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How to wrap fragile items for long haul moves

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There are many things that you have to take care of when you are moving long distances. And packing is one of the biggest parts of any move. Moving long distances requires you to pack your items well to avoid damage during the move. That is why it is important to wrap fragile items for long haul moves properly. And to hire one of the best long distance moving companies Northern VA to take care of your move. Here is how to pack properly for the move and tips for everything else related to it.

Get all the necessary packing supplies before you start wrapping fragile items for long haul moves

It is important that you get good packing supplies so that you can pack your fragile items well. You are going to want to get boxes of all sizes, but ideally, you would go with small boxes. So that you can separate all your fragile items into separate boxes. This will protect them better. Getting high-quality packing supplies might be more expensive, but it is well worth it when you compare to how much you would lose if your things get damaged during the move. And don’t forget to buy labels so that you can label the boxes as fragile when you finish packing them. If you hired one of the moving companies Northern VA then they will take care of all of this for you. Just make sure that you specify which things you want to be additionally protected during the move. Here are supplies you will need:

  • Boxes
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
Carton boxes and stacked books on a table
Having all the packing supplies ready will make the move easier and more efficient

Wrap your plates and place them sideways in the boxes

When packing plates a lot of people will think about stacking them. But that is not a good way to pack them and they are more prone to break if they are packed that way. It is better to place the plates in the boxes standing up. But before that, you need to wrap each plate well with packing paper or bubble wrap. And place some bubble wrap at the bottom of the box. Then you can put some styrofoam peanuts in the box between and around the plates to secure them safely in the box and protect them better. This is what any of the moving companies West Virginia would do if you let them take care of the packing. And don’t forget to label the boxes, both that they are fragile and with what is in them.

Consider hiring movers to wrap fragile items for long haul moves

It would be ideal to hire professional movers to help you wrap fragile items for long haul moves. They know what they are doing and will pack your things well to ensure that they don’t get damaged. And they will use high-quality packing supplies to pack your things. You can hire movers just for their packing services, and you can hire them to help you move your things too. There are many other services movers McLean VA offer and they are well worth the money. So consider hiring movers if you want to ensure that your items are packed properly or if you don’t have time to do it yourself for example. This will make your move less stressful. And it will give you more time to take care of other things during the move, for example finding a job or taking care of small things for the move.

Person shaking hands after hiring movers to wrap fragile items for long haul moves
Good movers are going to have a lot of experience with all of this and will wrap fragile items for long haul moves easily

Use original packaging for the electronics

For things like your TV, it would be best to use the original package in which it came when you bought it. These boxes were designed to protect the TV well and have done that already. So they would be ideal to pack fragile items for long distance moves if you still have the boxes. If you don’t have the boxes for them maybe you could find them somewhere, there are many ways to get free moving boxes. If you can’t find original packaging for your electronics then just get quality boxes and use a lot of packing paper and bubble wrap when packing them.

Be careful when packing glassware

Same as with plates, you want to pack all the mugs and glasses carefully. First, you need to fill them with packing paper, then wrap them also with the packing paper. Then line the bottom of the box with layers of packing paper. Then place the glassware in the boxes and while doing so put in more packing paper and styrofoam peanuts between the glasses to fill in the empty space. You want the glassware to be packed snugly in the box and not move at all. Then when you finish packing put some styrofoam peanuts and packing paper on top and close the box. Helix Moving & Storage experts urge you not to forget to label these boxes too as fragile so that you know that you have to handle them with care.

Styrofoam peanuts and tape in a box used to wrap fragile items for long haul moves
Glassware is one of the most sensitive things you are going to be packing so do it carefully

Packing artwork requires special care too

Artwork is one of the most fragile items you are going to be packing and moving, that is why it is important to use good packing supplies when you want to wrap fragile items for long haul moves. All the framed photos and other artwork require special care too when packing. After all, you don’t want your family photos or valuable artwork to get damaged. So make sure that you use a lot of packing paper and bubble wrap for your artwork. If they are not too big you can use boxes filled with a lot of packing paper and styrofoam peanuts. If they are bigger, you would ideally use boxes made for packing and transporting artwork. This will ensure that they are transferred safely and reduce the risk of damage.

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