HOW TO PACK YOUR FRAGILE ITEMS AND ANTIQUES FOR MOVING HOUSE
Making sure we pack our valuables well for a safe transit, while moving house, can be a bit stressful, it's normally one of the first boxes we open to make sure nothing has been damaged. Here are some tips keeping your valuable Antiques and fragile items free from harm.
Don't over pack your moving boxes Don't over pack your moving boxes, this puts a lot of pressure on items at the bottom, when you do need to do a couple of layers, place heavier items at the bottom, for example; heavy vase at the bottom, lighter plates on top. Use a smaller box so you are not tempted to play Tetris with your fragile items.
Use bubble wrap for packing valuables and Antiques Using bubble wrap for the more fragile is great, as is brown butchers or packing paper. Newspaper is not recommended as the ink will most likely rub off on your Nana's beautiful old Royal Albert tea and coffee set.
Newspaper is good to support your packed items Use screwed up newspaper for using in between 2 layers or around your fragile items for a good fit (this is where you can apply your Tetris skills) it will help absorb shock and reduce any movement of items while in transit.
Don't forget those expensive pictures and picture frames Protecting our photo frames and paintings shouldn't stray too far from thought either. Smaller frames can be wrapped with butchers paper and placed evenly in a small box, remember not to over pack, while larger paintings like your average household Picasso or Van Gogh, can be wrapped with bubble wrap and/or cardboard to protect the artwork, especially if there is glass on the frame.
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