Use Proper Packaging MaterialThe packaging material is the primary shield for your fragile items. If not used correctly, 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 secure packaging tape to close your boxes.
LabelIt is imperative that you write "FRAGILE" on all boxes. Make sure it is easily noticeable.
Most Common ItemsBelow are tips for the most common fragile items that people choose to store.
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.
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.
If you have small items, it is best to pack each separately in a little box. Wrap the piece 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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