Moving Boxes: Protecting Fragile Belongings
A concern while moving to another location is safely transporting your belongings. Most of the items we have to move, such as clothing, furniture, bedding, books, pots, pans, and so on are pretty durable. We don’t have to worry too much anything happening to them. However, there are always those few, precious belongings that we can’t afford to have anything happen to. Whether they have sentimental value or have a high price tag, replacing them could be virtually impossible or cost us quite a bit of money.
Maybe you own a piece of artwork that is highly unique and valuable. Or, you have precious china that was a highly expensive purchase. You might have expensive glasses and dishes that are no longer produced. Almost everyone has something of value that they hold dear, but is also fragile in nature. The last thing you want to happen is for any of these items to be damaged during your move. So how exactly do you go about making sure they arrive safely at your new location?
First and foremost, you have to get the right moving boxes. Standard moving boxes will not be enough, especially ones that have been already used. These boxes are not strong enough to adequately protect fragile items.
Instead, what you need are boxes that are designed specially for that item. Fittingly, they are commonly referred to as specialty boxes. So if you have a expensive painting that needs protected, you’re in luck – there are art moving boxes available in different sizes to accommodate your painting. Specialty moving boxes are available for music items such as guitars, dishes, glasses, flat screen TV’s, mirrors, lamps, computers, and so on.
These boxes are double walled and shaped specifically to fit a particular item. Many times, they resemble the original box that the item came in. For example, a flat screen TV originally comes in a box that has a very similar shape. A specialty moving box for this item is pretty much the same. So if you still have original boxes on hand, then you won’t even need to buy new ones.
If the box doesn’t already have “fragile” marked on them, then take a marker and identify it as such. It doesn’t hurt either to note “this side up”, though once again this may already be indicated. This way, the movers know exactly how to handle it. Further, boxes with hand holes are certainly helpful because it makes it easier either for you or the movers to carry it, and therefore decreases the chances of it being dropped by accident.