MOVING DAY DISASTERS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

I would like to say there are never any moving day disasters, but we all know this is not true. In order to prevent or else overcome moving problems depends on how the belongings are packed and handled.



BROKEN ITEMS

Items that have the potential to be broken come with a rather long list. Below is a list of the more common ones that can potentially break. You can avoid the mishap of broken items during a move by following the guidelines provide below for each category.


Drinking Glasses

We all have our favorite drinking glass. Most people have sets of glass ranging from the common soda lime glass to those made from crystal. All these need to be protected.

Drinking glasses can be protected by rapping each individual glass in packing paper then sitting it vertically in what is called a “dish pack” box. A dish pack box has a double wall for added cushioning.


China/Dinnerware

I know you want to protect your beautiful dishes, whether they are Lenox, Mikasa or Walmart. Thus, you should never just stack your dishes in a box without any protection. It is best to wrap each dish individually before stacking. The key is to not let them rattle when moved. So, not only should you wrap each one individually, but you should also place crumpled packing paper in all the “nooks and crannies” inside the box as well.


Bric-A-Brac

Most of us have more than our share of bric-a-brac. If you have kids or grandkids, I know you have a collection somewhere. Much of the bric-a-brac we own are things that remind us of a special moment in our lives as well as the special person who gave it to us.

In order to protect those precious items, it is a good idea to wrap them in bubble wrap before placing them in a sturdy moving box.


WATER DAMAGE

Water damage could be a possible disaster during a move. This is especially true if you are moving during a rain. While it is important to protect all your belongings from water damage, it is essential that some items be protected from moisture more than others. Among those items would be hard (paper) and soft (electronic) copies of both documents and photos.


Generally your life history is contained in the documents and photographs you own. Lately, with the advancement of technology, it is becoming prevalent to use a disc or a jump drive to preserve your important information and photos.


To avoid any damage to these items, the first line of defense is to keep them away from any moisture coming in contact with them, whether it is a hard or soft means of preservation. After separating the categories of your archives, pack them into sealable bags (such as a Ziploc) and place them in a waterproof bin. (This is also a good idea for electronic cords that go to your audio visual equipment).


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