how to pack breakables

The Best Way to Pack Your Breakables

Are you moving soon and worried about your breakable items? Whether it’s your regular kitchen breakables or precious family heirlooms, the last thing you want to have to deal with during a move is broken valuables.

How you pack your items and the way you transport them has a great bearing on whether or not everything will stay in one piece. Want to make sure you keep your breakable items safe during your move? Read on for some handy hints on how to do it.

Use quality packing materials

It should go without saying that using quality packing materials will help to keep your breakable items safest. Make sure you wrap cups, plates, bowls and other breakable kitchen items in paper before carefully placing them in boxes, even if you’re only travelling a short distance. For valuable or precious items, wrap them in bubble wrap for added protection.

You’ll also want to ensure you’re using high-quality boxes which are strong enough to hold heavy items such as plates and cups. Box breakages can result in many broken items so make sure you have good quality boxes that are not too old. Hire A Box sells or hires durable packing boxes to suit your needs and your budget. We also stock a range of packing supplies such as wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tape and marker pens so you can ensure your breakables are protected.

Don’t let them jiggle

When packing valuable items into boxes it’s best to make sure they are tightly packed with no spaces in between items. When there’s space between items it allows them to jiggle together during transit and that can result in breakages. So not only is it important to use appropriate packing materials, it’s also important to ensure your boxes of breakable items are packed carefully, ensuring any gaps are filled to prevent items from moving around during the move. Use packing paper to stuff gaps or make use of other items such as blankets and pillows at the top and bottom of the boxes to keep your breakable items safe and secure.

Keep children and pets out of the way

Having little people or your furry friends underfoot can make the process of packing more time-consuming but it can also lead to unwanted breakables. While it might be tempting to get your children to help wrap and pack cups and plates, it’s best to leave the job to adults or professionals. Keep your kids busy packing their own bedroom items or have someone look after them while you get the delicate items safely packed. You can read some more tips about moving with pets and kids here and here.

Pack and label boxes with care

The way you stack and move boxes as you go from one place to another is an important part of preventing breakages. Bulging or overfilled boxes will be difficult to move from place to place and can easily end of being dropped. Take care not to put too much in each box, remembering that someone needs to be able to lift it once it’s full. Always ensure you pack heavy items at the bottom of boxes and lighter items on top and mix up the type of boxes you use too to make packing them into the removal van easier.

Clearly labelling your boxes means your breakable items will be treated with the care they deserve. Ensure you write clearly on each of your boxes the items they contain (e.g. breakables from the kitchen) and then the room they need to go in at your new place. Not only does this make the process easier, it also ensures your items are looked after.

Hire professional packers

If you’re serious about keeping your items safe from damage, the best way to do it is to hire professionals to do the packing for you. Not only are professionals trained to pack and move your items with the utmost care, but they are also much more efficient at getting the task done.

Hire A Packer offers professional female packers and unpackers that can assist in getting your home ready. You can have comfort in the fact that Hire A Packer have trusted, professional, experienced packers doing the work to get your moved quickly, safely and on-time. All the Hire A Packer staff are hand-picked, professionally trained, police-checked and friendly with compassionate natures. All items are bubble or paper wrapped for maximum protection and grouped together by room, clearly labelled in boxes for quick, easy moving and unpacking.

Need more help than that? The Hire Group can take care of your complete moving and relocation needs. Your move couldn’t be easier with our friendly single point of contact. Our team at Hire A Packer can safely pack and unpack your items, Hire A Mover can get your items to your new place, and Hire A Box can supply you with all the packing materials you’ll need. Not moving straight into your new place? Hire Storage can now help with your short or long term storage needs too.

Are you moving soon? Let the Hire Group take care of your breakable and all your relocation needs. Get a quote online or give us a call on 1300 366 522.

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