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Nothing is worse than when a delicate family heirloom or antique piece breaks during a move. Proper packing is essential to prevent potential damage when moving fragile items. At USA Family Moving, our Twin Cities full-service movers offer top-quality packing services. They know a thing or two about packing cherished possessions. Here are some of their best packing tips to move fragile items.

  1. Plan Ahead

It is important to have a packing plan for your fragile belongings well in advance of your moving date. You don’t want to be making these critical packing decisions at the last minute. If you are packing yourself, start packing glass items, porcelain, and antiques days or weeks before your movers arrive. If you are taking advantage of professional packing services, go over your fragile belongings with your Twin Cities full-service movers so that they know which items will need special attention and extra protection on moving day.

  1. Use Packing Paper and Bubble Wrap Generously

To move fragile items without damaging them, avoid skimping out on packing materials. Wrap each piece of dishware and glassware in packing paper. Larger and more delicate items, like crystal, should be enveloped in bubble wrap. Line boxes with bubble wrap or foam inserts and stuff the spaces between items with packing paper or packing peanuts to prevent movement.

  1. Don’t Overpack Boxes

Overpacking your boxes is a sure-fire way to get your fragile items damaged while in transit. Be sure that there is not only enough space between each item, but also adequate space at the top of your boxes. Further secure your stuff by filling that empty space at the top with pillows or a foam insert.

Extra care and attention are needed when moving fragile items to ensure they arrive at your new place damage-free. Our Twin Cities full-service movers can do all your packing with the best packing materials and techniques. To learn more about our services and best packing tips, contact USA Family Moving today!