Moving all your belongings to a new home can be stressful for a variety of reasons. Foremost among these can be the fear of damaging fragile items, precious heirlooms, or anything else that could be sensitive (like electronics or furniture). With some careful planning and preparation, though, you can protect your belongings and earn some much-needed peace of mind. Read on for four simple tips for moving fragile items from the team at UNITS Moving & Portable Storage!

Prepare in advance. Packing up valuable crystal, porcelain and other breakables requires some time. This is not the place to rush. If you are not hiring movers, start well in advance of moving day and take the time to properly pack these items and decide if they’ll go in the moving truck or by car.

Label it! Having the boxes with your delicate items clearly labelled as “fragile” will help your movers handle them more carefully, as well as help when unpacking and organizing at your new place.

Have the right tools. Here’s what you need: quality moving boxes in various sizes; packing paper, bubble wrap, pliable cardboard, scissors, and packing tape. A large table to lay out your items and pack on is also an essential tool. For larger items, you might need an extra pair of hands.

Know what items you will be packing and how to pack them properly. A flat-screen TV and your grandma’s china are both fragile items, but quite different when it comes to packing. Do your research on the best way to pack each item, and plan in advance so you’re not caught short of bubble wrap on moving day.

Last but not least, don’t forget to rent a portable storage container! Our secure, durable, and easily transportable containers can help make your next move a breeze. If you’d like to book a container, call UNITS Moving & Portable Storage at (855) 981-8648 or find your nearest franchise today!

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