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How to Pack Fragile Items Safely During a Move

Transporting delicate and fragile items can be nerve-wracking when moving in Omaha, Lincoln, and Greater Nebraska. Taking proper precautions and implementing packing techniques can ensure your cherished belongings arrive at your new home unscathed. Follow these steps to pack fragile items safely during your move.

1. Understanding Fragile Items

  •  Identify fragile items such as glassware, porcelain, and electronics. Understanding the delicate nature of these belongings is crucial for determining the appropriate packing methods. Consider asking for extra Valuation coverage through your moving company for fragile high value items.

2. Essential Packing Supplies

  • Gather high-quality packing materials such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, packing peanuts, and packing tape. Investing in proper supplies is the first step to ensuring the safety of your fragile items. Feel free to contact our office at Heartland Moving if you need boxes for your move.

3. Properly Wrapping and Cushioning

  • Wrap each fragile item individually with bubble wrap or packing paper. Pay special attention to corners and delicate parts. For extra protection, consider using foam or cardboard dividers between items in the box.

4. Strategic Placement in Boxes

  • Place heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter, more delicate items on top. Fill any empty spaces with additional cushioning material to prevent items from shifting during transit.

5. Securing Boxes for Transit

  • Seal boxes securely with packing tape, making sure to reinforce the bottom and top seams. Clearly label boxes containing fragile items, indicating the orientation that should be kept upright.

6. Communicating Fragile Labels to Movers

  • Communicate with your moving company about the boxes containing fragile items. This indicates to movers that they should handle these boxes with extra care during loading, unloading, and transportation.

7. Unpacking Fragile Items at Your New Home

  • When unpacking, take your time and unwrap each item with care. Inspect for any damage and report it immediately if you notice anything. This allows you to address potential issues promptly.

8. Specialty Boxes for Fragile Electronics

  •  For delicate electronic equipment, consider using original packaging if available. Alternatively, invest in specialized boxes designed for electronics, providing extra protection against shocks and vibrations.

9. Layering Technique for Dishes and Glassware

  • Pack dishes and glassware using the layering technique. Place a layer of packing material at the bottom of the box, arrange items vertically, and add additional layers of cushioning between each layer.

10. Insurance for Added Protection

  • Consider purchasing moving insurance for added peace of mind. While we at Heartland Moving will take precautions, having insurance provides financial protection in case of unexpected accidents.

By following these expert tips, you can minimize the risk of damage to your fragile items during the moving process. Whether you are moving across Nebraska, down the street, or across the country, your items are valuable. Taking the time to pack carefully ensures that your delicate belongings arrive at your new home in the same condition they left your old one. On the off chance that something is damaged or broken, you should follow up with your moving company’s valuation options to see what their coverage is for broken items, and how you can make a claim.

If you would like to inquire about Heartland Moving services in Omaha, Lincoln, or Greater Nebraska, feel free to give our office a call at 402-466-1112 or fill out a contact form.

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