One of the biggest fears for many people moving homes is the possibility that an irreplaceable family heirloom will be damaged during transit. Therefore, it is critical to know the proper packing and loading techniques for breakable objects. Here are four tips for packing glassware and other fragile items.

Box Selection and Preparation

Selecting the right box is crucial to properly pack your fragile possessions. You want to make sure that the box has just enough room for what you want to pack while also allowing for room for additional packing materials. Use smaller boxes for heavier items so that they aren’t overloaded. Don’t reuse flimsy or unsecured cardboard unless you want to risk something getting broken.

Proper Packing Materials

The right packing materials are almost as important as selecting the right boxes. Fill the base of the boxes with soft packing materials like bubble wrap or packing peanuts. When packing glass or stemware, use cardboard dividers to keep things from smashing into each other. Once packed, fill the additional space in the box with packing materials to keep them safe and secure.

Packing Order

Such as with the order that you want to load the moving truck, you also want to treat your fragile items the same way. Keep heavier items at the bottom of the box to avoid them crushing smaller pieces. You should also wrap each fragile item while packing to prevent unnecessary damage. A simple dishtowel or t-shirt should be able to handle the job.

Label and Load

The last tip for packing glassware and other fragile items is to take care of the box after everything is packed. Be sure to close the boxes with extra packing tape to prevent them from opening during transit. Finally, take a black permanent marker and label each box, making special note if there is glassware or other fragile items in the box.

If you find yourself in need of some help for your next move, contact the professionals at Top Moving Solutions. Our expert team proudly offers all the tools to help get the job done, including our full packing, car transport, and cross-country relocation services.