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Two Items That Are Vulnerable During a Move and How to Protect Them

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With moving being so stressful, the last thing that you need to worry about is your stuff breaking on the way to your new home. As a general rule, this happens when your items aren't packed properly, which can occur due to your lack of knowledge regarding proper packing procedures that few people outside of professional packers and movers are familiar with. However, here are two items that are extremely vulnerable during a move that can break and information about how you can protect them when you're packing.

1. Kitchen Glasses

This one really comes as no surprise, since glasses are extremely breakable. However, you don't want to have to replace all of your drinking glasses as soon as you arrive at your new home. Therefore, you need to know how to protect them. You first step in doing this is to ensure you have a good, sturdy box. Next, you need to make sure that you don't skip packing paper (or an alternative, such as socks, towels, or linens). You want to use your packing paper to wrap your glasses up like burritos.

You will want to make sure to lay something in the bottom of the box, such as a towel or crumbled packing paper, to cushion the glasses, and then you will lay your glasses in the box vertically rather than horizontally, as this will help them be more secure. Between each layer, add a couple of layers of packing paper or a towel, linen, and so forth. Repeat until the box is full, and fill any empty holes with packing paper or linens.

2. Artwork

If you have expensive artwork that you have transporting from your old home to your new home, you want to ensure that it is fully protected. This is true whether it is made out of glass, canvas, or something else entirely. However, glass artwork tends to be the most vulnerable. Usually, this is because there is not sufficient cushioning in a box or is a empty space left inside the box that ends up collapsing and causing something to cave in on top of it.

So, to keep your artwork safe, you should use crumbled paper or a towel to cushion the bottom of the box. Next, place the artwork in the box and use bubble wrap or packing paper to stuff around each and every side of the art. Then, you need to use crumpled paper or linens to fill the rest of the box up completely, as you don't want any empty space inside the box when you close it up.

By following the above steps, your kitchen drinking glasses and artwork will be safe from harm during your next move. If you're worried about packing any of your stuff yourself, you can always leave the packing up to the professional movers.