A mover’s worst nightmare is to end up with damaged items after what seemed like a successful move. When moving, it is important to take proper precaution when packing fragile, potentially dangerous, and hard to pack items. By properly pack these items, you protect them from damage and the movers from injury. Here is how to pack fragile items for shipping.
1. Blocked Knives
Some knives come in a block for safe keeping while being used in the kitchen. Its best to pack the knives while still in the block. But first, ensure you secure the knives in place using tape. Wrap the block with bubble wrap and secure the bubble wrap with tape.
All your grooming items should be kept in a grooming bag. Make sure to keep the bag with you during your move. If you cannot personally carry them, ensure you pack them in a secure cardboard cover. Keep the blade side covered at all times during the move. Cover the cardboard with bubble wrap.
3. Loose Knives
Some knives are not bought as a set. You need to keep these knives wrapped together in a box or a towel. You should be able to wrap the towel or box again after securing the knives. Make sure to label the box or wrapping paper.
If you own a cactus plant, you should be careful about how you wrap the plant for the move. Keep all your plants together. Ensure you wrap the cacti with layers of newspaper pages followed by a layer of bubble wrap. Pack it in a box and ensure you label it.
5. Push Pins
Sewing pins or normal pins are a potential disaster if not carefully packed for a move. You can safely secure them in a pincushion. Once secured in the cushion, you can wrap the cushion in newspaper and bubble wrap for safety.
6. School Supplies, Gardening Tools, And Kitchen Accessories
Some of these items can contain potentially harmful parts or tips. Therefore, they should all be packed with caution during a move. You can cover the sharp edges with plastic covers or cardboards. Follow-up with bubble wrap and tape it firmly in place. This how to pack fragile items for shipping.
You can buy some cardboard glass dividers to pack your glasses while moving. Take extra precaution when packing stemware. Wrap each stem using extra cushion. Use bubble wrap or paper after wrapping with a cushion. Make sure to label the boxes clearly and also indicate which side is up.
Vases are specialty items and thus should be packed in specialty boxes. Pack the vase in the box you bought it in or look for boxes specifically made for vases. Wrap the box in bubble wrap or newspaper and secure with tape.
Dishes can shift, slide, and break if they are not packed securely in a box. Therefore, make sure to wrap the dishes in paper or bubble wrap and secure them in a box using a lot of packing peanuts. Ensure you place secure cushioning between the dishes to prevent them from scratching. Also, label them as fragile.