BBB Honour RollCertified Canadian Mover

Ottawa Moving Company

Local Ottawa Movers Serving Ontario

Bi-Weekly Trips to Toronto & the GTA

Ottawa Movers
Ottawa Movers
Ottawa Movers
Ottawa Movers
Ottawa Movers

Moving Fragile Items During the Winter

Moving Fragile Items During The Winter

Packing up your items correctly is important and can make all the difference for having them arrive undamaged. Whether you decide to pack all on your own or hire a company for assistance, take extra caution when moving fragile items during the winter. Here are some essential packing tips to remember to keep your delicates safe and damage-free.

Don’t Over Pack Boxes

Always avoid over packing your boxes. Ending up with boxes that are excessively heavy to lift only makes it more precarious and difficult when being transported during the moving process. So save your back, the back of your movers and of course, your precious china by being mindful of the weight when packing.

Pack Similar Items Together

If you’re packing up your antiques or your china, don’t toss in your iron, pans, or any bulky, awkward items that don’t belong. Always keep similar items packed together, especially fragile ones so they can be tightly tucked away together without the risk of something rolling around during transport and crushing other items.

Wrap Items Thoroughly

Moving fragile items during the winter is always more of a challenge, especially when you have to contend with slippery surfaces. So go through each fragile item and carefully wrap them individually using paper, bubble wrap, or even towels. You want that barrier of protection in case the roads are slippery, and they end up being slightly shaken during the moving process.

Create Cushioned Layer Inside Box

Having items individually wrapped isn’t quite enough. Before you place them inside of boxes, add some crushed paper, bubble wrap or towels to the bottom. There should be at least two layers to provide enough buffering between any potential impacts along the way.

Pack Heaviest to Lightest

Of course, you want to place any fragile items that are heaviest on the bottom and work your way up with medium and lightest items on the top layers. Again, if the box is already getting heavy, then don’t continue to pile in the items. Instead, try adding in other lighter, ‘non-threating’ ones like sheets or towels that can fill up space and still provide more protection without much weight.

Seal Boxes & Label Well

Don’t skimp on the tape – when you’re ready to seal up the boxes, add enough tape to close them up tightly. Then finish each box off with a big and clear ‘Fragile’ label on each side so that you and the movers can distinguish between boxes that require more care.

Keep your fragile items and valuables safe and sound during your winter move by going through each of these steps to ensure they’re safeguarded against any unforeseen slippery winter weather. For all of your moving needs, First Rate Movers are here to help. Call us today!

More News From This Category

MOVING TIPS  |  DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM!


there-are-items-you-shouldnt-pack
There are Items You Shouldn’t Pack!

When you’re getting ready to move, you should be aware of the items that you shouldn’t pack if you have a moving company transport your belongings. Many household items that may seem harmless can easily lead to dangerous situations under the right conditions. And, while it may be hard to part with some items, these Read More…

Ways to Make Your Move Less Stressful
Ways to Make Your Move Less Stressful

The trees are budding, the flowers are in bloom, and spring is finally in full throttle, which means it’s the season for one of those inevitable life events – moving! While many people find moving to be a dreaded and chaotic hassle, we believe it doesn’t have to be such a stressful endeavour. Here we Read More…

9000+ Happy Customers and a 99% Referral Rate

Google Reviews
See All Google Reviews
Certified Canadian Mover BBB Rating: A+ Guardian Association Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Member of CFIB Read reviews on HomeStars