When moving, you might be tempted to stamp ‘Handle With Care’ on every box before it’s loaded onto a moving truck. However, for fragile items you are taking to your next home, you need to find an experienced Mesquite moving company and carefully wrap and pack them using top-quality boxes and packaging materials.



Household Items That Are Considered Fragile

Certain items are more susceptible to damage during a move. When discussing your move with North Dallas Moving and Storage, provide a complete list of your belongings that will require extra care.

These might include glassware, plates, art and picture frames, musical instruments, lampshades, antique furniture, wine bottles, electronics, valuable collectibles, etc. If you’re unsure if something qualifies as fragile, just ask.


Special Packing for Fragile Items

When it comes to fragile pieces, it’s all about the packing. Only use sturdy boxes and have plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and packing tape handy. Don’t cut corners–only use high-quality materials.

Wrap each item with bubble wrap or packing paper, making sure to add an extra layer to the corners and areas that are more breakable. Fill empty spaces around the item with foam packing peanuts to make sure it is firmly in place and won’t move around in the box.

If your item is usually shaped or particularly valuable, a custom crate might be needed to minimize the chance of damage. Similarly, if the item is extremely fragile, place the packed box inside a larger one and fill any empty spaces around the small box with peanuts.

Use cell boxes for glassware that have double thick walls and interior dividers similar to boxes used for wine bottles. Dish packs are reinforced, although you should still wrap each plate in paper and add some peanuts or crumpled paper on the sides and bottom of the box for extra cushioning.

Learn how to pack electronic equipment for moving. Computers, televisions, stereo systems, and other pieces of technology should be packed in the boxes packaging they came in. If you don’t have the original boxes anymore, use super-strong, double-corrugated boxes.

Carefully label boxes with ‘Fragile,’ ‘Handle with Care’ or ‘This Side Up’ (with a large directional arrow).


Only Use an Experienced and Reputable Mover

Figuring out how to move fragile items that have sentimental or monetary value can be stressful. This is why choosing the right mover is so critical.

Here are some tips for finding the right mover to handle your fragile belongings:

  • Ask friends and family for recommendations.
  • Look into a mover’s experience by reading online reviews and testimonials from previous customers, particularly those that mention how the mover handled their fragile items.
  • Make sure the company is licensed and has insurance that will cover your belongings.

After you have a short list of moving companies you are comfortable with and trust, ask for a detailed quote so you can easily compare prices and services. 

NDMS can pack up your entire home and take that task off your moving to-do list. With this type of service, delicate objects are packed and carefully inspected. NDMS movers are trained to handle delicate items and have resources to do so in an expert manner!

In addition, NDMS will give you a fixed price for your move so that there are no surprises down the road.


Moving Forward

While everyone understands that some fragile items are irreplaceable, insurance can help if there are any unexpected mishaps. That said, it’s always a good idea for you to hold onto and transport certain items yourself, such as jewelry and important documents.

Hiring a trusted professional mover like NDMS to handle your move–including your fragile, valuable belongings–will make your moving process smooth so you can get comfortably settled in your new home as quickly and efficiently as possible!


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