Packing delicate items correctly is essential for their protection during a move. Homeowners wishing to pack their own fine china should understand the best ways to do so, to ensure that local movers, get it there safely, and in one piece. By using the following tips, and packing fine china the way professional residential moving services do, odds are it will get to its new destination undamaged.
The biggest mistake people make when packing fragile items is not the failure to wrap individual pieces, but failure to add enough padding to prevent movement. Companies who offer residential moving services assert that shifting and moving within the box is what causes the most damage, so double-boxing, and filling both boxes with enough packing material is essential. The goal is to protect each piece individually, provide enough padding on all sides to add extra protection and prevent shifting while boxes are being moved around. Wrapping pieces individually and ensuring there is enough padding surrounding them is the best way to pack china and crystal for moving.
Packing with the right materials is essential when packing fine china. Wrapping and packing should be done with material that is delicate on the china, can be wrapped in layers, and also has a little bit of give to it. Packing material should also be bulky enough to fill up all the empty space in a box to provide the best cushion. For the best results, this means using multiple types of wrapping material including:
For the greatest protection, pack china the way most insurance companies deem acceptable, to help ensure it is as safe as possible during a cross-country or local move, as follows:
By following the above method used by professional residential moving services, anyone can safely pack their own fine china for a move. Remember, double-boxing, providing enough padding, and reducing movement within the box are the best ways to prevent breakage. If this job seems too difficult, it can always be done by local moving services, who know how to pack delicates such as fine China the proper way to prevent damage, and reduce the issues that could arise when items become damaged in a move! At Transtar Moving Systems, we know how to pack fine china for storage and moving to give you the peace of mind that your valuables will safely make it to their destination.
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