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Last updated September 22, 2017

The Complete Beginner's Guide To Packing Fragile Items

While it's nice to have some friends to help you move. There are many other things to consider when you're renting a storage unit in St. Albert. When considering which storage facility to rent from, be sure to keep the following in mind.

When packing items for storage it is important doing it correctly. This is especially true for fragile items. To avoid damaging your items, follows these self-storage tips on how to pack fragile items.

Couple packing fragile items

Use Proper Packaging Material

Packaging material is the main shield for your fragile items. If not used properly, you risk experiencing breakage. Sufficient materials include, newspaper, packaging sheets, bubble wrap and extra cardboard. Have plenty of quality boxes in a variety of sizes. Only use sturdy packaging tape to close your boxes.


It is imperative that you write "FRAGILE" on all boxes. Make sure it is easily noticeable.

Most Common Items

Below are tips for the most common fragile items that people choose to store.

  • Glasses:
    Always wrap glasses individually. Surround with packaging paper then add extra in the large open areas. Use small or medium boxes and add extra layers of paper on the top and bottom of each box. Remember to load the heaviest items on the bottom.
  • Plates:
    Each plate should be wrapped in bubble wrap. In addition, store vertically in small to medium boxes. Once again, add extra protection on the top and bottom of each box. Consider purchasing dish packaging boxes when possible.
  • Small/Delicate Items:
    If you have smaller items, it is best to pack each separately in a small box. Wrap the item in bubble wrap before placing in the box. Then move the small boxes in a larger one.

Correctly packing fragile items is necessary to avoid damage. Use the above tips during your next packing session. For more on different storage options, call us at 587-764-0119.

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