When you are planning your move, one of the primary things you will need to consider once you have a firm moving date is the task of packing. Organizing the packing of children's toys and clothes is relatively simple, but what about the more fragile items that you might have around the home? This article provides helpful packing tips on how to deal with some of your more fragile belongings.

1. Pictures and Mirrors

Some family pictures can be priceless and will need to be handled with the greatest care. Sturdy cardboard boxes from your local supermarket of the right size are suitable for stacking frames of similar sizes next to each other. Bubble wrap and polystyrene filler is always useful as a packing material, however some movers make do with old newspapers.
Expert movers often have specially designed boxes which you can hire for moving photographs and mirrors.

2. TV's, Music Centers and Cameras etc

Always use the new manufacturer boxes whenever possible to avoid damage to your property as these are normally supplied with the polystyrene foam casing for safety. If you do not have these, pack in shallow boxes with plenty of padding, and consider moving these boxed items yourself.

3. Glasses and Cups

Glasses and cups are very fragile and need to be packed correctly to avoid any major disappointments at the end of the move. Fill your glasses/cups with tissue or newspaper and then wrap each individual piece, sealing with tape as you go. Pack the wrapped glasses and cups in divide boxes, one layer at a time, using some bubble wrap to separate each layer.

4. Tableware

Wrap your plates individually in newspaper and stack on top on one another in a sturdy box, together with similarly sized plates. Avoid the temptation to stack different sized plates together as this can often lead to movement and damage during your move.

5. Wine Bottles

Some wine can be of high value and if this is the case, to keep the wine in the finest condition you will need to avoid causing excessive shaking of the contents during your move. Have a chat with your local wine merchant and ask them if they have any suitable wine boxes that they can let you have.

6. House Plants

Houseplants should ideally be packed as one of your last minute items. Put each plant inside a large plastic bag and water, not forgetting to offer air holes. Place a number of houseplants in a number of large cardboard boxes ready for the move.

7. Antiques and Collectibles

Unfortunately I have too much personal skill of dealing with this little problem due to the fact that my wife is mad keen on car boot sales! The only solution here I'm afraid is to pack with plenty of medium sized bubble wrap and tape securely.

8. Double wrap

Once you've carefully taped and secured some bubble wrap around the object, it's time to construct another small cardboard holder for it to ensure as little jostling during moving as possible. Purchase some extra boxes or some thin cardboard sheets, Place the object on top and cut the board to fit so it can be wrapped firmly around it. If it is odd shaped, you may need to cut extra board to cover different areas of the item. Secure the cardboard in place firmly around the object with a few layers of tape. The item can now be placed in a box (preferably alone or with just a few other similar sized pieces) and then any remaining room should be filled with bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or old newspaper or cloth.


If you follow the packing tips given above you should have no problems in packing the majority of your fragile items before without a worry. It's always a good idea to check with family and friends who have moved recently just in case they have any packing material left over which they no longer need.

A final tip worth noting is what the limit is on any moving insurance you might have for any one article if you are using expert Best Removalists Adelaide. If you would not get what you deem to be replacement value on a precious or fragile item, then consider moving it yourself.

Author's Bio: 

Aiken Culbert is an expert writer. He lives in Melbourne and He always writes a blog and article on cleaning tips, DIY methods & on eco-friendly products.