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Packing Tips to Avoid Damage To Your Belongings

Packing Tips to Avoid Damage To Your Belongings

One of the biggest fears when moving is having all of your precious belongings arrive broken and damaged. There are a lot of factors to consider, but having a damage-free move is possible with the right preparation and packing techniques. Trying to figure out how to pack your vintage lamp or expensive dishware set can be extremely stressful if you do not know how to properly do it. By following these tips and tricks, you will be able to prevent chips, breaks, and other tragic damage during your moving process. 

Use Quality Boxes

It will not matter how well you pack your delicate items if they are placed in a flimsy, old box. Used and worn boxes can easily give way with weight and will not have the strength to sufficiently protect your items inside. Before you even begin packing, make sure you invest in some sturdy boxes that you feel will endure the entire moving process from lifting to stacking and transporting. 

Take Your Time

Rushing through your packing process is one of the easiest ways to damage your belongings. When you are in a hurry, you will be more likely to cut corners to get the packing done faster. This could result in damage during transportation. While packing is not the most fun activity, rushing the process to get it done faster is not worth the risk of harming your precious items. Take your time and logically pack and wrap your items to ensure they will be transported safely.

Don’t Leave Room For Error

Try to avoid leaving room in between your items inside the boxes. Jostling can cause items to bang against each other causing breaks, chips, and other damage. Ensure you are placing soft material like a cloth or bubble wrap in the spaces between items so your belongings do not collide during your move. 

Label Fragile Boxes

Professional movers understand the ins and outs of packing and sorting as well as the importance of labeling boxes. Many people (especially first-time movers) will neglect to label boxes as they pack and forget which box contains the delicate decor items for their home. Once your box is closed, there is no way of knowing what it contains unless you re-open the box. When you are moving and transporting these boxes, you will not know which ones to handle with care to prevent any extra jostling from occurring. Make sure you label your boxes as “fragile” on all sides to let your moving company know they must handle the box with extra care.

Avoid Overpacking Boxes

Aim to keep packed contents at least 1-2 inches from the top of a packed box and fill this space with packing material instead. This will help you avoid overstuffing a box and makes stacking much more efficient since boxes will remain square and not bulging at the top. One overfilled box can set a whole stack off balance. 

Hire A Residential  Or Commercial Moving Company

The best way to avoid breaking or damaging your fragile belongings is by hiring professional moving services. Residential and commercial movers have the training and expertise to efficiently and effectively pack up your home or business space and transport everything to your new property with minimal risk of breaking or damage. They will be able to pack, transport, and unpack all of your boxes, furniture, and heirlooms with extra care. Planning and moving can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Knowing that your possessions are in safe hands will help put your mind at ease on moving day.

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Minimize your headaches on moving day by taking the extra time to pack up your items correctly to avoid damage and breakage. By following these tips you will mitigate risk, helping you have a more stress-free move. The best way to ensure this is by hiring a professional moving company who will use their skill and expertise to transport your belongings safely. An experienced mover will be able to address any concerns you may have and provide a safe, fast, and effective moving experience for you.

Precision Movers provides free, no-obligation quotes for your next move in Calgary and the surrounding area. We can help alleviate your stress when it comes to moving with our highly-trusted professional moving team. Contact us by calling 403-540-4393 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: Do professional moving services assemble and disassemble furniture?
A: At Precision Movers, our team can both assemble and disassemble all of your furniture. 

Q: Can a moving company move a heavy safe?
A: Yes, our team has the equipment and expertise to move heavy safes efficiently and safely without causing damage to the safe or your home.

Q: How early should I start packing for my move?
A: This will depend on how many items you own and need to pack up. Typically, you will want to budget 2-3 months of packing before your moving day.

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