Ways To Make Sure Your Fragile Items Don'T Break During A Move

When it comes time for you to move house, you want to be sure that you can move your items quickly, easily and most importantly, without anything breaking. Moving fragile items can cause them to break in the process, but luckily there are a number of things you can do to make sure your fragile items are moved safely.

Hire Professional Movers

This is the simplest way to protect your more breakable items in a move, and the one that leaves you with some recourse if things still end up broken. Check references, talk to a few, and be sure to ask them what they'll do to ensure your fragile items remain safe. There are even movers that specialize in moving fragile items, so if you have a large number of breakables you might want to hire these specialized movers to move your fragile items separately.

Many movers are experts in ensuring your items reach their destination intact, and take the time to make certain everything is wrapped and packed as safely as possible during a move. A professional moving company may also offer guarantees or insurance, so if an item is damaged during the move, you may be able to recover the value of the item you've lost.

Wrap Things Carefully

If you're doing the work of moving yourself, wrap those fragile items carefully. Use bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts, paper, even soft blankets and towels to ensure your items don't break due to unplanned bumps the box you pack them in may receive. Keep in mind it's important to wrap everything individually, including glassware. Even if your drinking glasses aren't bouncing around loose in a box, them simply scraping together can cause breakage and other damage.

Pack Boxes Carefully

This is an important point to remember, because even if the items themselves are well-wrapped, the more they bounce around in a box, or bounce around with each other, the more likely your fragile items are to break. Pack your box carefully, leaving your items room to move slightly, so they're not broken by pressure against other things, but still tightly enough that they can't bounce around, or collide with other things in the same box. This, along with careful wrapping, makes them much less likely to break if the box is dropped, too.

Make sure that you pack carefully and pick the right movers in order to ensure that your items don't break during your move!