Dishes, Glasses, Stemware, Decorative Accessories, and Collectibles:

  • Start with a layer of Packing Material such as Bubble Wrap, Packing Pellets, or Polyethylene Foam at the bottom of the box.
  • Begin packing the box with the heaviest items, then proceed with lighter items as you fill the box.
  • Wrap plates, bowls, and serving pieces separately in Newsprint Paper. Wrap especially delicate articles in Bubble Wrap. Dish Packing Boxes are specifically designed to protect your fragile dishes and make packing easier.
  • Wrap glasses and stemware individually in Newsprint Paper or Bubble Wrap. To ensure that the wrapping stays in place, secure it with a small strip of tape. Glasses and stemware are most adequately protected from damage when they are packed in boxes that are divided into individual cells.
  • Fill any empty space with Styro Pellets or 100% Corn Starch Pellets to prevent the contents from shifting and to keep the box firm.
  • Wrap decorative accessories and collectibles as you would glasses and stemware.
  • Pack particularly delicate, costly, or cherished items in smaller separate boxes before adding them to the large moving carton.
  • Add a final layer of Packing Material to the top of the box just before you seal it to prevent the contents from shifting and to keep the box firm.
  • Label the boxes with Fragile Labels along with the area of the house and its contents: i.e., Kitchen - Dishes, Living Room - Porcelain Figurines.

Computers and Electronics:

  • Repack computer components and electronics such as amplifiers, cassette players, CD players, video players, and turntables in their original boxes. If these boxes are not available, choose a box that's slightly larger than the component being packed to allow sufficient room for adequate Packing materials. Components should be packed individually.
  • Back up all files and remove disks from the computer before packing.
  • Remove all media from the units before they are packed. Secure the arm of your turntable. Lock the laser of the CD player.
  • Label the wires, cords, and jacks of your components to make re-connecting your system quick and easy.
  • Label the boxes with Fragile Labels and with the area of the house and contents: i.e., Den - VCR; Office - Computer Monitor.
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Mirrors, Pictures, and Framed Art:

  • Apply a star pattern of masking tape to the glass front of framed pieces to prevent shifting of the glass in the event it breaks in transit. Protect vulnerable corners with Foam Corner Protectors.
  • Group thinner pieces together separating them with layers of Bubble Wrap or Polyethylene Foam.
  • Pack individual pieces or groups into Adjustable Mirror Boxes surrounded by adequate Packing Materials to ensure a safe journey.
  • Crate especially valuable, costly, or cherished mirrors and works of art to protect your investment. Label the boxes with Fragile Labels and with the room destination.