Packing Items Safely

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Bubble wrap and newspapers are good for safely packing items that need to be protected. Learn other ways of protecting items in a move with expert tips in this free moving video. View Video Transcript

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Abigail Jones

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In addition to keeping yourself safe, you want to make sure that you're keeping your items safe, so supplies like bubble wrap and newsprints and plastic bags are all going to help keep your items safe. Plastic bags are good for breakables, one, it provides an extra layer of cushioning, and two, it provides a container so that if something does break then it's contained and you won't cut yourself when you're reaching into the box to get it. You also don't want to wrap things like porcelain, for instance, in newspaper that has print on it because the newspaper print could bleed onto that porcelain, so that's just something else to think about when you're packing. Also label any boxes that have fragile items in them "Fragile", I like to do that in a different color than the black marker that I'm writing the contents of the box on the box in. Pack heavier items on the bottom of the boxes and this helps stabilize the boxes so that when you're moving them in the truck they have less of a chance of toppling over.