Removals Overseas - Tips on Protecting Fragile Items During Shipping

By: Timothy Hudson

One of the most vital things to do for removals overseas is packing. The condition of your things when they arrive at the destination depends mainly on how you pack them. If improperly packed, your things may get damaged or worse, even destroyed.

Here are useful tips on how to pack your fragile items in cartons so they will survive the trip to your new residence.

1. Delicate items such as china, mementos, figurines, and the like should be put inside cardboard boxes---preferably one for each item. There should be at least a quarter or half of an inch between the box sides and the item. Fill that space with cushioning material such as foam peanuts or crumpled newspaper. Alternatively, you can wrap each individual item in bubble wrap.

2. Ensure that you seal the lids of the boxes with strong duct tape. It would also be great if you seal the corners of the boxes also. This way, the lids won't open accidentally when the boxes are carried away.

3. Place the smaller boxes inside larger boxes. The larger boxes act as double protectors for the contents. Seal the large boxes as you did with the smaller ones. Write on the boxes the word "Fragile" and indicate which side is up. By labeling boxes, movers will know that the contents are easily broken and will transport the boxes with care.

4. Make sure that the correct address is printed on the box. You wouldn't want your items to sent to the wrong place, would you?

5. When carrying sealed boxes, lift them from the bottom. Your hand will act as support, preventing the accidental opening of the bottom lid. For heavy, big, or long cartons, ask for help in carrying the box.

6. utilize a trolley to carry a heavier carton. A trolley offers better support than mere hands.

7. While in transit, water may soak the cartons, especially if they are to be transported by ship. To waterproof cartons, wrap transparent plastic sheet around them. The sheet helps keep the water out of the cartons.

8. Inquire with the shipping company to fumigate the vehicle shipping container to keep away bugs from chewing the cardboard.

Get in touch with Atlantis Overseas Removals for professional international removal services.

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