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Prepare for Success: Packing Tips for your Move


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Packing Tips: Safeguarding Fragile Items for Your Move

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but ensuring your fragile belongings arrive intact requires careful planning and packing, and we're here to offer packing tips for your move. Fragile items like glassware, antiques, or delicate electronics demand special attention to prevent damage during transit. Can't Stop Moving is here to share expert packing hacks that will safeguard your prized possessions and make your move stress-free.

Gather Your Supplies

Before diving into the packing process, gather the necessary supplies:

  1. Sturdy Boxes: Use high-quality, corrugated cardboard boxes in various sizes.

  2. Packing Paper and Bubble Wrap: Protect fragile items with layers of packing paper or bubble wrap.

  3. Packing Peanuts or Cushioning Material: Fill empty spaces in boxes to prevent items from shifting during transit.

  4. Packing Tape: Secure boxes with quality packing tape to ensure they stay closed.

  5. Markers and Labels: Clearly label boxes containing fragile items for easy identification.

Start with Proper Preparation

  1. Organize and Declutter: Sort through your belongings and declutter before packing. Donate or sell items you no longer need.

  2. Create a Packing Plan: Begin with less frequently used fragile items and gradually work towards everyday items. This helps streamline the packing process.

Packing Fragile Items: Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Wrap Each Item Individually: Start by wrapping each fragile item separately with packing paper or bubble wrap. Use extra layers for delicate pieces.

  2. Use Proper Box Sizes: Choose appropriately sized boxes to ensure a snug fit for the items. Avoid over-packing boxes to prevent breakage due to pressure.

  3. Cushioning is Key: Line the bottom of the boxes with a layer of packing peanuts or cushioning material. Place the wrapped items inside and add more cushioning around and on top of them.

  4. Separate and Secure: For items with multiple components (e.g., disassembled furniture or electronics), ensure each part is individually wrapped and properly labeled. Use dividers or cardboard to prevent them from knocking into each other.

  5. Labeling and Handling: Clearly mark boxes containing fragile items with "Fragile" labels. Additionally, note the contents and room destination on each box for easy unpacking.

Special Handling for Specific Items

  • Glassware and Dishes: Place them vertically in boxes with ample cushioning between each piece. Pack plates from larger to smaller with padding in between.

  • Electronics: Use original packaging whenever possible. If not available, wrap them in anti-static bubble wrap and pack them snugly with cushioning material.


Can't Stop Moving is proudly based in our hometown of Canton, Massachusetts. We serve the greater Boston area, including the South Shore, Cape Cod, and more. We are also available for long distance and cross country moves anywhere in the lower 48 states.

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