Looking at fragile items that you need to pack could seem a little bit daunting, but don’t be
afraid! Even the most fragile of items can be packed safely and sent somewhere, as long
as you pack it well. There are a few things to bear in mind that will ensure that the job gets
done properly and you don’t have any unwanted breakages. Here are some tips to go about
packing fragile items.
Stock Up on Packing Supplies
The most important thing to do is make sure you have enough packing supplies, so that
you don’t end up scrimping and hoping that the items are going to make it to the other end
unharmed. If you have an abundance of packing supplies such as tape, filling, boxes, ‘fragile’
stickers etc you will be more likely to do a great job and keep those fragile items snug and
Bubble Wrap It!
Bubble wrap is your best friend so make sure you have heaps on hand especially if you have
lots of different fragile items to pack. Think of your fragile item as a baby, and swaddle it in
many layers of bubble wrap. If the things that you have to pack are of odd shapes then you
can also use the bubble wrap to pad out the container they are in.
Use Sturdy Cartons/Boxes
There is no point going to all the trouble of packing your fragile items really carefully if the
box you are packing them in is not of a good quality and won’t go the distance. Make sure
that you use sturdy cartons or boxes and that they are sealed up really well so the bottom
doesn’t drop out when you pick them up. Also make sure that you use cartons/boxes that
have lids and are able to close so you know that there is no chance of items slipping out
through the cracks.
Firmly Pack Boxes
Ensuring that the boxes are firmly packed will keep the items in them from slipping and
sliding around and there will be less chance of things getting broken. If you don’t have
enough items to completely fill a box then make sure that you use lots of filler to hold the
contents as firmly in place as possible. This will protect them from getting damaged.
The More Fragile The Item The More Packaging
A great rule of thumb to work by is that the more fragile the item is, the more packaging
it will need. Don’t skimp on packaging as its really not worth it to do a half-baked job. If
you are going to the trouble of buying all the supplies and carefully wrapping your fragile
item then make sure that you go the whole way and do the job properly. Following these
tips will help you to achieve success and get your goods there in one piece! For more tips
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