Packing Fragile Items

General packing is stressful enough but when you have fragile and more sentimental items to consider, it can add that extra sense of dread.  Fortunately, Edinburgh Self Store has an abundance of experience when it comes to packing fragile items and using only the best packing materials to ensure the protection of your fragile items.  Our team or removers prioritise your fragile items by putting them first and using the most quality packing materials.

Preparing before moving day to ensure your fragile items are getting the attention that they deserve is extremely important.  It’s imperitive to choose the packing materials you require before moving day so that you can gather everything you need which eliminates any risk of damage during move into storage or your new home.  For the ultimate protection of fragile items, we recommend the following packing materials;-

  • Cardboard boxes.
  • Markers and labels.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Packing tape.
  • Bespoke containers.
  • Loose infill.

Fortunately, you won’t have to waste time seeking all individual packaging materials as we have a box shop where all packing materials are available for you in one place.  With years of experience in taking care of a range of fragile items, we know exactly how to handle, pack and move them to ensure that they are in one piece during transit and upon arrival.  The types of fragile items that we have experience with moving include the following;-

  • Framed art.
  • Grandfather clocks.
  • Photo frames.
  • And many more.

Top Tips For Packing Fragile Items

There are other things to consider when moving and packing fragile items.  Here are a few of our top tips to keep in mind…

  • Label Boxes – moving day can be a hectic experience and it’s really easy to forget what is in each box that you have packed. Moving fatigue is real but when you label your boxes, there is no need to use your mental energy to remember which box is which and which box holds your most important/fragile items.  Clearly label your boxes using either the phrase ‘’fragile items’’ or be more specific.  For example, you may want to label the item.
  • Keep Fragile Items Separate – Just like the above point, it’s ideal to keep fragile items separate from the rest to avoid confusion or boxing getting mixed up before being positioned in the vehicle. Ideally, you want to position your fragile items in their own location in your moving vehicle to avoid any damage whatsoever during transit.
  • Prioritise – Fragile items are often the most sentimental and therefore, it makes sense to prioritise these items to ensure their safety from the very start of the packing process. We recommend starting with your most fragile items before going onto pack essential items and then finishing off with non-essential items and accessories.

Packing Glassware & Ceramics

Glassware and ceramics are notoriously easy to break so it is obviously advisable to take some extra care with glass items such as coffee tables, for example.  To ensure the protection of glassware items, it’s recommended to use small boxes as they are much easier to handle and there is less room for items to shift around while moving.  We always recommend placing sheets of bubble wrap over these types of items.  When actually packing glassware and ceramics, pack the inside first with packing paper before securing it with packing tape.

Framed Memorabilia

If you have sports memorabilia, often these items are very valuable or hold sentimental value please ensure to ask us about the best way to not only pack these items but the most appropriate storage and transfer solutions.

Contact Us Today

Do you require help with packing fragile items?  If you need a local removals and storage company to help, look no further than Edinburgh Self Store.  We have years of experience packing all types of fragile items such as grandfather clocks, artwork, framed art and other types of fragile items.  Call us today or use our contact form to enquire with us today.

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