How to properly pack fragile items, such as dishes and glassware, to ensure they are protected during the move.
When packing fragile items, such as dishes and glassware, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to ensure they are properly protected during the move. Here are some tips for packing these items:
- Start by gathering all the necessary materials, such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap, foam wrap, packing tape, and sturdy boxes.
- Wrap each dish and piece of glassware individually in bubble wrap or foam wrap, making sure to cover the entire surface of the item. Use packing peanuts to fill any gaps and secure the item in place.
- When packing dishes, place them on their side in a box, alternating the direction in which they face. This will help to distribute the weight of the dishes evenly, reducing the risk of breakage.
- For glasses and stemware, place them upside down in a box with foam padding on the bottom. Alternatively, you can wrap each glass individually in bubble wrap and pack them standing upright in a box.
- Place the heaviest items at the bottom of the box, and the lighter items on top. This will help to prevent the lighter items from shifting and getting damaged during transport.
- Fill any remaining space in the box with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent the items from shifting during transit.
- Seal the box securely with packing tape, making sure to reinforce the bottom and top of the box.
- Clearly label the box as “FRAGILE” so the movers and yourself will take extra care when handling it.
These are just a few general tips for packing fragile items. However, it’s always a good idea to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or contact a professional packing service if you have any questions or concerns.