When it comes to moving, you are going to have a lot of stuff that you need to pack into boxes. Some of these items are going to be sentimental, fragile, and breakable. With that being said, you need to know how to properly pack these items to ensure they remain safe during transport. Keep reading to learn how to pack some of the most popular items while moving to minimize the chances of arriving at your new house with broken belongings.
Plates need to be packed up and down (so vertically) in small- or medium-sized boxes that are lined with crumpled-up packing paper on the bottom of the box as well as the tox. Make sure to wrap each individual plate in bubble wrap before securing it with tape. Make sure to also place paper between all of the standing plates. Avoid overpacking the box; otherwise, the box may collapse.
Place crumbled paper inside of each glass and then wrap each one with packing paper or bubble wrap. Packing paper needs to be used to line small- to medium-sized boxes as well as to fill in the spaces around the glasses to reduce the risk of the glasses moving around while being transported. The heaviest items need to be placed in the bottom half of the box, and the lighter items need to be placed in the top half of the box.
Pictures and Frames
Again, using small- to medium-sized boxes that are lined with packing paper, you should place picture frames standing upright. You should also crumple up packing paper and place them in between each of the pieces. The frames themselves need to also be wrapped in the paper. On top of the frames, make sure to add additional paper to minimize the risk of the frames moving around during transport. For any pictures and paintings that are more than about three feet in size, you should move them separately and ensure that they are wrapped with bubble wrap as well as a moving blanket before transport.
It can be a bit tricky to try and pack flat-screen televisions. To begin, remove any accessories, cables, and the like. Label these and pack them in a box by themselves. Don't forget to label the box as well! The screen should be wrapped in a moving blanket, which should then be secured with packing tape. The TV should then be placed inside of a box before securing it with tape. Don't forget to ensure that the box is properly sized for your television. Ideally, try to use the box that the television came in when you purchased it.
For more information on how to move specialty items like these or for assistance, contact a residential moving company in your area.