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Most Frequently Damaged Items During A Move

One of the disadvantages of moving is that you can end up with damaged items, which are irreplaceable. After executing so many successful moves, we’ve listed the items that have the most chance of getting damaged. It is better to ask the packers and movers you have selected to take good care of these things during a move.

They should pay extra attention to these frequently damaged items in order to ensure a hassle free move.

Here are some frequently damaged items during transit.

1. Art Work
Art works are expensive and unique. It is very difficult to pack and move these fragile items. A damaged piece of art  is very heartbreaking,  especially because it is rare and irreplaceable.  A broken piece of art or a damaged frame cannot be used in any way. If you are an art lover and are looking forward to moving highly valuable art work, it is better to hire professional packing and moving company. They will take care of the entire move from the starting to end.

Additionally you can also choose to insure your shipment and mark it as “Fragile” and “Art Work” as this will indicate to the moving staff to carry these items with more caution.

2. Sport Equipment
Sports equipment can be one of the most  prized possession for a sports lover. But, it can be very challenging for the moving staff to handle them. If you are a sports lover and own sports equipment like shuttle, bats, rackets, masks, helmets, boots, nets which are extremely delicate and can be damaged during a move – you have to extra vigilant.

3. Glassware
Glassware is delicate and needs extra care while moving. It can be easily damaged if not properly protected. In order to pack glassware and china cookware, always pack them in right size of the box, so that there is minimal movement and shaking. Make sure the weight of each box is 2-4 Kgs only. Wrap each glassware individually and make sure they do not come in contact with one another.

4. Plants
Plants must be treated with utmost care because if not properly cared for, they can die during the relocation. Once you reach to your new home, be sure to first unpack the plants. If you are planning a long distance move. If you are using a box to transport them, make sure you drill a hole in the boxes it will give the plants a chance to breathe. Tied the loose branches together to prevent breaking. Load the plants last and ask the transpoter to keep watering them a little if possible, along the way.

5. Mirrors and Photo Frames
Mirror and photo frames can also easily get damaged during a relocation. Since they are very fragile, it can easily break if not handled properly. Pack the mirror and photo frames in boxes of their own size. Always stuff the bottom of the box with newspaper and cushion the edges. After packing the mirror and photo frame with news papers and bubble wrap,  label them as “Fragile” or “Handle with care”. Always transport the mirror and photo frames vertically.

6. Electronics
The electronic appliances like washing machine, TV, computer, home theaters etc can be damaged during a relocation. Always use the original packing boxes to avoid damage. Also, use lots of packing paper and bubble wraps to secure edges. If you do not have the original box make use of alternative box which is of similar size. Pack cords of each device separately and avoid placing anything on the top of boxes containing electronic appliance.

What delicate items do you feel apprehensive moving? Have you found good packers and movers near you yet? If not, do check out EZMove.in for best packers and movers in your area.

 

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