Careful, fragile goods! How to pack glass and ceramics?

The safety of any type of household goods during a move is a priority, especially when there are fragile materials such as ceramics and glass. Many companies that provide this type of services have specialized knowledge on how to wrap, pack, unpack and give the correct use to the necessary tools. However, not everyone is enough of a professional in the field to have this kind of knowledge.

However, this does not mean that there is no possibility of learning a little more about packing the delicate objects that may be involved in a move. The safety of these items cannot be ignored under any circumstances, especially when moving long distances.

How can fragile goods be packed?

When you want to protect different types of goods, first of all, you should think about the types of packaging that exist and which ones could work according to the context, object and fragility.

Well, they tend to be classified into primary, secondary or tertiary packaging. Also according to their material and function. Therefore, it is advisable to think carefully about the needs of such belongings in order to ensure their safety.

  • The objects should be wrapped very well in tissue paper to avoid chafing. In fact, it is advisable to use colored blankets to identify if they are glass or ceramic objects.

  • No space should be left in the box. Because, during the transfer, objects may collide with each other and cause damage. Therefore, it is best to use crumpled paper or any other type of padding.

  • Do not forget to wrap glass or ceramic items in paper or bubble wrap. It is a key element to protect the objects much better. This material helps the goods remain compact in its entirety and does not suffer any type of damage.

  • If the object is very expensive or important, the best option is to get a foam packing bag. The idea is to place enough on top and underneath to avoid scratches and bumps.

  • It is advisable to pack them separately. Since, when they are together, any kind of movement could make them collide and get damage.

  • They should be stored very well in boxes that are quite adequate and that fit tightly. The goal is to avoid spaces that are not favorable.

  • When sealing them, you should use a fairly thick tape that can resist any sudden movement made during transportation.

  • Do not forget to identify the boxes by placing a seal that says “fragile” to avoid confusion or mistreatment of the boxes. It is extremely important.

Glass and ceramics are quite fragile materials. Therefore, it is necessary to know the best tips to pack them by applying the method either by its type (primary, secondary, tertiary) function or material. Otherwise, irreparable damage could be caused to the objects being moved.