How to Pack Fragile Items

There’s nothing worse than unpacking during a big move to find one of your favorite coffee mugs broken into pieces. Moving can be stressful, and sometimes you feel so rushed during the moving process that you’re tempted to just throw things into boxes without being organized. However, this is not the recommended way to pack up your belongings.

Boxes go through a lot during a move. They’re put into the back of trucks, cars, and carried from point A to point B. With that being said, it’s safe to say that you should be packing all of your belongings carefully, especially items that are easily breakable. In this blog, you’ll learn how to pack your most precious possessions to avoid breaking them during your next move.

Packing Tips for Fragile Items

Don’t Rush

Like we mentioned before, you can be tempted to rush through the packing process to get it out of the way. However, when you’re packing fragile items, you need to take your time to ensure everything is packed properly and the items are in the correct boxes. This could save you from needing to buy replacements in the long run, in the event one of your items breaks.

Pack Heavier Items in Smaller Boxes

To reduce the risk of your breakable items from shifting around in a box and breaking, put your larger, heavier items in smaller boxes. Any open space in the box should be filled with padding or bubble wrap.

Use Sturdy Boxes

Have you ever picked up a box and immediately thought to yourself, “There’s no way I can pack anything in here!” If so, listen to your gut. The flimsier the box, the more you’re at risk of the box falling apart, resulting in broken belongings. Always make sure you’re using sturdy boxes, like the ones Go Mini's Franchising, LLC. offers through our partnership with UBoxes!

Don’t Forget Cardboard Dividers

For fragile items like glass drinkware, buying cardboard dividers to place inside the box you pack them in will be a life saver. The dividers will prevent the glasses from shifting around and potentially knocking into each other.

Stock Up on Packing Tape

Be generous with your packing tape when packing fragile items. Once you wrap your individual items in bubble wrap, secure them with packing tape and make sure your boxes are taped fully closed. Packing tape will provide an extra layer of support and protection during your move.

Go Mini's Franchising, LLC. is here for you during your next move! Whether you need packing tape, boxes, or even mattress covers, our team is here to help you make the best out of your moving experience. Give us a call at (866) 446-6187 to learn more about our services.