It is not easy to plan a move if you have a lot of fragile items in your home. You have several items that are of delicate nature and you don’t want any of them to break when they are in transit. You have to be extra careful when packing them. You have to be even more careful when you are in the process of moving them to your new home. This also means that you have to choose the most appropriate vehicle and also the smoothest route to your new destination.
But this is not all. You should only trust your moving company with all your fragile items if they are able to check all of the boxes given below. Let’s begin:
1. Adequate And Appropriate Materials
They must possess adequate and appropriate materials for packing all your delicate stuff. It means they should have enough cushioning, padding, styrofoam balls, loose fill paper, wrapping papers, bubble wraps, and a lot more.
Make sure that the packers and movers always use sturdy and durable boxes for your fragile items. They should remember that delicate items always need extra care. The trick here is to use all these materials in combination with one another to make sure that all your delicate items are safe and secure and do not get damaged when they are in transit.
2. Patience And Experience
The patience of the expert is always going to be a deciding factor when moving fragile items. When it comes to transporting your expensive and delicate belongings to your new home, the experience of the professional is going to dictate just how efficiently they are able to do that. If they haven’t had any experience of the same in the past, they will not even know where to begin. They should know how to carry delicate items and how to slowly place them on the floor of the vehicle so that they do not collide with other boxes. They should also be aware of how to secure them in place using moving straps, extra padding material, bubble wrap, and other stabilizing apparatus.
3. Always Cushion For Safety
Yes, we did talk about cushioning and this is because it is very critical. There are several items such as your beautiful and expensive show pieces, crockery, utensils, accessories, and even jewelry items that need to be secured in distinct and heavily padded moving boxes and containers. If you do not have any such containers, it is a great idea to invest in padding materials such as styrofoam balls, soft wrapping paper, cotton padding, bubble wrap, and other options available in the market. These items can take the shape of your delicate belongings and mold according to their size and shape. As they contract and expand, they leave only enough space for your fingers to go in when you finally want to take the item out of the container. Your belongings rest firmly without the risk of any damage or abrasion. What does that mean? It means that you should always go for a moving company that knows all these little details and can ensure the safety and security of all your expensive and beautiful items.
4. Preparing To Unpack Your Items
As critical as the entire process of packing is going to be, you can never ignore the fact that unpacking them is also going to take a lot of toll on your mind. This is because when you remove your stuff from the moving truck, you tend to unpack a lot of your items hurriedly and with little to no patience. This is where your packing and moving professional should exercise a proper unpacking strategy. The placement of the boxes needs to be ideal. You will have to be present throughout the unpacking process and ensure that there is no clutter in the room. Make sure that the surface being used to unpack your delicate items is stable and does not have any toys, objects, or any other obstacles in between. When taking out a particular item, its padding and wrapping paper, and other covering should be removed very carefully and the same should be placed on the surface on which it is being unwrapped. The delicate object should be placed on that material instead of the surface directly.
5. Consider The Shape And Size
The shape and size of the item are going to dictate the amount of wrapping and packing material to be used. They are also going to dictate what type of box or container you must use to contain that item. For example, if the professionals are packing a ceramic vase, they will have to insert enough padding inside it to make it stable. They will also have to cover the entire body of the object with enough layers of wrapping paper or bubble wrap to protect it from any damage whatsoever.
6. Talk About Insurance
This is also a very critical point that you should never forget. The insurance of the packing and moving company is going to play an important role because if they do not have adequate cover, you will not be able to safeguard your items, especially all the delicate ones that you have handed over to them for transport. There are a number of options available today in the market.
Look for the right type of insurance always. Ask your moving company about the insurance cover that it already has. You can always compliment the same with additional coverage. This is not going to protect your items from damage or prevent them from any mishap but it is definitely going to help you get reasonable compensation for your losses.
Remember, it is not a good idea to just hand over all your delicate stuff to the packing and moving company without even trying to find out how they intend to deal with all your expensive belongings. They must have the necessary equipment, packing materials, and adequate experience when it comes to transporting such items. It is better to call them for an interview or an initial conversation on how they will go about packing and finally moving your delicate items without causing them any harm. Choose them only when you are 100% satisfied with their responses.
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