The most difficult items you will have to pack as you relocate are usually the most fragile items you own. From ornaments to dishes, antiques, photos and lights, you’ll need to consider what you’re packing, and how best to transport them. Below, we provide a refresher course on how to pack these breakables so that they are in one piece when you reach your destination.
Large photos, framed items and paintings are easiest to transport when covered in bubble-wrap and placed carefully in a safe place – they’ll need to be monitored carefully when moving, as anything falling against them can cause serious damage. By far and away, the most awkward items to move are computer monitors and TVs – unless you’ve kept their boxes. Otherwise, you’ll find it very difficult to either fit them into a box that you have acquired, or find that you need the boxes for other things. TVs and monitors can be wrapped in sheets or dust covers and placed, with padding around them. Most moving companies bind layers to stop them from shifting or falling, so you should secure your monitors and computers in the same way.
Fragile items, such as ornaments and dishes can go in polystyrene bead lined boxes, or be packed in bubble wrap. However, it is important to remember that this will cut down on the volume of the items you can fit into each box, and even then it’s still no guarantee that they will survive the move unless you monitor them closely and hire a reliable storage and delivery service in Los Angeles like Russell’s Moving and Storage.
Careful packing does minimize the risk of things being broken, but one of the only ways to actually ensure that you have no breakages while moving is to take your items with you, or, if hiring a firm, allowing them time to pack and transport your items. Newspapers are a great buffer item, but remember – the ink may rub off when you’re in transit, giving you another chore to perform once you reach your destination. You can get white “newsprint” paper from most box suppliers, which is considered to be best for packing and wrapping fragile items.
We hope this small guide has helped shed some light on an area that many people find difficult to navigate. Our moving company in Agoura Hills is here to make every step of the relocation process easy and seamless.