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How to Take Care of Your Delicate Items While Moving

You carefully select professional Tennessee movers to handle your move to Knoxville after you spent a week packing everything yourself in random containers you had around the house. When you arrive at your new home, you start unpacking only to discover your drinking glasses are all broken. While the Tennessee moving company you chose carried those unmarked containers carefully, there is little they can do if the boxes are packed carelessly. So, make sure you’re following these tips to pack things properly for your move.

 

Hire Professional Packers

At All My Sons Moving & Storage Knoxville, we do our best to move your items with care, but the best way to ensure your items will arrive unharmed is to hire professionals to pack for you.  Not only does this option give you peace of mind, but also it frees up your time to take care of any other pressing moving matters.

 

Packing Yourself

If you insist on packing everything up yourself, you will want to make sure that you pack fragile items correctly so that they can make it to your new home intact.

How to Pack Glass

When moving fragile items, make sure you wrap everything, especially if you pack glass. Use quality packing supplies like bubble wrap, crumbled newspaper/paper, packing peanuts, cardboard dividers, sturdy boxes, and quality packing tape. You may even want to consider investing in some containers that you know will keep their shape. Wrap each item individually and place newspaper or paper in between if stacking. If the glass items are hollow, make sure you fill the holes with packing materials. You will also want to make sure the heaviest items are on the bottom. Finally, when the box is secure and ready for your move to Knoxville, label it with “fragile” or “this side up.”

A good rule of thumb is to make sure that when moving fragile items, they are snug and secure. If you have a large item that is an irregular shape, this idea is especially important. A wrapped vase in an otherwise empty box is troubling. If after a gentle shake, you can hear items shifting around, you will want to repack the box.

Moving Fragile Items in Your Car

If you have an item that is irreplaceable like a priceless family heirloom or an expensive crystal vase that you fear could be damaged during transport, you may want to consider wrapping it up carefully and then taking it in your car instead. Someone could physically hold on to it during the ride. Make sure everyone is aware of the item and keep it out of harm’s way.

If the item you want to move in your car will not fit in your already overstuffed automobile, you could choose to use storage units in Knoxville TN to pick up the item later to transport. This way someone could hold part of the item and watch it the entire trip.

 

It is important to take your time when you move delicate items. If you decide to pack fragile items on your own, allow yourself plenty of time to do it correctly or just leave it to the professionals like All My Sons Moving & Storage Knoxville, Tennessee movers.