Moving Fragile or Expensive Items: Things You Need to Know
When packing your belongings for a home furniture move, you can choose to do it yourself or you can ask your mover to pack fragile/expensive items for you (which might add some additional fees to your quotation). The best movers and packers in Abu Dhabi will be ready to supply you with empty boxes and packing […]
When packing your belongings for a home furniture move, you can choose to do it yourself or you can ask your mover to pack fragile/expensive items for you (which might add some additional fees to your quotation). The best movers and packers in Abu Dhabi will be ready to supply you with empty boxes and packing materials if you decide to do it yourself. If you are going to do it yourself, you require special know-how so that they are safe in transit. To make sure that these items reach safely, pack and ship them properly.
How to pack fragile or expensive items
If you are not hiring the best movers and packers in Abu Dhabi, ensure that you follow these steps
- Use dish boxes for plates and pack them vertically, reducing the surface area. This will lower the risk of plates at the bottom being crushed by the weight of those above. Individually, wrap the plates in bubble wrap. When packing in dish boxes, make sure there are dividers to separate each plate.
- Use specialty boxes for glasses, which come with dividers between each glass. The dividers protect glasses from friction or clashing and they stand upright in the box. These specialty boxes can be used for wine glasses or champagne flutes.
- To soften vibrations while in motion, fill all the glasses with packing paper before putting them in the boxes.
- Wrap loose fragile items individually with packing paper and/or bubble wrap. If items have multiple pieces, wrap them separately.
Take your time when packing
The best movers and packers in Abu Dhabi set aside a significant period of time, for packing fragile items, while calculating the time required for a move. If you pack in haste, everything will go to waste. So, you should take your time when packing. You should start early and don’t rush. You should know the packing requirements of all your fragile items. You should wrap all the items individually using paper, towels, or bubble wrap and place them in boxes properly. The items shouldn’t shift too much or clash against one another.
Label your fragile boxes
The best movers and packers in Abu Dhabi will always label the boxes containing fragile items so that they can be handled with care attention. Labeling everything and every box is a good idea because remembering what is where on a moving day isn’t easy. You tend to forget things, especially when it’s all messed up. If you want your things to be handled properly, label them all.
If labeling all the boxes isn’t possible, you should focus on boxes with fragile items. No matter what, you shouldn’t miss them. The label on the boxes should be bold. Very clearly, you should mention “FRAGILE” on the boxes. This will at least alert the movers before lifting the boxes and they will become extra cautious. Packing and moving fragile or expensive items are a bit challenging. So, you should hire top packers and movers in the UAE through Smoove.ae, a moving marketplace.
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