How to move fragile objects and not lose them trying

move fragile objects

Moving takes time, effort, and dedication, especially if there are fragile objects that can be damaged in the process of switching places. However, there are ways to avoid accidents and to get your belongings safely to their destination.

Consider that not all fragile objects receive the same treatment when moving, but that they will depend on the dimensions, weight and the material they are made of. Knowing this, pay attention to the following tips.

Crockery

If you are moving crockery, the way to go is with boxes and newspaper, materials that can be easily obtained and that will prevent objects from rubbing against each other during the transfer.

It’s a good idea to use boxes with separators to move glasses, bottles, and cups, all lined in newspaper. If you don’t have boxes with these characteristics, you can place in the background the heavier objects, such as bottles or glasses, and over the cups, all properly lined, and then fill the empty spaces with paper balls. Next, you must close the box and secure it with tape.

However, when it comes to plates it is also advisable to wrap each one in paper and place them vertically. Then, fill the box with more newspaper and pack it up.

Finally, the boxes must be identified with the word “fragile” on all their faces to avoid confusion.

Televisions

A small blow is enough for a television to pass on to a better life. That is why you must take measures to keep it safe during the trip.

If you don’t have the original box, you can measure your device and ask a box maker to make one with several extra centimeters so you can wrap the TV with thick blankets to protect the screen from scratching or cushioning bumps. You can secure the fabric with tape, so it doesn’t fall off.

You should also make sure to place wrinkled paper in areas that are left empty to provide sufficient protection, providing care in the side and upper areas. Be sure to insert your TV cables and remote control, then close and pack the box. Finish placing the word “fragile” on the surface.

Mirrors

A mirror is delicate and expensive; if it splits, you will not only have to spend on replacement, but also on medical care if you need it. The packaging must be suitable for carrying, following the following tips:

• Place cross-shaped adhesive tape that goes from vortex to vortex; this will prevent thousands of pieces from breaking.
• Wrap the mirror in bubble wrap or between hard cardboard. Then secure it with packing tape and insert it into a flat box where it fits. If you can’t find one, you can ask a manufacturer to do it.
• Fill the leftover space with newspaper.
• Label with the word “fragile” in the visible areas of the box, not without first making sure to close it well and pack it properly.

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