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Tips on How to Pack Fragile Items

If you are packing fragile items, chances are you will need Louisville residential movers. At All My Sons Moving & Storage, we know a thing or two about packing fragile items. While there are no guarantees that all your items will make it without a scratch to your new home, especially if you are packing yourself, there are some packing tips for fragile items you can follow to make this goal much more attainable.

Packing Tips for Fragile Items When Moving

Whether an item is valuable sentimentally or monetarily, you will want to make sure you are packing fragile items properly, so they arrive in good condition at your new home.

When you’re packing fragile items, it is important to use the proper packing supplies.
If you cut corners when it comes to packing supplies, it is much more likely that something will break. You can find professional Louisville packing supplies at full-service moving companies like All My Sons Moving & Storage. We have specialty boxes, furniture covers, stretch wrap, and more.

When in doubt, wrap fragile items.
Our Kentucky movers recommend gathering a healthy amount of wrapping materials. If are packing fragile items, using bubble wrap is the first step to protecting them. 

Pack the heaviest items on the bottom.
Whether it is a stack of boxes or within a box itself, start with the heaviest items on the bottom and pack lighter or fragile items towards the top; the moving boxes should get lighter as you move upward.

Make sure moving boxes are secure.
When packing fragile items, even if the items are wrapped, it is more likely that something will break if it is carelessly thrown into a large moving box or if there is too much space left in the box. A secure and snugly packed box will keep your items from shifting too much and won’t make a lot of noise if you gently shake it. This idea also applies to the arrangement of moving boxes in the moving van. You do not want moving boxes with fragile items sliding around as you head to your new place.

Label the appropriate boxes or items as fragile.
This will alert your Louisville movers to take extra care when handling these items and cautions them to place fragile boxes or items in the appropriate positions.

Take items in your car.
After packing fragile items, if you are concerned with transport, consider taking these fragile belongings in your car rather than the moving truck. You will be able to keep an eye on your precious possessions or even have someone hold onto it the entire trip if necessary. Just make sure everyone is aware that the item is there.

Entrusting Our Louisville Movers to Pack Fragile Items

The safest way of properly packing fragile items is to hire professionals who offer Louisville packing services to do it for you. We have the professional packing supplies you need as well as the experience of packing fragile items no matter their size or shape. Contact us today to get a moving and packing quote.