Preparing your fragile items for safe transport

Packing up your fragile items in preparation for transport can be a stressful task. Whether you’re getting ready to move house or planning for an event, the items that you’re transporting endure a lot throughout the moving process, and it’s natural to find yourself apprehensive as to whether your valuables are guaranteed a safe journey.
If you’re worried about how your fragile items will fair during transit, you may be wondering what you can do to minimise the chances of breakables incurring any damage while on the road. In our latest blog post, we will look at how best to prepare your valuable items for transport, ensuring that they arrive in one piece.

Use proper packing materials

When planning to transport fragile possessions, preparation is key. Investing in proper packaging supplies ahead of time that will help to keep your items safe and secure during transport is vital for preventing any possible breakages, so proper packing materials should not be overlooked. While it may seem like a more cost effective option to pack your fragile items using newspaper or old towels to cut down on overall transportation costs, materials such as these can actually cause more harm than good and inflict unnecessary damage upon your items. Ensuring that your fragile items have been correctly wrapped for transit is not a step that should be overlooked, and it’s important to use the proper packaging equipment.

Here’s what you need to properly prepare your fragile item for safe transport:

  • Cardboard box: to store your item
  • Bubble wrap: to cushion your item
  • Packing peanuts: to fill any empty space
  • Corrugated inserts: for an extra level of protection
  • Packing tape: for securing packaging.

Pack your fragile items securely

Items that are well known for their fragility, such as ceramics and glassware, can be difficult to move without incurring any damages. Therefore, it’s important that your valuables are packaged as best as possible, helping to ensure that they’re kept safe during transit.

To best prepare your fragile glass and ceramic items for transport, it’s best to opt for smaller cardboard boxes that are easier to handle and leave your possessions with less room to move around while on the road. The less empty space surrounding your valuables, the less likely the chance they have of suffering any damage during transit.

To guarantee the best possible protection when preparing your fragile items for safe transport, your cardboard boxes should be packed in a way that cushions your valuables from all angles, not just around the sides of the box. This means lining the bottom of your box with bubble wrap or corrugated inserts that will help to cushion any impact that your parcels may endure while in transit.

If packaging multiple items in the same cardboard box, it’s also recommended that you take the time to wrap each item separately rather than wrapping everything together. This will ensure the best level of protection and prevent any damages.

Choose the best couriers for the job

At Rock Solid Deliveries, our expert couriers provide specialist fragile courier services that guarantee your valuables arrive to your destination safely and in one piece. You can rely on our team to deliver your items in the same perfect condition that they were collected!

For the best possible protection, we never transport fragile items in the same vehicle as other good, helping to prevent any risk of damage and get your items from A to B as safely and efficiently as possible.

For a fragile courier that you can trust, get in touch with Rock Solid Deliveries or learn more about our fragile freight couriers and the other services that we provide. With GPS tracking and guaranteed pickup within an hour of booking, you can count on us for a quick and reliable quality of service!

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