HOW TO AVOID BREAKAGE DURING A MOVE?
When we move, we all have the same fear of damaging or breaking our belongings. A legitimate fear, given the circumstances. Today, I give you all valuable tips for a safe move!
OUR TIPS FOR MOVING YOUR PLATES WITH COMPLETE PEACE OF MIND
Crockery is most likely to suffer breakage during a move. And in particular, the plates and glasses, which are particularly fragile.
To properly protect your plates, we recommend you pack them one by one, protecting them carefully. Bubble wrap or, more simply, pieces of fabric (rags, tea towels, t-shirts, etc.) or other protective packaging materials will be your best friends. Then, secure the packaging securely with moving tape.
Then store your plates vertically in your box. Be sure to distribute them evenly, and ensure the cardboard is not too heavy. Finally, fill in all the empty spaces with crumpled paper.
Another solution is to acquire boxes specially designed to protect plates during your move. Much faster to implement, this second solution will save you precious time while ensuring the protection of your plates.
OUR ADVICE FOR MOVING YOUR GLASSES WITHOUT BREAKING THEM
As you know, glasses are also put to the test during moves!
Again, don’t be stingy with protections. But be careful, don’t settle for just the outside of the glass. Also, fill the inside to protect it better: bubble wrap, kraft paper, or even socks will do!
Do not hesitate to double the layers for the most fragile.
Good to know: avoid newspapers to protect your glasses because the ink could permanently stain them.
To optimize their protection, pack your glasses one by one, and store them vertically. If possible, group glasses of the same shape together in the same box and fill each empty space with newspaper or crumpled paper. Indeed, water glasses are real dangers for stemmed glasses.
You can also opt for a box designed for transporting glasses to save time.
HOW TO MOVE YOUR TRINKETS AND OTHER FRAGILE OBJECTS?
Crockery is not the only thing to be broken during a move. Trinkets, mirrors, vases, and other photo frames should be well protected.
Again, bubble wrap will be your best ally. In double layer even, if necessary! For larger items, you can also use solutions such as moving blankets or stretch film in width.
We recommend that you wrap your vases and other fragile decorative items one by one. Do not hesitate to space them well in the box or reserve an entire box if necessary. Then, again fill in the empty spaces to prevent them from being damaged by colliding.
Finally, wrap your toiletries in airtight plastic bags to avoid impregnating your cardboard and all your belongings in the event of a leak. This precaution also applies to any liquid or powder object, including your bottles and jars of spices.
OUR OTHER TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL MOVE
In addition to the advice mentioned throughout this article, your furniture storage in Sorgues reveals its latest tips for a successful move:
- Also, cover your mattress with a mattress storage bag to protect them from external hazards. If you want to purchase protective covers, you can get them from Britwrap.
- Indicate the words FRAGILE in bulk on all the necessary boxes, as well as the possible direction of storage (“top/bottom”),
- Also, mention the destination room and the contents of each box to save time on arrival,
- Reinforce the bottom of each box with a good dose of moving tape,
- Do not overload your boxes. A box that is too heavy is difficult to move and risks breaking.
- Be sure to balance the contents of your moving boxes to facilitate their handling,
- Stack your boxes cleverly in the utility truck: the heaviest and least fragile at the bottom. And strap them so that nothing moves during the journey!
- Choose a utility truck with the right size for your belongings to avoid multiple round trips, especially for long-distance moves.