Identifying Moving Problems

Packing Up Your Home? Tips For Making Sure These 3 Items Don't Become Damaged In Transit

When it comes to packing up your home for a big move, you'll want to make sure you're doing everything correctly, or else you could end up with damaged items when you arrive at your new place. Some items require more care than others, which is why it helps to know the following tips before you start packing.

Fine China

If you're packing up a china cabinet, you'll really want to make sure that nothing is damaged when it is put into the box. This can lead you to using a lot of packing material, even resorting to using old newspaper as packing material. Unfortunately, this can actually damage your fine china in another way. While everything may arrive in one piece, the newspaper may transfer the ink from the paper to the fine china.

When wrapping fine china to put into boxes, you always want to use plain packing paper, bubble wrap, or foam peanuts. Don't take the risk of having ink from old paper get on items that you want to look pristine.


Chances are that you didn't hold onto the box that your TV came in, which is perfect for moving into a new place. This means you need to improvise a bit when it comes to packing up a TV. The part that is most likely to break in transit is the screen, which is why it helps to protect it with some cardboard. Just take an extra large moving box that is left over, cut it so that it is as wide as possible, and tape it to the front of the television screen. This gives it some padding to survive an accidental bump into another object, and it will still make it easy to take with you. Consider wrapping the TV in moving blankets for additional security.


Lamps are an oddly-shaped object that is going to be difficult to pack up, but you don't want to put the entire lamp directly onto the moving truck. Instead, take off the lampshade and put it in an appropriately-sized box that it will fit in. Unscrew the light bulb and put that in the box as well. The base of the lamp can be wrapped with bubble wrap and placed in the truck, and you don't have to worry about the lamp tipping over and damaging the lamp shade.

Ask a moving company like Summit Moving & Storage Company for more tips about moving items you have concerns about.