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Tips for Packing Fragile Items

From delicate wine glasses that you received on your wedding day to a favorite sculpture you purchased during a memorable vacation, you're likely to have several breakable items in your home that deserve some special attention during your upcoming move. In order to make sure that all of your items arrive to your new home or your storage unit safely, pack carefully and appropriately. Here are our professional tips for packing up those fragile items:

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Bring Out the Bubble Wrap
When it comes to packing up fragile items, it's important to be as prudent as possible. Take delicate china dinnerware and other breakables and wrap them up individually, with one piece receiving its own piece of wrapping paper or soft cloth. For those items that need an extra layer of protection, like sculptures or porcelain figurines, use bubble wrap that is carefully fit around the item and then securely taped.

Insulate Boxes Well
In addition to wrapping each item separately, it's important that you place plenty of cushioning in the packing boxes themselves. Your storage and moving supplies company is a great resource for packing materials, but no matter what type of cushioning you use, make sure that a layer of it effectively covers the bottom of each box before placing delicate items inside.

Be Specific When Labeling
It is imperative that once you have successfully packed up one box of fragile items, you label it accordingly. Write a short description of what the item is and make a note that it is fragile. You can also use arrows to demonstrate which way is up so that items don't get thrown around accidentally. Ask your moving company to take special care when packing these items and inquire about any extra padding and protection services they might offer.

Now that you know how to pack up your fragile items, be sure to turn to Chelsea Mini Storage for all of your moving materials. We're proud to offer comprehensive moving services as well as effective solutions to all of your storage problems. Contact us at (888) 549-4090 to find out how we can help you with your next move.