There are many aspects of moving. From hiring moving companies to help with the heavy lifting to transferring your utilities to your new home, there will be no shortage of things to do. However, if you decide to handle some of the move on your own, figuring out how to move large, fragile items can be challenging. Thankfully, we’re here to give you some advice that’s sure to help.
- Get the Right Moving Supplies: Trust us when we say that all moving supplies are not created equally. When the time comes for you to make real progress on your move, get quality moving supplies that won’t fall apart easily. While saving on boxes and tape by recycling supplies can be smart, this only works if they are still in optimal condition. A worn down box that has significant wear and tear is sure way to put your electronics and other delicate items in danger of major damage
- Look for the Space: This is an important one. Filling in the gaps in a box creates extra security and support that’s essential when moving fragile items. So after you pack your delicate possessions, be sure to inspect the box carefully. Use newspapers, old clothing or packing paper to fill in the gaps before you tape up that box. You’ll thank us when your beloved items arrive undamaged.
- All About Labels: There’s immense power in writing the words, “FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE” on a box. When moving on your own, you may not need this warning. However, if you are asking friends and family to help with your relocation or you’re looking to hire professional moving help, this kind of disclaimer will prove to be wise. Use a marker and write it in bold colors so that it stands out. This will instruct your moving team to not place items on top of it and to rest in the truck instead of recklessly tossing it around. Make sure you are all about labels.
- Blanket Statement: Have you ever used moving blankets? Well while these ones aren’t meant to necessarily keep you warm, they will provide that important layer of protection that’s needed to transport your belongings safely. When it comes to fragile items, there’s no such thing as too much support. Boxes then to move around a bit during a long distance move. Do everything g in your power to protect your investment by adding moving blankets. This is one moving supply you definitely want to invest in.
- Purchase Insurance: Moving insurance can be tricky. Basic coverage usually only gives you back a fraction of the price you paid for items. When moving expensive, fragile items, we strongly advise customers to purchase full coverage insurance. Although movers are trained to carefully move these kinds of things, accidents do happen. Do your part to ensure that you’re protected.