Are you stressing out about the thought of having to pack all your fragile household items? These items consist of things that are simply everywhere around your house such as your glassware, chinaware, antiques, electronic equipment, artwork, mirrors, lamps, and musical instruments. You just can’t bear the fact that they may suffer some damage during a typical relocation. This is the case only if some safety tips are not taken into consideration when packing the fragile items. Don’t worry! Trico Long Distance Movers have got you covered, not only do we hold our services to the highest of standards, but we also strive to provide the customer with the safest and most efficient moving solutions in the country. Trico Long Distance Movers take the safety of your valuables very seriously and have provided you with the safety tips you need when packing for relocation . So without further adieu, here are the following tips you should religiously go by to make sure your fragile items survive the relocation.
Before packing, declutter
Do you have your grandma’s china lying around the house for no particular use? Make a list of all the items that need to be packed, but then make a separate list of all the items that are breakable. This will help you see all the items you’re going to need to pack and help you organize the way you are going to pack them. Apart from this, you will be well aware of all the fragile items that are in your house but have no purpose. Like your grandma’s china for example. Take note of how to get rid of all these items, because they will just be a problem for you during your relocation. These items can be given to someone as a gift or they can be sold by making a garage sale, depending on the way you want to get rid of them.
Get packing materials
The first thing you need to do, once you get everything sorted out, is to procure some packing material to make sure your items get transported safely. These items consist of strong cardboard boxes that you can get from some grocery stores that are not in the need of them anymore. They should be sturdy and dry so that they can hold your items well. Another good idea is to get some packing paper or even add some tissue paper to fill in those empty spaces a box can have and to keep your valuables in place. Bubble wrap is essential because it keeps all your fragile items sturdy in the box, as well as packing tape to close the box in the end and to make sure it doesn’t open during the move.
Before you pack moving boxes
It is extremely important to prepare your moving boxes before you place your delicates in them. First, you should check the boxes to see if they have any damage, this can be from water, or maybe a hole in some place you never noticed before. After this, you need to tape the inside of the box for extra sturdiness. In the end, add paper at the bottom of each box as an absorbent layer. This layer will absorb some vibrations and hits during the move, it can also be made of newspaper.
Wrapping fragile items
The next step is to pack your boxes! This consists of following rules of safety so that you and your fragile items don’t get damaged during the process. The first thing you should do is find your own special corner of the house that is going to be known as the packing area. This area must have a clean, flat and sturdy table surface. To pack your fragile items, gather all your small and medium-sized boxes and be sure not to make them too heavy so that they can be transported easily. The paper should be first applied after you have placed your item inside the box, bubble wrap for extra sturdiness. Newspapers should not be used on the surface of your items due to ink stains. Be sure to stack plates vertically lined with crumpled packing paper on the bottom and top. Each of the plates should be wrapped in bubble wrap and secured with tape. It’s extremely important not to overpack the box.
Padding your moving boxes
It is extremely important to pad the insides of your boxes to prevent them from moving during the relocation as soon as you have placed your breakables inside. To make sure all your items are sturdy enough inside the container, add pieces of paper, old clothing, towels or some of those extra pieces of bubble wrap hanging around. All these items are perfect to use to fill any remaining space and to avoid any slight movement during the relocation.
Label your moving boxes
Labeling the boxes in which not only fragile but any items are placed during a move is essential. The organization is key and it can help you to reduce the risk of damage during your relocation. Write things like fragile and handle with care so that the movers will be aware of the delicate items in your boxes. A good idea would be to number or name each box and to keep a list or document with the information of what each box contains; remember to keep the list specific and broad. You can also color code the boxes according to which room the item will be going into. For example, anything that should be put in the living room can be green, and anything in the kitchen red.
Handle your fragile items with extra caution
Caution is key when handling fragile items. Please be extremely careful when carrying the boxes that you have packed your fragile items in and watch your every step because you don’t want to trip. When you get to the truck, load it safely for easier transportation. Don’t hurry, take all the time you need to be cautious.
If you are planning a relocation soon, you probably have so many questions, not only about the moving day itself but the moving process in general. To make you understand the big picture more thoroughly, we’ve put together this short list of some of the most frequently asked questions we get.
How much does moving cost?
The cost of moving with Trico Long Distance Movers depends on various factors. For example, your pickup and delivery locations significantly influence the price, and so does the number and type of belongings you are moving. In addition, the services you choose will alter the price as well.
How can I know what moving with Trico will cost?
It’s easy – simply ask for a moving price estimate. All you have to do is fill out the form on our website or give us a call. We’ll only need some basic information and we’ll provide you with your estimate in no time.
I need to ship my car too. Can you help?
Of course! Aside from moving services, Trico also offers high-quality car shipping services. We do both door to door and terminal to terminal shipping, and you will also get to choose between an open and enclosed auto carrier. Feel free to give us a call for additional information on this topic.
By following the steps Trico Long Distance Movers have provided for you, your fragile items are sure to be transported easily. These techniques and your cautious nature will relocate them in no time, damage free. And if you’re ready to move, give us a call and our agents will happily provide you with all the necessary information. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!