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Avoid Moving Disasters: Pack Your Breakables Correctly!

Last updated 6 years ago

You’ve selected a new home, worked on paperwork for hours on end, and are anxious to get settled in—finally, it is time for the big move. Although moving can be a difficult process, there are a few tricks to make the process go more smoothly. Moving companies are professionals that know how to handle furniture carefully and transport heavy items such as appliances. However, more fragile items like dishes, glasses, or other types of glassware and crystal, require some preparation before they are moved. Here are some packing items which will ensure that your fragile items arrive in one piece:

Cell Boxes
Available at your local moving company or storage facility, cell boxes are perfect for storing glasses. These special boxes are divided so that every glass has its own compartment.

Shredded Paper 
Instead of throwing away junk mail, newspapers, or magazines, why not reuse them? Shredded paper works great for packaging fragile items and costs you nothing. Before you place any dishes or glasses into a moving box, be sure to line the bottom with a few inches of paper. For wine glasses, you should also reinforce the inside of the glass with paper, wrap the glass with paper and cushion all sides of the box including in between items.

Bubble Wrap 
You will want to make sure that your box of fragile items does not rattle or shake. In order to secure your valuables, fill each box with paper and/or bubble wrap so that there is no space for items to move within the box.  This will provide secure and stable protection of fragiles.

If you are seeking a moving company that will take special care of your fragile items, contact Men On The Move. We proudly serve New York City residents for local and long distance moves. Additionally, we offer self-storage while you are getting settled into your new home. Contact us at (888) 617-8645 for your next move.


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