Published on: December 12, 2014 Categories: Prevent Moving Mishaps, Broken Glassware, Fragile, Moving Items, Fragile Moving Items

First off, what is a fragile item? Well, if it falls into one or more of these categories then you can assume it is: 

1) Has parts that are susceptible to snapping off with incorrect placement

2) Does it have existing cracks or damage?

3) Is it older than 20+ years?

4) How was it processed – was it made by man or machine?

If it falls into the category of any of these then the items that we have listed below will either match or be close enough to take into account for your moving experience.

Glassware – Wrap all of your glassware one by one with packing paper tucked tightly around them. Use as much packing paper as necessary to cover each glassware item entirely. Utilize paper or cardboard to divide every glass both horizontally and vertically.

If you have to question whether there’s too many items in the box, don’t hesitate to separate the glassware into multiple holders. Additionally, if you must stack glasses, ensure that the larger ones are on the bottom of the stack.

Furniture – The items are heavy, bulky and not shaped for easy moving purposes. While you may be able to get through the moving process without it, disassembling the material will most likely end up being the best course of action in the long run. The smaller you can break your furniture down into, the better.

However, be sure to consult with your instruction manual first. While there are monetary benefits to...view more