Get Your Delicate Possessions Packed Safely
A domestic removal spells trouble for both your belongings and your stress levels, as there is so much at risk throughout the process, that it can be really hard to know how well your belongings are faring overall. You will likely understand that there is a certain amount of roughness with which the boxes will need to be treated, as moving house is not a process that can be done with cotton wool like treatment. For this reason, it is essential that you are confident that your packing will replant everything against the potential rough handling that they may come under, and with delicate items this can mean that you have to spend a little time on it... For a start, the main issue that you need to protect against is the vibrations that come from the van moving. A constant judder will be inflicted on all contents of the van, and this will essentially lead to damage if the less substantial items are vibrated up against. This means that glassware and certain china items need to be well protected, as otherwise you may well end up with serious damages on your hands. So, to prevent the overall shake of the things inside a box, line the box itself with a layer of bubble wrap. This will soak up a fair amount of the vibration, and ensure that the ripple effect of things shaking together is not as much of an issue. This will also mean that you don’t need to wrap absolutely everything within the boxes in bubble wrap, as this can mean a lot of wasted space. If you think about it, the more space you take up within the boxes, the more boxes that you will need, and the more money that you end up spending on packing materials. If the box itself is protecting against light knocks and vibrations, then you can wrap the slightly more hardy items in newspaper or tissue, to ensure that they are indeed protected, whilst only wrapping the seriously delicate items in bubble wrap. If you are seriously worried about certain bits and pieces, then perhaps it is best to pack them into a special box carefully, and then move that one yourself, in your own car, rather than allowing it to be lumped in with everything else in the van. This way you know that it is in safe hands at all times, and won’t be mistreated even mistakenly. It is essential either way that you put delicate items in together, as this essentially means that there is less chance of larger or heavier things crushing the smaller, more delicate ones within their boxes. When you are labeling these boxes, you need to correctly mark them with how they should be treated, and naming the contents will help with this. Simply putting ‘heavy’ or ‘fragile’ may not be as effective, as such words are used so often, that they have come to mean less and less. However, ‘Finest glassware’ is a lot more likely to strike fear and care into the heart of whoever is moving that box! Labeling things like this will also reduce the time it takes to unpack, as well as meaning that things can be accessed easily whilst you are on the move, which is really useful in an emergency, not that your finest glassware will be of much use in many situations on the road!