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Tips for Packing Fragile Items When Moving

Chapel Hill full service movers know everything there is to know about packing fragile items. There’s a science to getting everything packed quickly and safely and a certain balance must be struck. The movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage Chapel Hill have made this guide for everyone who feels overwhelmed or lost when packing fragile items.

Schedule Enough Time to Pack

Start by giving yourself enough time to pack. Always schedule more time than you need, because rushing while packing fragile items will lead to lots of broken items! Give yourself enough time to take your time.

When you schedule time to pack, the time you schedule to pack fragile items should be separate from all the other packing you’ll be doing. Chapel Hill full service movers get into a rhythm when packing fragile items and you will too. Be sure to stick to packing fragile items and nothing else.

Packing Supplies

When our Chapel Hill full-service movers prepare for a move, we use the best quality packing supplies. These are the best options available for packing fragile items, although some are more expensive than others:

  • Tiered Boxes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Foam Peanuts
  • Moving blankets
  • Polystyrene/foam enclosures

    Although our quality movers do not typically recommend it, there are cheaper alternatives that anyone can use when packing fragile items. Chapel Hill moving companies would prefer to use the items above, but these alternatives work as well:

  • File Box
  • Newspaper
  • Clothes
  • Bedspreads
  • Duct Tape

Preparing Fragile Items

As mentioned before, the trick is to get into a rhythm. So how do you get into a packing rhythm?

  • Prepare a packing station.
  • Make sure your station is comfortable.
  • Get all your packing supplies ready in arm’s reach.
  • Stick to packing fragile items all at once.
  • Have boxes pre-made and materials ready to use.

Set yourself up for success by giving yourself enough time to pack. Have snacks and music ready if you believe it will take a few hours to complete.

Packing Large, Fragile Items

Packing large, fragile items is a whole different animal. Chapel Hill full service movers have the tools to pack fragile items like pianos, paintings, vases and statues.

  • Prepare these items by wrapping them in cloth and duct taping them.
  • Pay attention to protecting corners, because they will take the most abuse during the move.
  • Use a dolly or hand truck to move the bigger items. Muscle alone is not the answer and you can end up getting hurt.
  • Take your time when you are moving these items.

It’s going to take longer to move large, fragile items, so prepare even more time to pack, carry and load these items.

Chapel Hill Full Service Movers

All My Sons Moving & Storage is a full service moving company that has decades of experience moving all kinds of fragile items. Our affordable rates will make packing and moving a lot easier and allow you to focus on the important aspects of your move like finding a job or registering your kids at new schools. Call our Chapel Hill moving company for more information: (919) 957-9240.