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Five Tips for Packing Fragile Items

Here at Atlas Transfer & Storage, we know that one of the most likely tragedies of a move is that something precious and fragile will be broken along the way. In order to ensure this does not happen, here are a few important tips that we recommend for packing fragile items for local or long distance move.

1. Packing is Time Consuming

Whatever you do, do not rush this job. A lot of breakables can be packed well in advance and they should be. Give yourself plenty of time to carefully and completely wrap and pack delicate items. Ask family members, neighbors, friends, etc… when needed to make sure you have more hands if needed to handle the packing duties.

2. Quality Supplies Make a Difference

Consider buying new quality moving materials to pack your valuable and fragile items, regardless of how you plan to pack the remainder of your belongings. By doing this, you can ensure that your boxes and material have not been weakened with age and you will have everything that you need. Items to buy include packing tape, packing paper or newspaper, bubble wrap, pliable cardboard, and a few high quality cardboard boxes or plastic moving totes. Contact one of our representatives today to see how we can help provide you with moving and packing supplies.

3. Do Not Skimp on Space

You will naturally try to fill each of your moving boxes to the brim when packing away your belongings. However, this is not a good idea for delicate items. Things like lamp shades should be packed in their own boxes with a lot of paper. Make layers with bubble wrap or paper between glasses and plates. If there is not enough space in a box, do not force it. The extra space should be filled with packing materials that will act as padding throughout the move.

4. Wrap Each Item Separately

Fill cups with paper or bubble wrap and then roll them in bubble wrap. Use tape to keep the wrap in place. Each item should be protected from the rest of the items in the box. We all know that moving requires careful packing, but it is also very easy to take for granted how important it is to pack delicate items properly. Atlas Transfer has specialty moving supplies for cups, glasses, and fragile items.

5. Properly Label Your Boxes

Each box with fragile items should be labeled clearly with a big, thick marker. It should say "fragile" on each side, and do not be shy about writing which side should face up. There is no such thing as too much information in a case like this.

Atlas Transfer & Storage wants to inform each and every one of our customers and potential customers, on how to make their move successful on every front. Atlas Transfer & Storage does offer a Fragile-Only packing service. For more information please feel free to contact us at 858-465-7915.

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