Moving Your Fragile Items Overseas
One of the biggest concerns you may have when you decide to relocate internationally is whether your household items will arrived undamaged, especially the fragile and valuable ones. Even items that are not irreplaceable should be treated with the same care. Fortunately there are steps you can take to help ensure that your belongings will arrive intact.
The two things you need to be made aware of when packing items is that most things are broken because of movement within a box, and an item being crushed. Once you have taken steps to prevent those two things from happening, your items have a much better chance of surviving a move. Here are some ways to do that.
What to Use to be Safe
The first thing you will want to do is to surround your item with proper materials. Now most people do not have those materials laying around the house, and will use common household things to replace them. While this might be an effective solution for the short term, when the boxes are travelling thousands of miles you may want to use materials that are better suited, which can be found at Allied International. Packing peanuts, paper, and bubble wrap are the best options that you have, but you could also use things like air bags and foam.
All of these items will restrict the movement of your item within the box, and thus making it less likely to break. If you want to prevent a box from crushing, you will want to use one that unused, as any tears, or bends will compromise the integrity of the box. You will also want to seal it with packing tape that is made to hold boxes together during shipment.
You will also want to pack according to the shape of your item. Many pieces of oddly shaped corners or small pieces sticking out of them. You will want to make sure that you are protecting those areas, as they are usually the most fragile. The best way to wrap an item like that is to use enough material to make it into a solid shape, like a square or circle. That way the pressure it will face in transit is evenly distributed. Another helpful tip for a fragile item that is small, is to use two different boxes. You could always wrap it the way it needs to be, then place it in a box, put appropriate packing materials in a larger box, and seal it up that way. This will give an extra layer of protection on all sides of your item, which should be enough to keep it safe.