Tips for Packing Fragile Items

Not all possessions can be packed the same way. Fragile items need to be taken care of so that they don’t break, because nobody wants to open a box in their new house and discover shattered pieces of something you own.


That’s why fragile items need to be packed very carefully. With these tips – plus help from our professional movers – you can keep your possessions safe for the trip to your new home.

Keep your fragile items from breaking with these packing tips.

How to Pack Your Fragile Items

Everything starts with how you wrap items like china and glassware. Using several sheets of paper, start from the corner of an individual piece and wrap diagonally, continuously tucking in overlapping edges. A double layer of packing paper serves well as an outer wrapping. Place these bundled items in the carton in a row on edge.


Other fragile packing tips include:


• Using a dish pack – an exceptionally sturdy corrugated carton of double-wall construction – for china, glassware and other fragile items.
• Stuffing glasses and stem ware with crumpled tissue or packing paper before wrapping
• Packing lighter items like glasses and stemware toward the top of a box while more durable items like dishware and pitchers should be placed toward the bottom of the box
• Placing delicate glassware and stemware in an upright position, not on its side
• Standing shallow bowls on edge in the carton and deep ones, such as mixing bowls, nested two or three together, upside down on their rims.
• Using a generous amount of paper padding and cushioning for all china and glassware
• Labeling cartons “FRAGILE – THIS SIDE UP”


Keeping Your Possessions Safe Through Professional Movers

Careful packing and moving can keep your fragile items safe. Andrews is committed to excellent service, making sure your personal possessions stay safe for their next destination.


Give us a call today at 888-671-8299 or contact Andrews online to get the moving process started.

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