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Delicate Items Around the House That Need Extra Care When Packing

Delicate Items Around the House That Need Extra Care When Packing
Delicate Items Around the House That Need Extra Care When Packing

Packing for a move can be quite stressful especially if there are fragile items involved. Such items have special packing considerations to ensure that they reach the destination intact. Hiring a moving company to do all the packing and moving for you can relieve you such stress since professional moving companies have the right packing supplies for most fragile items. However, before you engage any moving company for special packing of fragile items, it is important to have a clear overview of what delicate items you may be having in the house that need extra care during the packing process.

This article offers an in-depth overview of some of these items and tips on how to pack fragile items like a pro.

Laptops and personal computers

Laptops and personal computers are not only delicate but also expensive. If handled carelessly, these devices can break easily affecting their functionality and in some cases, it becomes hard to have them repaired. When packing personal computers you need to dismantle the entire system and pack each component on its own putting cushioning materials such as blankets to keep them safe. Laptops on the other hand, should be packed in backpacks that are designed specifically for carrying such devices.

Television sets

These are very fragile items and any slight contact with hard material can lead to breakage of the screen. Ensure you pack your television set in the box you bought it in. In case the box is not available, modify another box and use Styrofoam to provide a cushion for the screen.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Glassware

Glassware is yet another class of delicate items that you should be careful with while packing for a move. You need to sort out all your items in advance and establish the number of items in the glassware category so that you can get the appropriate packing materials.  Avoid packing your glassware first since it can break when hit by other heavy items. The best way to pack such items is to strap them together and move them separately.

Artwork

If you have any piece of art in your house, you should take great care when preparing it for a move. These types of items often have a sentimental attachment or could be priceless family heirlooms. To preserve your art, ensure you pack it using special packing materials that will keep it protected all through the move. If you do not have the appropriate packing supplies, you can ask your moving company for help packing your art.

During the moving process, household items are subjected to a lot of movement such that it becomes easy to lose or even damage them. You need to take care of your delicate items in the house –be it artwork, pieces of electronics, or glassware. Hiring a reputable moving company can guarantee you the safety of your delicate items since such companies have not only the expertise in handling fragile items but also have the right tools and equipment.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

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