Shifting items can be very tough in case you are relocating your house. It is very hectic for everyone to move from one place to another. In the case of fragile items, it can be much riskier and you need to be very careful as it may get damaged or broken. Items like glassware, an antique piece can be very brittle. Those are delicate items that can be made of any material such as crystal and ceramic. It is very difficult and becomes a burden for everyone to move from one place to another. During relocation or shifting, you have to shift all your products and items along with you starting from small items. With all your heavy furniture and fragile packaging is though a very difficult task. While moving the materials often many expensive and antique things get broken. So you should be careful while shipping such fragile and antique items. Some of the tips are as follows :
Packing tape: packing tape is one of the useful things for securing the boxes which contain fragile items.
Proper bag: a properly sized box is most important for the item to get fit into the box and have the right dimensions. Whenever you pack something in a box that is bigger than the item you will see that there remains enough space in the box and during transportation, it can move and break.
Bubble wrap: Bubble wrapping is most used today to protect the items. For the delicate and fragile items, it has been used widely for packing.
Airbags: you may have seen airbags in large boxes to fill up the space of the box. Airbags are used for packing items with sharp edges.
Packing peanuts: you will think why peanuts but let me tell you that peanuts can be used for filling in any voids. Placing peanuts at the bottom and then place the item in and then again fill in the box with packing peanuts.
Foam In the bag: it is a sprayed foam used for protecting items. It is used as a protective mold around the items.
Crumpled kraft paper: craft paper is also another very effective material for filling in gaps for shipping your fragile items.
Corrugated inserts: corrugated inserts can be used to strengthen the package. It is used as it increases durability.
For the protection of your fragile items and fragile packaging for shipping you must follow some simple steps :
- You need durable boxes with correct dimensions for your items or goods to be shipped.
- You should take care of your packing materials.
- Wrap your items with bubble wrap
- Close the box carefully and use good quality tape.
- Be careful while shipping your items because during transportation it can get damaged.
If you are hiring shipping services then you should select the best shipper and do your research about the shippers. Shipping such fragile items and breakable items locally or to distant places, you need to be extra careful. Always look after good quality packing materials. Packing items of crystal, porcelain, and some other breakable items requires much time. You cannot do your packing in a hurry and these things are not done in a rush. Take your time and pack properly.
The selection of tools is also very important in terms of your need to protect your items. Right and good quality tools such as boxes of different sizes, craft paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, etc.
Some of the most fragile items that you need to handle with extra care are plates, glasses, lamps, photo frames, etc. While packing plates you should place the plates vertically in the boxes lined with crumpled paper. Secure with tape and wrap with bubble wrappers. While packing glasses place crumpled paper to cover the space left in the box. Wrap the glass items with craft paper. In the case of photo frames place a crumpled paper in between each frame. There are so many techniques to pack such items. Many people use to pack such items with newsprint, towels, small blankets. Packing delicate items with packing paper, bubble, wrappers and foam sheets are best for shipping your items.
Already people remain in stress in the process of shifting and shipping such fragile items is more stressful. You should figure out what delicate items you have to pack and get a rough idea of it. Firstly, strategize how to pack. Packing your items which may be dishes, glasses, photo frames, antique showpieces, etc. can take time and you should be careful while packing such items don’t do in hurry.
Breakable items like glasses, plates, lampshades, wine and liquor bottles, mirrors, glass photo frames, etc. requires much more care while packing. You should be familiar with packing materials properly and correctly with proper packing materials. Using filler’s materials keeps your items secure from bumping into each other sides. Label your boxes with the name of the delicate items into the box. Shifting is not easy at all you need to take care of so many things to protect your items from damage. A little crack in the items like mirrors, glasses, lampshades, etc can spoil the whole appearance of the items and no one will want such loss. We all have such items at your place and we should take care of the things.
Fragile items are those that can be easily broken starting from glasses to antiques and more. These delicate items can break easily during transportation. During the shipping process, you should be careful as the movement in the box can damage the items inside the boxes. The size of the boxes also should be taken wisely so that the items can get into the boxes as per requirements and also the quality of the boxes matters. If you use old and dirty boxes it will eventually get broken it can be risky for your delicate items for shipping. Wrapping is important and necessary to keep the items safely and no breaking or damaging occurs in the boxes. After packing you should use good quality tape to secure the things inside and taping allows the box to remain fixed and no one can even take anything from it as we know fragile packaging needs extra care and should be handled carefully.