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Tips & Tricks For The Safest Way To Pack Fragile Items


Moving day can be a daunting and time consuming task, but when it comes to dishes or other fragile items, most people would rather not see their grandmother’s heirloom china be accidently smashed by a moving company in Lowell, MA. Having said that, here are a few tips to help make that task a little easier.


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When packing dishes, if you can find a dish barrel and can afford the extra cost, your dishes will be sure to be safe. They are made of slightly thicker cardboard and can absorb shock and bumps much better than a regular cardboard box. If all you can find are cardboard boxes, be sure that they are taped shut, with shipping tape rather than masking or scotch tape. While newspapers are both cheap and easy to get, they tend to both scratch dishes and make it so you have to wash them before you use them. If you can get either white tissue paper or mover’s paper, use that instead.


Layering Is Your Friend


Do not be stingy with the paper-line thin bottom of your box with at least 6 inches of crumpled paper. Crumpled paper absorbs shocks much better than folded paper. When you pack your china, wrap it well in the paper and always place the sturdiest and heaviest items at the bottom, with the most fragile and delicate things on the top. Again, when wrapping your items you should not be stingy with the paper; you are not supposed to be making neat bundles. Remember-the more crumpled the paper, the better protected your dish will be.


Even with careful protection, sometimes dishes will break, especially if you’ve chosen a mover who is not as careful. When you pick A-Z Movers, however, you can be assured that your items will be treated with the utmost care and respect.

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