How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving

When it comes to packing up your house for a move, packing the fragile stuff can be some of the most nerve-wracking but also one of the most important parts of the packing process. Heroes Moving and Storage wants to share some essential tips that we have gained over our years of being a full-service moving company for packing fragile items. 


Below are some tips for how to pack fragile items for moving.


Use Smaller Boxes for Heavier Items

Smaller boxes mean less space for the items to move around. This also means there is less possibility of them getting damaged, plus they will also be easier to handle. Make sure that any extra space in the boxes is filled with padding, too, as extra protection. 


Always Use Strong Boxes

When moving fragile items, it is important to use sturdy and strong boxes that can handle the weight and delicacy of the items in them. Flimsy boxes can give out, and the items could break and not be strong enough to protect them if something were to fall on top of them.


Secure Boxes With Tape

Adding extra strips of tape to the bottoms of the boxes will give added support to the structure of the boxes and add protection to the fragile items inside them. The last thing you’ll want to worry about when moving is if the bottom of the boxes is going to give out. 


Layer the Bottom of the Box With a Soft Packing Material

Use material like bubble wrap, foam, styrofoam peanuts, or even towels and small blankets to cushion the bottom of the boxes. Keep every space filled and the items safe, such as fragile glassware. It is a way to avoid extra space in each box that could cause fragile items to bounce around and possibly get damaged.


Use Dividers for Glasses and Stemware

Also, for fragile glassware, use dividers to keep the cups or stemware from touching each other and breaking. Dividers also help keep them from shifting around during the move. Packing services are available from Heroes’ professional movers, and taking advantage of this can help keep your items safe. 


Clearly Label Each Box as Fragile

Once all the items are packed safely, it is very important to label each box as fragile so that when moving fragile items, the residential movers know which boxes to be extra careful with. It is also important to keep these boxes separate from the others so that there is no confusion. 


Take Your Time

When packing up your home, it is important to take your time and keep yourself organized. The more you rush, the more likely it is for things to get misplaced and, unfortunately, lost. With fragile items, you need to make sure that everything is properly wrapped, packed, and labeled for the move.


Contact Heroes Moving and Storage

If you have any further questions or need more information about our services and how we can help you, contact us today! Our team of professional movers can’t wait to hear from you. We hope to make your next move a memorable and enjoyable experience.