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Packing Fragile Items: Tips for a Safe Move

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to packing fragile items.

Elton John had no time to 'handle with care'

Whether you're moving across town or across the country, the last thing you want is for your beloved possessions to arrive at your new home broken or damaged.


That's why Rowland Brothers Moving is here to offer you some tips and tricks for packing fragile items so that you can have a safe and stress-free move.


  1. Use the right materials: When it comes to packing fragile items, the right materials are essential. Invest in high-quality packing supplies such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and packing paper. These materials will provide the necessary cushioning and protection for your fragile items during transit.

  2. Label your boxes: Clearly label your boxes as "Fragile" on all sides, so that movers are aware of what's inside and handle them with extra care.

  3. Pack dishes and glassware properly: Dishes and glassware are usually among the most fragile items you'll be packing. Wrap each piece individually and place them in a sturdy box or container. Be sure to fill any empty spaces in the box with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent movement and breakage. TIP: A quick and easy way to pack cups or mugs is to wrap them in socks! This provides some nice cushioning so that they can sit together without clanking.

  4. Use smaller boxes for fragile items: Small boxes work best for fragile and heavy items as they are more sturdy and less likely to bust open. You should also reinforce the box with extra tape on the bottom, just in case!

  5. Cushion the bottom of the box: Use a towel, packing peanuts or packing paper to create a cushion on the bottom of the box. This provides a cushy layer for setting the box down on a hard surface to minimize risk of breaking items inside from the impact.

  6. Hire a professional moving company: At Rowland Brothers Moving, we understand the importance of protecting your fragile items during a move. Our team of experienced movers is trained to handle fragile items with care and we have the right equipment and materials to ensure your items arrive at their destination safely.

By following these tips and hiring a professional moving company like Rowland Brothers Moving, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fragile items will arrive at your new home in the same condition they left.





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