As a homeowner, it can be a huge undertaking when you are moving your belongings to your new home.

If you are not careful enough while packing your fragile items, then some of these items may end up a little damaged.

To avoid these undesirable circumstances, here are some of the easily damaged items and how to protect them during your house move.

Pottery

The more protection you can provide to your pottery items, the better chances that they will survive your house move intact. Hence, you should spend plenty of time to pack and label carefully. You can using old clothes, towels etc as their first layer of padded protection. Bubble wrap it also great to protect, during your house move and remember to secure with packing tape.

Art Pieces and Collections

These items can be very delicate an even awkward to move. Art pieces are also pricey and very precious at the same time. That being said, canvases with holes in them will not look good and broken frames will make owners shed more than just tears. If you own an extensive art collection or other highly valuable pieces, you should consider hiring a company that is capable of transporting art safely.

Additionally, you can also get someone to assist you in the overseeing of the move and provide a specialist eye to ensure the move happens smoothly. Either way, it is vital to insure your art for the move to have it covered for a peace of mind. When art is being moved, custom containers, slat crates or travelling frames have to be acquired to ensure that the pieces are adequately cushioned and fitted perfectly to leave no room for movement. Don’t forget to mark your containers with a fragile sign to make it clear to all handlers of what is inside.

Glassware collections

Glassware is one of the most vulnerable items that require any form of protection you can provide. For starters, you should get the right packing box - something that is not too large and does not carry anything heavier than 4 kilograms. You should then wrap individual items separately for more protection. You do not want them to come into contact with other items. Ensure that there is plenty of layering and padding too.

Next, ensure that the boxes are labelled properly with all your usual signs like ‘this way up’ or ‘fragile’. Before actually moving any of these boxes, you should test them to see how they react to movement. If the items still jostle about, more padding is needed.

Sports equipment

Although sporting equipment can hold it’s own in play, it may be no match for a bumpy house move. Many homeowners do not think that they need to apply the same amount of protection that is needed for artwork or glassware. You will be surprise to know that sporting equipment is just as sensitive and needs a tremendous amount of care.

Equipment breakages can occur when the item is poorly packed or not protected at all. If you managed to keep your equipment’s packaging intact, do fish them out again as they are a great starting place for protection. You may also check through the manuals again to see if it contains any special instructions to follow when moving it. If you need to move your expensive set of golf clubs, you can opt for a company that specialises in Brisbane removals to take care of it for you.

Moving is a great time to consider whether you still require everything you are moving to the new house. If it is a yes to any of the items mentioned above, hiring professional removalists will help ensure the job gets done properly for a happier move.

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