The Best Way to Pack Strangely Shaped Items

Moving

Did you know that the vacancy rate has doubled in the last few months, rising from 2 per cent to 3.8 per cent with COVID around the corner? With the increase in the moving rate, it’s clear that people need help moving house. While some people are totally fine with getting help from professional to pack their things, some prefer to carefully do it themselves. 

If you’re moving house then you’re going to need boxes!

Boxes can be your best friends when it comes to packing since they provide an easy and convenient way to pack your things, ready for transportation. 

However there are quite a few things that simply won’t fit in a carboard box and that is when the things get difficult.

Packing a big item

Basics of Tackling the Challenge

Most people prefer to pack their belongings themselves, especially where valuable items are concerned. 

However, those irregularly shaped items close you have around home require extra attention to pack and move safely and it can be a real challenge. 

However, with some time and effort and of course, and a bit of creativity you can find a way to pack ever the strangest objects.

How To Pack Items of Irregular Shape

Let’s take a look at some tips that can help you pack uneven items.

1. Plan the move ahead of time 

Figure out the things you need to move which aren’t going to fit into standard cardboard moving boxes. 

Once you have a list of items, you’ll be able to figure out what you need to pack and move them correctly.

2. Collect the packing materials

Once you have completed your plan, make sure you get the ideal packing materials. 

Cardboard boxes probably won’t cut it.

So make sure you stock on up, soft packing papers, a lot of bubble wrap, foam sheets, packing tape and some old towels or heavy moving blankets.

3. Disassemble large items

If the item you would like to pack is a large piece, then try to disassemble it as much as possible. 

After that, you can protect each piece with packing materials and protect any vulnerable surfaces with bubble wrap, or blankets. 

After this, you can pack the entire item by covering it with the bubble wrap. 

Note that you’ll have to use the same strategy even if you are not able to disassemble it.

4. Add extra padding

Pad the lower portion of the item using an old towel or blanket to protect it from the ground. 

If you don’t have an old towel, several bubble wrap sheets will do the trick. 

Add another round of bubble wrap to make sure you don’t feel insecure about your items getting damaged in the middle of your move.

5. Keep items the right way up

Don’t forget to add a label that says “this side up”. 

This will enable the people moving the items to avoid accidentally laying it on the wrong side and accidentally causing damage.

When you add the label make sure that the letters be big and bold.

Conclusion

When you are packing strangely shaped items, cushioning materials are mandatory for extra support. 

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