Preparing for a move can be an exciting but challenging time, especially when it comes to packing and preparing your delicate items and cherished ornaments. Ensuring their safe journey to your new home requires careful planning and packing techniques, so we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to pack delicate items and ornaments to minimize the risk of damage during your move. So what are the important considerations, and how can you begin? Let’s find out.
Sort and organize
Before you begin packing, sort through your delicate items and ornaments. Assess their value and sentimental significance to decide which ones you truly want to keep. This step helps you declutter and makes it easier to prioritize and protect your most cherished possessions.
Gather the necessary packing supplies
Invest in high-quality packing supplies to safeguard your delicate items during the move. You will need sturdy cardboard boxes in various sizes, bubble wrap or packing paper, packing peanuts or foam inserts, packing tape, styrofoam sheets or dish dividers, and soft cloth or tissue paper.
Use proper layering techniques
Proper layering is crucial for protecting your delicate items and ornaments. You can start by lining the bottom of a box with a layer of packing peanuts or crumpled packing paper to provide a cushioning effect. Then, wrap each item individually with packing paper or bubble wrap and secure it with packing tape. Place each wrapped item in the box, ensuring enough padding between them to prevent potential collisions. For example, if you have Art Deco ornaments (and even an Art Deco window frame or frames you would like to bring), you must wrap them individually with plenty of padding.
Secure fragile ornaments
Ornaments, particularly those made of glass (such as the aforementioned Art Deco pieces!) or ceramic, require special attention during packing. Wrap each ornament in tissue paper or soft cloth, paying extra attention to delicate details. Place them in smaller boxes or dividers designed specifically for ornaments. Fill any gaps with bubble wrap or packing peanuts to minimize movement within the box.
Label and prioritize
Clearly label each box containing delicate items or ornaments as ‘Fragile’ to alert movers and yourself to exercise caution. Additionally, consider numbering the boxes and keeping an inventory list detailing the contents of each box. This will help you keep track of your items and ensure that nothing goes missing during the move.
Pack jewelry and small valuables separately
Jewelry and other small valuables are delicate and prone to getting lost during a move. Pack them separately in a sturdy jewelry box or a small container for added security, and keep this box with you at all times during the move, avoiding the risk of misplacement.
Seek professional help for fragile and heirloom items
Consider seeking professional assistance for exceptionally delicate or valuable items – such as family heirlooms or valuable artwork. Art movers and specialty packing services have the expertise and appropriate materials to transport your most prized possessions safely.
Packing delicate items and cherished ornaments requires careful planning and attention to detail. You can safeguard your fragile possessions during the move by sorting and organizing your belongings and employing proper layering techniques. Following these tips will protect your delicate items and provide you with peace of mind as you embark on your journey to your new home. Happy packing and safe moving!
We hope you found this blog post on How to Pack Delicate Items and Ornaments and Prepare Them for a Move useful. Be sure to check out our post on Tips to Moving With Delicate Items for more great tips!