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What should you Consider when Moving Expensive or Fragile Items

Moving from one house to another can be very stressful. With so much planning and organizing to do, many people end up leaving their packing to the last minute. Delaying your packing to the last day is only going to cause you more stress – both before and after your move. You will forget what is where in the end.

It is advisable you take extra care when packaging up your belongings if you own a lot of expensive items, such as glassware, decor items, paintings, or antiques. You need to make sure you have the right packing materials before you do anything. Get far more strong packing boxes than you think you will need, as most probably you will end up using them all. Always support the bottom of each box with packing tape and separate all items with bubble wrap or scrunched newspaper to prevent scratches. Another good way to prevent breakages is wrapping your fragile items in towels and bed linen.

Consider wrapping up the item in bubble wrap if the item is breakable and place it in a box, padding it out with more bubble wrap or newspaper. It is worth noting that it is not just glassware and ceramic objects that can break. Even items made from plastic, tin, and wood can be damaged during the move if not packaged up correctly.

It is wise to stuff the inside of a hollow item with scrunched up newspaper or bubble wrap to prevent your item from being crushed from the outside in. Then put it in a box and tightly fill it with Styrofoam peanuts or crumpled paper for added protection. Pad the outside of the box with packing tape for more protection.

You should always use special boxes when packing up large paintings or mirrors. Special boxes are large, flat and adjustable. Use corner protectors on your mirrors and paintings to help cushion them inside the boxes and prevent them from damaging anything else too.

Let your Residential Removalists know on the moving day which boxes contain the fragile or glass objects. To avoid any confusion also never forget to label each box with the words “fragile” and “this way up”.

Moving house is an exhausting job which is why using a professional company, such as Northern Suburbs Removalists, will help relieve that pressure. We are based in the Suburbs of Northern Beaches and are experts in residential and commercial removals and transportation. Our experienced residential removalists understand how important it is to get your valuables from one location to another. We guarantee damage-free relocation, so all your belongings reach the new house in one piece.

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