How to pack fragile items

If you are reading this article, then you probably have searched for some good ideas on how to pack fragile items. Yes, it can be hard to pack them all and move them without breaking them. But doesn’t have to be an issue. With this article, we will show you some tips and tricks on packing breakable items and safely move them. So do not worry! It is not hard as it looks. Let us begin with some basics you can use before moving.

Packing fragile – best materials

When it comes to moving fragile items there are numerous good materials you can use to safely relocate them.  One of the simplest ones is old clothes and cloths you do not need anymore. Instead of throwing them away you can easily use them to wrap big and breakable items.  This is the easiest way you can protect them from being damaged, scratched or destroyed. Some of those old fabrics are:

  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • T-Shits
  • Blankets

If you are using these materials be sure to place them on the bottom of the boxes. And wrap them up. Always ask your movers if they can provide you with some good moving boxes Kuwait. That is just another way you can easily secure your items. One other good material you can use to pack fragile items is packing foam. Mostly used in commercial trading, you can easily buy this item at a very low price and cut it to size and shape of your desire. Sometimes, places full of fragile items are our office spaces, so if you ever find yourself in relocating your office, check out business movers Kuwait and make sure to check out every tip and trick they offer.

Old towels can be used to pack fragile items

Best time to start packing

When it comes to placing your breakable items in secure boxes, do not get yourself in any rush over it. It is very important to take your time when doing this. That way you can pack fragile items more safely and securely. With all the time you have, you can easily organize your packing order. Make sure you first pack those items you do not use in day to day life. All excess plates, pictures, and other stuff should be packed first. Leave only the most used ones, but still leave enough room for them when the final day of moving arrives.

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Plan your packing ahead to save time

Useful tools used for packing

Before you even begin on packing breakable items, there are a lot of useful tools you can use to better organize your relocation. These simple household items will make it much easier to pack your fragile items and better secure them during the transport:

  • Duct Tape – no packing is complete without duct tape. Use it to close the boxes or better secure the items in them.
  • Packing paper – mostly used for wrapping very delicate items.
  • Bubble wraps – they are the perfect material you can use to protect items inside the boxes from damaging one another.
  • Measuring tape – make sure all your items are well measured to fit in the appropriate boxes. That way you will have no excess space that can result in tumbling of breakable items.
  • Cardboard – even though cardboard it a bit rougher, it is still a good protection from scratches and other damage that can happen during the transport.
  • Labeling tape – Most important thing you must use when you decide to pack fragile items in boxes, is to label the boxes, so you can know what went where.
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Cardboard is very good for protecting large fragile items

How to pack fragile items

Now that we covered all the necessary topics of what to do and have before you begin your packing, let us talk about the process of packing and what you should and should not do. The basic idea is to wrap every item for itself and, as we mentioned before, it is very important not to have any excess space in the boxes. Plates, glasses, and other ceramic stuff can be packed in paper and placed on top of each other. After that, you can place a bit harder material such as cardboard over them. Use pillows or blankets as well. One of the biggest tips is to wet your newspaper used for packing, that way the paper will go all over the item and secure it completely. Let it dry and stay in the shape of the plate.

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Old newspapers are very good for packing fragile items

The second thing you should keep in mind is to keep the items in the box secured and stable. Or else they can tumble a lot during the transport and damage each other. So instead of having your favorite china delivered, you will just have a bunch of broken plates. Keep your items stable at all time! If by any chance you can not transfer your fragile items at once, make sure you measure them and keep them in storage units of the right size. That way, although it will cost you a bit extra, you will keep them in secure places and then come for them when your transport has more room for them.

If you are packing item with odd shapes, be sure to fill those empty parts with foam, paper clumps and other fabrics you can use to fill empty spaces. Small old sponges are perfect for filling them. This is the only way to prevent any other items to slip into that empty space and cause more damage to your stuff.

Finishing touch and placing the boxes

After you have done all these steps it is time to pack your boxes and send them via your movers. Before you pack your fragile items, measure the cardboard boxes properly, and fill them with items as much as they allow you to. As we mentioned above, when packing breakable stuff, excess space is bad for glass items. In the ned, one of the best ways to make sure your items are 100% secure is to check with your movers if they provide special services when transporting breakable items.

In the video below, watch how actually easy it is to pack your fragile items

We sincerely hope this article helped you better organize and gave you proper ideas on how to pack fragile items. There are a lot of tips and tricks you can use when relocating with Kuwait movers. Please share with us your opinions and experiences about transporting fragile items.