Packing fragile items for storage requires care and experience. You see, when packing fragile items for storage, there can be little room for error. To help, we’ve put together this blog, which provides a solid set of guidelines on how to pack those extra fragile items. We’ll cover:
But first, it’s important to decide whether you need the help of a professional storage company.
Professional storage providers (particularly those that offer specialised storage options) are experienced and equipped with all the know-how required to ensure your fragile items are packaged correctly, transported securely, and stored effectively for the long term. And whilst this blog is about providing you the information you need to correctly do all of the above, depending on the type of fragile possession you’re storing, it may well be worth enlisting help.
If you do decide to use a professional storage provider, make sure to ask for a free, no-obligation quote, and look for industry accreditations, insurance policies, and exemplary customer reviews.
The Equipment You Need
When you pack delicate goods, it’s vital to use the correct packing material. In this instance, we recommend double corrugated boxes and bubble wrap as your two key packing staples. There are lots of other options, to be sure, but when packing fragile goods, it’s much better to invest in the right equipment than cut corners. Marker pens are always good to have around too, as they will help you label your box of contents as fragile, once it’s packed and ready.
Packing Technique for Fragile Items
To begin with, it’s a good idea to layer the bottom of your double corrugated box with bubble wrap. Ideally, you want to have it firmly in place. Next, you want to begin purposefully placing your items in the box. With the heaviest at the bottom and the lightest in top. But hold on—it’s fragile goods we’re packing here. Therefore, it’s best practice to wrap your items individually in bubble wrap. You can even add a layer of carboard in-between items to make a protection partition.
Depending on what you’re packing, there may be lots of space between items. These pockets of air allow room for items to jostle and bump into each other during transit, and it’s just not a good idea. Fill these spaces with soft fabric or bubble wrap to ensure that your box is secure and supported.
Labelling your Boxes
Labelling your box once you’ve finished packing is best-practice. Whether you’re working with professional removalists or not, everyone who comes into contact with your box should know it contains fragile goods. Make sure you indicate this in bold letters, along with an arrow detailing which side up the box should be carried and placed, if your box doesn’t already have this.
For more information or advice on storage contact Kent Storage.