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Tips and tricks to packing fragile items

When it comes to moving home, it is important that you transport your belongings in a way that gets them to their new destination safe and sound!

Many people struggle when it comes to packing glasses and plates for moving. After all, they are incredibly easy to break at the best of times.

G Williams has packed numerous fragile items. Below we have created a helpful guide outlining our top tips for packing these items for moving:

Before you start...

Start by taking the first plate and place it on one side of the paper
Fold one sheet of your packing paper over the top, then place the next plate on top of that, taking extra care

Fold another sheet over this plate and then repeat the process
Once you have stacked four plates, carefully tuck the paper neatly around the plates so that they form a bundle

Finally, when placing inside the box, ensure the plates are stacked on their side. This will help to prevent any impact damage during transit.

Always remember to mark your boxes as being fragile so that you know to take extra care with them.

As a general rule of thumb when packing, make bundles of three to four dishes and pack them separately. Each bundle should be safely secured in the box with more padding added if necessary.

When packing ceramic plates, bubble wrap is the best option as it absorbs pressure from other sources and prevents this pressure from being transferred to your plates. Simply wrap each plate with some bubble wrap and secure it with tape. Each plate should then be stacked with care.

China can be incredibly fragile. With this in mind, always take extra care when packing china plates. Packing paper is the best option – ensure you place cushioning material in the bottom of the box and wrap each piece individually.

How to pack glasses?
When it comes to packing your glasses, start by placing each glass on your chosen packing paper, horizontally. Then, take a corner of the packing paper and simply roll the glass into the paper, ensuring you tuck the sides of the paper into the glass securely.
Finally, fill the empty space with paper or bubble wrap for added security.
The above methods of packing glasses apply to the vast majority of glass types.

How to pack vases?
Much like glasses, use packing paper, take one corner and roll it around the vases. add traditional sheets until there is another of layers. Once placed in the box, stuff more paper to pad out the box.

When it comes to mirrors and artwork, use bubble wrap or export wrap to give it the necessary protection.

Labeling your boxes that contain fragile items is super important as it will help your movers handle them with care as they know that the box contains breakable items. Labeling your boxes also helps when unpacking and organizing your belongings in their new home!

If you are moving house and need help moving fragile items or would like a packing service. Feel free to get in touch

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