moving tips: how to pack your fragile items
The last thing you want to see is that when you open your favorite Wall artwork or pass heir in your new home, they are broken or damaged.
Here\'s how to avoid this unwelcome situation.
Start early so you have enough time to pack carefully.
If you are in a hurry, you may skip some steps that may cause the glassware to break or a hole in your favorite painting.
So, start collecting your supplies as early as possible and pack as much as you can in advance.
One of the key factors to provide buffering to protect fragile items is to provide enough buffering and enough space around the items in the box.
If that means more boxes, that\'s it: it\'s worth the extra cost in the long run.
You can protect fragile items with many products and even household items, such as packing peanuts, foam packaging, broken paper in the recycle bin, and even old sheets and towels.
You can even wrinkle the pages of a magazine or phone book as a buffer.
In most cases, the combination of these \"protective agents\" will produce the best results.
Before you start packing any box, use two full length packing bands along the bottom seam and fix the opening edges, glassware and cutlery, glassware and crystals, especially long stems, it is easy to break if push or another item falls on the stem.
Small boxes are best suited for fragile items;
This guarantees that you will not pack the box too full.
You can also pack durable items at the bottom, add a layer of foam wrap or towel, and layer your fragile items at the top.
Anyway, from 2-
3 inch layers of peanuts or shredded paper under glass and fragile items.
Pack each item in two layers of paper towels or foam and gently place it in the box.
Once you get a layer of packaged glassware, add more peanuts or shredded paper and start over.
Leave enough space at the top of the box to accommodate more peanuts or paper and make sure the lid is closed without pressure.
Mark the box \"shards\" and mark the content.
Then fix the top with packing tape (not duct tape).
A layer of bubble bag should be included between each plate of dishes;
This will keep them from being bumped together.
Stabilize a pile of plates and bowls with a large amount of shredded paper or peanuts, and do not put them on a pile;
Keep the cutlery and buffer layer flat as you go.
You can also use a clean rag, linen or towel as a protector between dishes, etc.
ArtworkSmaller framed art can be placed upright on the diagonal of the box with foam wrap and/or layered towels and sheets to keep them comfortable and safe.
To buffer, be sure to add peanuts or paper to the bottom of the box first.
The biggest challenge for large artwork is to find a box large enough.
You may need to buy a large box to cut, reconfigure and secure it with packing tape to get the size you need.
The moving company also sells padded boxes for artwork.
Peanuts and paper can be packaged to prevent displacement.
The artwork should be wrapped in foam or a few layers of towels or sheets before sliding into the box, so there should be enough space to accommodate it when creating the box.
The artwork should be tight enough not to move in the box, but not too tight or it will be damaged.