When relocating your home or offices, you surely have your fragile and breakable items to pack.
To prevent your fragile items from damaging during transportation, Book a mover brings you these amazing packing techniques.
This blog will reduce your worries about shifting your breakables.
Using the right kind of packaging when relocating for packing Glassware and other breakables will ensure a safe transfer.
If you have limited boxes, prefer using more packaging material for lightboxes.
In case it is possible, try arranging for boxes specially built for packing the breakable items.
Check out these exciting and useful moving hacks for choosing the right packaging material:
• Dish barrels are appropriate. The name “Dish Barrels” derives from wooden barrels that were used to transport overseas to China. Removalists carry a supply of cardboard alternatives. To absorb travel shock and prevent the stuff from breaking, they are made of significantly stronger and thicker cardboard. They cost a little more than standard boxes to transport, but they’re good enough to justify it.
• Make sure that you correctly set up the boxes and seal the bottoms properly. Prefer to use sturdy, wide packing tape only. A tape gun will make this job simpler. Draw tape about one-third of the way across the bottom and up the arms. Use extra tape to secure the ends and hold the container square while sealing the tape.
• For packing breakables, you can use old newspapers and magazines. But don’t forget to wash every item when you unpack. You can also purchase White packing paper in a bundle from a moving company.
• Keep a stack of paper ready before you begin to pack.
• Involve the entire family. With proper training and guidance, young kids can also help you with packing. This sets the stage for moving adventures and makes them feel helpful and essential.
Begin with a Soft Bed of Paper in Your Packing Cartons
Begin by placing a soft bed of packaging paper in your dish barrels. This will cushion the items in the box during travel.
The safest is the crumpled paper.
The crumpled paper provides more shock-absorbing advantages for the move.
Don’t compromise while using paper. You need about a seven-inch bed of paper on the bottom of every packing carton.
Packing Glassware and breakables
Begin by packing the heaviest, solid Glassware in the bottom half and end with the most brittle in the upper half of the box.
For instance, place glass trays at the bottom layer.
The thumb rule to keep in mind while packing is to ensure lots of packaging material, crumpled paper on the top as well as bottom of your carton, and wrap every piece separately for safety.
You can also use appropriate layers of bubble wrapping paper. They also help to ensure the protection of breakable items.
Place your piece of Glassware on a load of wrapping paper.
Inserting paper into the open end of the dish using one sheet of paper will result in a high degree of cushioning.
Fold both sides of the paper up and over it. As you roll each piece, roll and tuck the sides. Remember to wrap each item individually.
You can double wrap by repeating this procedure for crystal or very fragile items.
Wrapping Glasswares and breakables – Roll & Tuck
Continue to use the approach mentioned above to pack Glassware and breakables.
This packing technique will make sure that every part of the glass has enough layers of paper for the utmost safety.
Double wrapping of crystal or fragile Glassware offers more safety and protection.
The goal is not to make tidy packages, but to ensure that ample layers of paper cover your items.
More the placement of crumple paper, the more layers and the better safety.
Wrap and Pack Breakable Glasses
For glasses or other drinkware, apply the same wrapping technique. Place every wrapped item on the crumpled bed in the carton.
Line items side by side and add more packaging paper to the corners and sides of the carton, where the risk of impact is higher.
In between layers, add about three-four sheets of packing paper and fit small pieces of Glassware where space allows.
If you can hear a “clattering” noise or objects making contact when you put them in the box, you lack enough packaging paper to avoid breakage.
Adjust as needed and don’t be worried to use too much paper.
Wrap And Pack Breakable Plates
Follow the same wrapping technique.
Place packing paper between every item and then place them in a stack of plates of a similar size in your dish barrels. Add more paper as needed to wrap each stack.
As mentioned earlier, pack heavy plates at the bottom of the carton.
It is okay to wrap less paper between every hefty, break-resistant plates like Corelle plates but adjust the minimum two layers of paper.
Overlapping papers creates better cushioning.
Use a fair amount of packaging papers while packing more brittle porcelain or stoneware.
Fill-Up Your Dish-Barrels To The Top
Add your wrapped items in your barrels until you are about 3 inches from the top. Add a squashed layer of paper on the top.
This is also an excellent place to add items like small non-breakables, lightweight wooden,r resistant plastic trays.
Ensure to cover the top of your packaging container with ample amounts of paper so that you don’t press on the top of the packing box as you seal the top flaps.
When the movers load these cartons into a moving truck, they assemble these cartons on one top of one another.
If your cartons are not tightly packed, the resulting pressure will damage your products.
Always label your boxes with your name, address, and a tag stating “Fragile” to make it easier for the movers to unload in the correct place.
If you plan to move again soon, reusing packaging material will lower your moving costs.