There is nothing as hurtful as an accidental breakage of valuables when moving. Unfortunately, that is the reality you might be forced to deal with if you don't take precautions to avoid breakages. Below are some of the precautions that can help secure your fragile belongings.
Clear the Path
Leave a clear path where you can walk when taking fragile items out of the house to the moving truck. Trying to navigate a path full of toys or furniture increases the risk of slip and fall accidents, which can lead to the breakage of items.
Avoid Oversized Boxes
Using oversized boxes increases the risk that your moving boxes will be too heavy for you to handle with ease. The heavier your boxes are, the higher the risk that you might lose your footing and fall when carrying the boxes.
Use Moving Equipment
Don't rely on your physical strength and stability to carry and move your fragile items. Gather the necessary moving equipment such as moving dollies and trollies to help you.
Use Adequate Packing Materials
Don't skimp on packing materials when moving fragile materials. Apart from commercial packing materials such as bubble wrap and packing paper, you can also improvise by using blankets, pillows, and clothing. You can also mix soft materials with the fragile ones so that the fragile ones don't bang together during the move.
Label the Moving Boxes
It also helps to label the moving boxes as "Fragile." Label at least two sides of each box, as well as the top, so that the movers or handlers can see the labeling irrespective of the orientation of the box.
Disassemble Large Items
Large fragile items are best disassembled before packing and moving. This is even more necessary with items that have fragile accessories or parts that can be detached. For example, if a wood cabinet has glass parts, the glass can be removed, packed, and transported separately.
Last-minute packing tends to be hurried, and the hurry increases the risk of making a mistake. You can avoid such risks by starting your moving preparations early enough so that you can have enough time for every task.
Avoid Spaces inside Boxes
Leaving spaces inside your moving boxes allows the items to shift and bang against each other during handling, and this increases the risk of breakage. Avoid this by not leaving any spaces between fragile items. Fill such spaces with packing materials or smaller (and soft) items.
To learn more about moving fragile items, contact a moving company in your area.Share