Packing Fragile Items For A Move: How To Ensure Everything Arrives Unbroken

Apr 2, 2024

Moving house? Transporting your embarrassingly large collection of scatter cushions is one thing, but how are you going to make sure your expensive glassware survives the process?

Moving home is a challenging task! Navigating the process of getting all your valuable items from A to B is enough to give anyone a headache. How on earth are you going to get your granny’s 17th-century French vase there in one piece? And let’s not even think about the grand piano… groan! 

Here are some practical tips to make sure everyone, and everything, survives the move! Make sure you stick to those strategies when you switch homes and protect your high-value items so that they stay damage-free, and you stay stress-free!

Create an Inventory

Before starting the packing process, it makes sense to create a detailed inventory of your high-value items. This could include family heirlooms, jewelry and electronics, as well as important personal documents such as passports and birth certificates. Once this list has been populated, you should then source the appropriate packing supplies to ensure your items stay protected on the move.

“When packing valuables, it’s all about the cushioning and support,” the moving experts at Move Me Smart say. As such, it is best to wrap your fragile items individually using bubble wrap and tape, whilst double-boxing particularly delicate valuables to ensure they are transported safely and securely.

Call in the Professionals!

Some valuables require more than ‘just good packing.’ Therefore, if you are moving a lot of high-value items, you may want to consider using a professional moving company to provide that extra layer of protection. Professional movers have the skills and equipment to handle heavy items with care and will assess each item to adapt their approach accordingly.

“Clear communication with your moving team is key,” warns Move Me Smart. “Make sure they understand which items are valuable and require special care. This isn’t just about handling with caution—it’s also about strategic loading and unloading to minimize risk.”

In addition to ensuring hassle-free moving, you may also need to find a secure, temporary storage of high-value items. “There might be a gap between moving out of your old home and into your new one,” explains Move Me Smart. “During this period, you’ll need a safe place to keep your valuables.” When choosing a secure storage unit, you should opt for 24/7 surveillance and easy access, run by secure personnel.

What if something still goes wrong?

Unfortunately, even with the best planning, things can go wrong. Given the challenges that come with moving, it might be wise to consider taking out full-value insurance protection to ensure that all your high-value items are covered.

With the right planning and preparation, you can make sure all your valuables arrive at your new home safely!

This content is provided in partnership with Move Me Smart and is intended for informational purposes only. The views, opinions, and advice expressed in this article are solely those of Move Me Smart and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of any other individual, organization, or entity. 

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