We’ve all been involved in a move or two at this point, but not many of us have enjoyed the process. By far, the most dreaded aspect of pulling off a move is the constant packing and the process of organizing, decluttering, and wrapping up everything you own, just to unpack it again later.
Don’t be tempted to just throw out everything you own and start over again – that’s not a practical or cost efficient solution to anything! Though it may seem intimidating, packing is easier the soon you take it on. Don’t procrastinate! Additionally, organization is key when pulling off any successful move. If you’re proactive and stay organized, you’ll set yourself up for success and have the easiest moving process possible.
This idea also applies to packing fragile items. Often left for last, a lot of people believe there’s no exact right way to pack fragile or unwieldy glass items, but there is! It just requires patience and attention to detail. Don’t leave these items until the night before – they need care and attention! Start early, and pack smartly.
To pack plates, prepare a medium or small box by lining it with crumpled packing paper along the bottom and sides. Wrap each plate individually with bubble wrap and secure it with tape before placing it into the box. Add a layer of paper in between each plate as you stack them inside of your box.
To pack glasses, you’ll need to wrap them individually with packing paper. Make sure to crumple up packing paper or just crumpled regular paper or paper towels to put inside the larger pieces to take up empty space.
Prepare a small or medium box by lining the box with packing paper on the bottom. Add glasses strategically, and will fill any empty spaces around the glasses with packing paper to take up space.
Lamp shades should be removed from their respective bases and boxed flat-side down. Fill the empty space with paper, including the interior of the lampshade, and wrap the outside with bubble wrap as needed.
To pack pictures or picture frames, first line small to medium sized boxes with paper along the sides and bottom. Then wrap each frame individually with paper or bubble wrap to ensure security of the items.
Position pictures strategically in your box, and make sure there is paper placed between each picture and picture frame to make sure nothing scrapes against one another. If you’re moving larger pictures or frames, pack them separately and wrap them accordingly.
Remove any cables to add-ons from the tv (like stand legs or mounts), and pack the accessories separately. Wrap the tv screen in a blanket or something soft, and use tape to secure the blanket around the item. If you have a box, place the screen in the box and secure it with tape. Don’t have a box? Make sure to transport the tv safely with you if you don’t have a way to secure it.
Now that you know how to pack some of your most fragile items, get to it! You have time on your side and now know that patience and proactivity is key. Still looking for the right mover for you? Check out EE Ward’s unparalleled moving services here. Happy packing!