Perth moving companies are often asked about ornaments and how to protect them. Most of us consider our ornaments fragile and may even have sentimental value, so additional care is needed during a move. Fortunately, you can benefit from help from professional movers with these Perth pro tips.
Organisation is a vital component of any move, but it is particularly important for packing ornaments. Find a surface large enough to sit all your ornaments, so you can group them together and determine what packing supplies you’ll need. Laying out your ornaments also allows an opportunity to give everything a good clean. Use a soft cloth to remove any dust, not only so you don’t transfer it to your new home, but also avoid any scratches from abrasive debris.
Each of your ornaments should be individually wrapped, but don’t be tempted to use newspaper. Ink can rub off the newspaper and may cause damage to your ornament. Packing paper is ideal for your less fragile ornaments, so roll each ornament in the paper and use a little tape to secure the edge.
If you have delicate items, you should double wrap in bubble wrap for additional protection.
Fill Voids With Packing Paper
If your ornaments have any voids or spaces, such as handles, you need to ensure that they are filled with packing paper or bubble wrap. These appendages can easily become damaged or even break if they are not adequately protected.
Prepare Your Boxes
As you load the wrapped ornaments inside your boxes, you not only need to ensure that the boxes are structurally secure, but that the box is suitably padded. Place a layer of paper or bubble wrap to line the box. This will create a buffer between the wrapped ornaments and the sides of the box. Anything soft will work, but newspaper is an inexpensive option. You also need to ensure that any gaps between the ornaments are tightly filled with packing paper. This will reduce the risk of ornaments shifting and make the box more sturdy during the move to avoid breakages. Be sure to gently place each of the wrapped ornaments inside the box, but don’t overpack the box. Remember that ornament boxes are not often heavy, but it is better to err on the side of caution and pack light. If you want to make unpacking super easy, try to keep ornaments from a set or those that belong in the same room together.
Ask for Help
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Perth moving companies deal with packing and all aspects of moving every day. This means that you can benefit from help from the pros and have confidence that your items are in good hands. Packing professionals have access to the best packing supplies and have the skills to pack far more efficiently, so even your delicate items can be quickly with the minimum of fuss.
If you are considering movers, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. Our team members can help you with all aspects of your move, and we’d be delighted to help make your move easier.