Do you want to protect your antiques and collectables from getting damaged or destroyed? Well, who doesn’t. After all, they cost us an arm and a leg – add a kidney while we are at it! But worry not as every headache has a aspirin for it. Moving In Sydney has brought together some great tips to keep your beloved possessions as good as new while you are on the road to a new house.
You will need these 4 essential items to pack your fragile and precious belongings:
- Sturdy, good quality packing boxes
- Packing tape and dispenser
- Padding materials such as bubble wrap, old towels or crunched newspapers
- Fragile or Handle with care labels
Find yourself some good quality boxes
When it comes to finding boxes you have got a few options. You can buy them new from the store, reuse the old cartons at home, or borrow from a friend or relative who may have recently moved.
Reinforce the Boxes
Use extra packing tape to support the bottoms of the boxes if they are going to hold heavy or very fragile items.
Pad and Protect
Use padded or cushioned materials such as Styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap or crunched newspaper to pack fragile items or ‘breakables’. Alternatively, you can also use old shirts or towels to protect the items.
Order special boxes online or purchase it from your Residential Removalist in Sydney to pack large flat items such as mirrors and paintings. You can ask for corner protectors as well to provide an extra layer of protection.
Label every box that contains breakable items with ‘FRAGILE’ or ‘Handle With Care’. You can choose to write the word on the box with a permanent marker, as well. Make the letters as large as possible so that your Residential Removalist will be able to clearly see it. Remember, paste these labels on the sides too if you think they are going to be stacked.
Warn Your Removalists
Make sure you tell your “Sydney Residential Removalists” verbally, as well, along with the labels exactly what is breakable and what needs extra care and handling.
Packing Books, Comics, and Magazines
Pack paperback books, comics and magazines in Mylar bags to protect them from moisture and insects, as well as general wear and tear.
Use An Extra Layer Of Bubble Wrap
Add an extra layer of protection for particularly heavy items by placing an extra layer of bubble wrap on the bottom of a reinforced box.
Protecting Metal Items
Tin toys, silverware, and brass lamps can easily be damaged or scratched during removal. Protect these metal items by wrapping them in bubble wrap or by placing them in a box filled with Styrofoam peanuts.
Fill in the hollow centre your antiques such as vases and glasses with crunched newspapers or bubble wrap and place them in the boxes surrounded by Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap.
Need a professional help to help you with your move in Sydney? Then call MOVING IN SYDNEY – your go-to Sydney Residential Removalists – at 1300 727 115.