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How To Pack Fragile Items


During a move, ensuring your belongings make it to your new home safe and secure is a big priority. The first step in any successful move is ensuring your belongings are packed properly. Unfortunately, packing fragile items securely can be a nerve-wracking experience, requiring extra care and attention. Luckily, it’s possible to move even the most fragile items without damaging them as long as they’re packed correctly. Below, our Gainesville moving company shares seven tips for packing fragile items like a pro mover!

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Gather The Necessary Supplies

First and foremost, ensure you have all the supplies and tools you need to properly pack fragile items. In addition to supplies such as plenty of boxes, stock up on supplies and tools, such as the following.

  • Bubble Wrap
  • Newspaper/Packing Paper
  • Packing Tape
  • Labels
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard Dividers

Only Use Sturdy Boxes

When packing up your fragile items, be sure to only ever use your sturdiest boxes. After all, the last thing anyone would want is a box to give way, causing something fragile to fall out and be damaged. The thicker and sturdier the box, the better. If a box has tears, water damage, or even the slightest amount of give — do not risk damage to your belongings by packing them in there.

Reinforce The Bottom Of Boxes

It’s not uncommon for fragile items to also be fairly weighty. Unfortunately, heavy items can cause the bottoms of boxes to bow or potentially give way. To prevent this, reinforce any boxes you plan on putting heavier items in by placing extra strips of tape across the bottom. This can help keep boxes from bowing under the weight of their contents.

Line Boxes With Soft Materials

Start by lining the bottom of boxes with soft materials such as bubble wrap, towels, or blankets. Then, after packing the box, add a layer of bubble wrap or some other packing material to keep your fragile items snug and secure throughout the moving process. Additionally, glasses, jars, and other hollow items should be full of packing paper to soften vibrations.

Use Dividers For Glasses

The last thing anyone wants is to open up a box and discover their glasses have shattered during their move. Fortunately, cardboard dividers can keep glasses, cups, and more from shifting around and bumping into each other. Additionally, there are special boxes individuals can buy which already have dividers included.

Clearly Label Fragile Items

Every box with fragile items should be clearly labeled as such and placed in a separate area from the rest of the boxes before the move. Labeling all of the boxes with fragile items will ensure any friends, family, or professional movers helping you load/unload will be extra careful with those boxes.

Book Professional Moving Services

Our moving company offers convenient and affordable packing services so you can focus on other things during your move. With our packing services, you can rest assured your items will be properly packed with care and labeled accordingly. To ensure their safe arrival, all fragile items, such as china, stemware, mirrors, artwork, antiques, and lamps, will be packed securely. Contact us today to book services from our Gainesville movers!

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