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Techniques for avoiding breakages

Posted on January 1, 2018 by Henry

It is important for you peace of mind when moving house that you are confident that your possessions are not going to be damaged during any stage of the moving process. There are many ways in which you can help put your mind at ease and ensure the safety of belongings.

Firstly, make sure that you have enough boxes to safely move house. Use double wall cardboard to ensure that the boxes can hold whatever is in them and try not to pack more than 15kg into one box. inStore offers a range of high-quality cardboard boxes for you to purchase to make your packing simple and stress-free.

Packing crockery
Go from large to small, and pack the plates on their sides, individually wrapped in bubble wrap or newspaper, and stack until you have filled the box. Fill in any gaps with scrunched up paper or cloth.

Mirrors and pictures (framed)
Tape the picture/mirror to avoid the glass shifting out of place and breaking and use a cloth to wrap the outside. Again, ensure the box doesn’t have large gaps so the picture doesn’t rattle around – pack with a cloth if there are gaps. Label boxes which you are concerned about as “Fragile” and this will help you identify them when unpacking at the other end.

Packing lamps
Disassemble the lamp by removing the shade and the lightbulb. Wrap up the base of the lamp with bubble wrap and secure it firmly with packing tape. Make sure the bottom of the box is also secure (this can be done with more tape).

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