There are typical items you expect might be damaged when you move; items such as glassware, dinnerware, antiques and collectibles. For these fragile possessions, it pays to use the correct packing materials including, medium (not large) dishpack boxes with double-thick walls, soft packing paper to avoid scratches, and plenty of bubble wrap for stemware and layering between pieces. When possible, you might want to keep valuable items with you and transport them yourself during the move. These items were deliberately omitted from our list. Instead, here are items that might be at risk because people tend not to realize how easily they are damaged and they receive less care when you pack.
Lamps and Shades – Awkward shapes mean that lamps don’t always get packed correctly. Here’s what you should do:
Electronic equipment such as computers, stereo equipment, DVD players, and printers are valuable items that deserve care:
Books can be mistakenly thought of as easy to pack. But if it’s done incorrectly…
Sports equipment can be both odd-shaped and expensive – and can actually do more damage to other items in the moving van if they’re not properly secured.
House plants. Here’s what you should do if your living pants need to be transported with the movers:
A reliable mover will be able to provide the tools and materials you need to safely transport all of your possessions to their new home.