Storing your Fragile Belongings

by Grace Bailey
(London, UK)

When it comes to storing fragile items, it is crucial to ensure they are well prepared before putting them into a storage unit. Of course, the last thing you want or need is for your fragile belongings to get damaged or even worse, broken for good.

This is a major concern for many people considering professional storage. There is no need, however, for your possessions to get damaged. As long as you prepare slightly in advance, you can store your fragile belongings safely without there being any problems.

You could even ask the advice from the company on how you can best prepare your fragile goods so they do not get broken. They may offer an additional service, so that you can have it all done for you. If you would like to take the cheaper route for the safety of your goods, read the rest of this article on how to prepare for storing your fragile items.

Packing is an important element to storing your fragile items. If you are using a storage facility, it is an absolute must that you pack your fragile things well beforehand. You need to purchase the right materials, like bubble wrap, tissue paper, cellophane and perhaps some old newspaper too. Once you have all your things ready, it is time to start packing.

In each box, place the heavy items at the bottom of the box and move on upwards with lighter things. Each fragile object should be wrapped efficiently. You must wrap each item with bubble wrap and newspaper and tissue paper until it is so well covered, it couldn’t break when in the box. Do this with each and every fragile good you have. Between each object, place cellophane and more newspaper so that there is padding between all the items.

Be careful not to overfill the box. If you do this, the box may break and that will mean everything will fall out and of course, break. Limit how much you put in each box. Ensure there is enough space at the top of the box as well – don’t fill it to the brim! Then tape the boxes up well.

Lastly, do not forget to label each box as "FRAGILE." Then the company will know to handle them carefully.
When your fragile boxes go into a good storage unit, ask for them to be placed at the top so no other boxes are put on top of them.

As you can see the most important aspect of storing your fragile belongings is the packing. Once they are packed well and padded out well, they should remain intact. If it is not done well, there is a high possibility of your fragile belongings getting broken. They should remain safe and secure whilst in storage room, so you won’t have to worry too much. You can always check up on them regularly! You can have as much storage space as you please!

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