Moving is always complicated and can cause stress. Things get more insecure when we talk about transporting fragile objects because they usually have great sentimental and economic value. Let's see what is the best way to do it.
The first thing to keep in mind is that not all fragile objects are the same, nor should they be wrapped for transfer in the same way.
But it is possible to give some generic guidelines as to what material we have to provide ourselves to start the process of moving house and packing the different fragile objects that may be.
- Get cardboard boxes safe. That is to say that they are firm and resistant, well closed on all sides, preventing them from sinking or otherwise the consequences will be dire.
- A suitable base inside the boxes. It must cushion all blows safely. You have to get newspaper to make balls, egg cartons if the box does not contain very heavy things.
- Pack items separately. Never together or two by two because they can collide with each other and break. The more delicate, the more protection is required.
- Everything in the box must be well secured. Nothing can go dancing because there are free gaps, which means that they must be filled with light, but resistant materials (paper, polystyrene ...).
- If electronic items are to be transported, it would be best to keep the original product boxes. If you do not have them, you must do everything possible to achieve appropriate dimensions by filling the gaps with polystyrene.
- Put FRAGILE signs on all sides of the boxes. It is also convenient to indicate the direction in which you have to go and whether or not you can place packages on top.
- If you can, buy specialized protection products.
- If you have old blankets, sheets, etc. that are not used, also serve to pack fragile parts.
HOW TO TRANSPORT DISHES
It can be said that the safest way to pack glassware (glasses, glasses, plates ...), is with newspaper, preventing the pieces from touching each other.
When they must be put into the boxes, the heaviest objects must be placed underneath, that is, if we pack glasses and glasses, the glasses will come first and the glasses on top.
Before putting any dishes inside, the bottom of the box should be padded with crumpled papers and then each item should be inserted in an upright position, filling the free spaces with paper.
If more items are to be placed on top, it will be necessary to cover what has already been placed with more papers, fill in the gaps with more sheets and seal the box with packing tape so that it is sealed.
For bottles and other long glass objects the same materials are used, although boxes with dividers can also be used.
The plates can be stored in cardboard boxes, so that a plate is placed wrapped in paper, then he puts another on top in the same way. Then both are packed in more paper.
The two are placed in the box in a vertical position and the rest in the same way to the side. The gaps are filled with crumpled paper to make it cushioned. Finally, the box is closed with masking tape.
To avoid confusion when transporting the dishes, it is best to name what is in each box, mark with the word FRAGILE and place of location.
The vase is a fragile element par excellence and it is usually very expensive. To transport vases that are usually made of glass or ceramic, it is advisable to use some specific protection:
- Wrap the vases with tissue paper to avoid friction.
- Fill the inside of the vase with crumpled paper or items for that use.
- Surround the protruding parts with bubble wrap and then pack the entire piece so that it is a compact object, without protruding parts that can be hit, such as the handles.
- If the value of the vase is high, it may not be a bad idea to use foam packing bags inside the box, specifically one above and one below the piece.
- Use rigid boxes that protect the product well, without deforming.
- Use filler chips, bubbles, air pillows, and other filler systems that do a good job.
- Seal the boxes with adhesive tape according to the weight of the vase.
- The FRAGILE label to inform whoever handles the box, for example, in the case of a house move.
A display case is usually made of wood with glazed parts, it can have different sizes, shapes and weights, but what is certain is that it is a delicate object that requires great care in handling.
In glass areas, it is best to place cardboard, because in the event of a slight blow the waves will be transmitted along the entire surface of the same, which would not happen if it were wrapped with blankets or paper bubbles, causing it to break.
To prevent the cardboard from escaping when lifting the furniture and during transport, it will need to be heavily sealed.
Better to pack removable areas, such as shelves, separately, regardless of the material from which they are made. If they are glass, use cardboard, with reinforcement in the corners, being able to place several in the same package.
If the shelves are made of wood, use blankets or bubble wrap, making packages indicating by means of a label the furniture to which they belong for professionals who have to assemble it in the case of a move.
The loose things stick them with seal in the drawers of the showcase.
Normally for transport it will be necessary to use at least one van due to its size and for the transfer the display case will be placed in a normal position and, if this is not possible, lying down, but with the back facing up so that the glass does not vibrate during the journey.
In the lower part of the furniture a cardboard is placed well fixed with packing tape, and then continue to put more until it is completely covered.
The display case is then placed on top of a blanket with which it will be completely covered, reinforcing the most delicate parts, adding packing tape to the blanket.
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