Tips for Packing your Breakables

Whether it is time to move or you are cleaning out your home and placing some items in your self-storage unit at Mini Safe Storage in San Leandro, CA, you need to know the proper way to pack up your breakable items. The things we care about most tend to be breakable and you will want to take the time to make sure these items are preserved in the moving process. Listed below are some tips to help you when it comes to packing up your breakable items.


Choose the right box

You will want to use boxes that are sturdy enough to hold your fragile items and large enough to fit the item and the adequate amount of packing materials. If necessary you might want to consider adding extra packing material or double-boxing your breakables during transit.


Fill up Empty Spaces

Fill the items that could collapse inwards. Items such as glasses, bowls, and vases should be filled with tissue paper, extra socks, or newspaper to put equal pressure on all the surfaces of your fragile items.


Wrap Items Completely

Completely wrap all of your breakable valuables in bubble wrap to protect it during its move or stay in a storage unit at Mini Safe Storage in San Leandro, CA. Make sure the bubble wrap covers all surfaces of your item and it is secured with tape. Make sure you aren’t using the tape excessively or else you will have a hard time getting to your item when you need it.


Fill your box

Make sure your box is completely filled. Put 2 to 3 inches of packing peanuts on the bottom of the box. Once you have a layer of packing material you can begin to place your bubble wrapped items in your box. Fill any of the empty spaces in between your items and the box with packing peanuts. Make sure your items are secure enough so they don’t have any wiggle room within the box. Securely tape the box and label it for ease and organization.

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