professional moving for all of your most fragile, valuable, and cherished possessions. You don’t have to pack everything up on your own.
By entrusting us with your packing needs, you can focus on other aspects of your move with peace of mind, knowing that your belongings are in capable hands. We’re here to take the hassle out of packing, so you can get the best moving experience possible. If you already have your moving date in mind, contact our office to schedule your professional packers!