How to Safely Pack Antiques, Electronics, and Collectables
Whether you are moving down the street or to a different country, packing can be one of the most stressful parts of the entire process. In particular, packing valuable items like antiques, electronics, and collectibles can be tedious. Taking the time to safely pack these items can bring you peace of mind and help to alleviate stress when you are packing, making moving easier.
Making moving easier with preparation is key. Here are a few things to get you started before you move:
- Double-Walled Cartons
- Cushioning Wraps
- Packing Tape
- Bubble Wrap
Labeling the boxes that have fragile items in them is also a good idea. You can handwrite them or purchase ones that say things such as “Do Not Pack”, “Fragile”, and Load Last.”
Consider Transporting Some Items Seperately
There are some items that are impossible to replace, so it may be best that these items are not included in the regular shipment. Sometimes, no matter how carefully some items are packed, the damage is possible.
Some examples of items you may want to consider self transporting are:
- Fine Jewelry
- Bonds, Notes, Coins
- Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, Important Documents
Generally, owner’s manuals will have directions on how to properly transport electronic items. If not, the rule of thumb is to transport electronics in their original box and packaging. If this is not available, use cardboard or cartons that best fit them and will provide maximum protection.
If the antique is too big to transport outside of the regular shipment, a good plan of action can be to contact movers in Delaware for a custom-designed crate. These crates can be built around antiques to ensure there is no damage during the moving process. If the antique can be broken down into multiple pieces, make sure to label the boxes so you can easily identify all of the parts.
It is best to package collectibles into their original packaging. This will help towards making moving easier. If the original packaging is unavailable, collectibles should be individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed inside double-walled cartons.
It is no surprise that most households in the U.S. have around 300,000 things in them. Packing all of these things can be tedious, especially things that are extremely fragile and delicate. Contacting a moving company may help in making moving easier.