A guide to storing your fragile items safely
Storing fragile items can be a daunting task for many people. They can easily get damaged, broken or even destroyed if not handled and moved properly. There are many things you can do to help minimise the risk of breaking valuable possessions. We have put together a guide to storing your fragile items safely. In this guide, we’ll show you how to best pack and store your fragile items safely.
1. Use appropriate packing items
It is important to use the right packing materials for when packing up fragile items. Bubble wrap and packing paper are best used to protect fragile items. Make sure to use enough and wrap tight to protect each item. Packing peanuts can be used to fill empty spaces in boxes. Always use strong, good quality cardboard boxes to pack items in. Packing tape is also recommended to secure boxes.
2. Label everything
Always label all of your boxes so that you will have no problem trying to find items of belongings you may want to retrieve at a later date. Label the visible edges of the boxes so that you can clearly see the contents without having to move boxes around.
3. Place heavier items at the bottom
When packing, remember that heavier items should be stored in smaller boxes if possible and use larger boxes for lighter items. Once the boxes are packed, always try to place heavier boxes at the bottom and lighter items on top. This will help to prevent fragile items inside boxes getting crushed or damaged.
4. Clean before storing
Before storing fragile items, it is important to ensure that they are clean and free of dust, dirt, and debris. This will help to keep items preserved in good condition for the longer term.
5. Avoid overpacking boxes
Don’t overstuff your boxes with too many fragile items. It is always best to use more boxes to spread out the number of items packed so that the weight of the box doesn’t get too heavy and put strain on the others.
6. Regularly inspect
Finally, inspect your fragile items on a regular basis to ensure that they remain in good condition. Check for any signs of damage and to see if all of the packing materials used are still effective.
With a little care and the right preparation, storing your fragile items safely shouldn’t be too difficult.
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