How to Pack Fragile Items

Packing regular items requires some thought for protection and safety, but what about items that are fragile and need extra care? A lot of people may assume that all items are the same and therefore can be packed the same. When you pack fragile items in a careless manner, however, this significantly increases the risk of these items breaking. The last thing you want is your items to be breaking, especially those of value and importance. 

One of the ways to ensure your items are packed properly is by hiring packing services, but if you’re looking to do it on your own we can help. Here at Augusta Movers, we have come up with some tips on how to properly pack delicate items so you can go about your move worry-free. 

Plan Ahead of Time 

What’s the best way to ensure that all of your fragile items are packed properly? By making sure you have the allotted time to do so, of course! Moves can be stressful, full of constant work and physically/mentally tiring, so forgetting a few things here and there can happen. If one of those forgotten things happens to be properly packing your stuff, it can lead to valuables that don’t work/look good anymore. To avoid this, make sure your moving plan is organized with checklists, labeling equipment and reminders. Staying on track and planning the important steps beforehand will make sure that nothing is forgotten and everything gets done on time.  

Have the Right Equipment 

In most cases, flimsy newspapers will not be enough to keep your fragile items safe. This is why choosing the proper equipment for the job is crucial. The best packing equipment to have ready for packing items fragile or otherwise include: 

  • High quality boxes 
  • Bubble wrap & packing paper 
  • Packing tape 
  • Pliable Cardboard 
  • Scissors 

In addition, packing certain fragile items with linen (blankets, comforters, sheets, pillows, etc.) may be a great way to keep these items from being damaged/scratched. When it comes down to it, be sure to lay out all of your tools on the table so you have access to all of them & can use them in the right way.  

Labeling, Labeling and More Labeling! 

Labeling is often overlooked due to the fact that it requires additional work that people see as “unnecessary”. When you take this small step to label your boxes, however, the payoff is huge. Once you do, you know where everything has to go when you move into your new home. This reduces a ton of time you’d be spending scattering around your new home finding the right places for certain items. What does this have to do in relation to fragile items, you may ask? When you label fragile items, it is now easy for movers or yourself to place them in the right spot when being transported and when being dropped off at your new place so as to not damage/break them. 

Hire Our Moving Team Today! 

When you want to implement a move in a professional & efficient manner, no one does it quite like our team here at Augusta Movers. From start to finish, we work extremely hard to ensure that all of your moving needs are met properly. We care about you and your items, so you can trust us to take care of your items and implement your move the way it needs to be done. To hire the best moving company in Toronto, call our team at +1 (647) 783-8730 for more info today.