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9 Tips for packing fragile items when moving

You may not realize how many fragile items you have in your house until you start packing them. Wrapping these valuable items up and out of sight can be nerve-wracking. As professional packers and movers, we can give you some valuable advice on how to effectively pack your most fragile belongings.

Here are some valuable tips to keep in mind for your next move:

  1. Use Small Boxes. When packing valuable, fragile items like glassware and porcelain, separate them into several smaller boxes. This will ensure that they don’t break under the pressure of heavier objects.
  2. Wrap Each Item Individually. Anything from crystals to fine china should be wrapped separately according to size and weight. All loose pieces and attachments should be removed and wrapped in bubble wrap or other insulating material.
  3. Tape the Bottom of the Box for Extra Strength. To ensure no items fall through the bottom of the box, reinforce its surface with a layer of tape.
  4. Stuff Hollow Items. Hollow items like vases, bowls, and jars should be stuffed with packing paper to prevent damage.
  5. Mark Your Boxes. It is imperative that you mark “fragile” on all boxes containing valuable, delicate items. It is also important that you communicate with the movers which boxes require extra care.
  6. Take Your Time. Moving is a stressful process. It’s easy to get frustrated and try to pack all items as quickly as possible. When it comes to fragile items, it’s worth taking the time to wrap them properly. This will pay off in the end when you adorn your new home with all your favorite decorations.
  7. Use Solid Boxes. Nothing is more devastating than losing fragile items because a box was too flimsy to transport them properly. Use new, sturdy boxes without holes or damage.
  8. Pack Heaviest Items at the Bottom. The order in which you pack your fragile items is an important part of the process. To ensure that nothing is crushed or broken, pack the heaviest, largest items at the bottom of the box.
  9. Put Soft Material at the Bottom of the Box. Soft materials, like a towel, packing paper, or Styrofoam peanuts, should be layered on the bottom of all boxes containing fragile material. This will help fortify the box and provide padding for the items.

At CiaoBox Sagl, we offer full and partial packing services for moving within Switzerland or abroad. Contact our office today to learn more about the relocation services we offer.

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