When moving one of the items that want to take care of are our speakers.
Those of us to enjoy music and invest their best money with purchasing HI-END speakers will want to make sure to have them pack properly to prevent any damage while transporting them.
Why is it important to pack speakers?
Speakers are combination of several element that create sounds, what help producing quality sound is the speaker box and any damage that will occur to the box can damage the speaker sound quality.
How to pack speakers when moving
The first step to protect your speakers is to wrap them with moving pads as the first protective layer.
Take a piece of a moving box and tape it on the edge of the box.
Take a piece of bubble wrap and wrap the speaker from all side.
Finally place the speaker’s insider a moving box and make the speaker is secure inside the box, if you can’t find the right size moving box you your speakers is bigger than the normal size moving boxes just cut a mirror box into 2 pieces and adjust it to the size of the box.
On moving delivery day once you unpack the speaker make sure to check the speaker box first to make sure it hasn’t been damaged, if everything is right plug them in to your stereo system and enjoy from your moving day.
One of our delicate items that need to be properly packed when moving is a china cabinet. People usually give more attention for packing the glass shelves and doors and do not give enough attention of protecting the cabinet itself. Although the cabinet itself is made mostly out of wood it’s still need to be pack properly to prevent damage to the wood and from causing it to break.
Disassembling china cabinet
The first step of packing a china cabinet is to disassemble the glass shelves out of it.
The easiest way to disassemble the glass shelves is to lower the shelves all the way down then lift them up and angle them out.
Most important is to inspect the glass and make sure none of the seams are loose.
Also make sure nothing else is attached to the glass shelve itself.
Disassemble chine cabinet doors
If your cabinet have a glass doors or any other delicate doors, it will be wise to disassemble them and pack them separately.
In order to disassemble the cabinet doors, remove the screws that attach the hinge, making sure you keep these parts in a plastic bag that can be attached to the inside or bottom of the cabinet.
Packing china cabinet shelves and doors
You can see an example of how to pack a glass at the how to pack a glass top table article or at how to pack a mirror article.
Take your glass shelves and wrap them with bubble wrap (use the one with the big bubbles)
Place your packed shelves on top of each other and pack them with one large moving blanket, next thing take a large mirror box and place your glass shelve inside the box.
How to pack a cabinet
In order to make sure your cabinet will arrived safely to its destination, pack it with moving blankets, this will make sure the wood won’t get scratch and that the cabinet nails that holds the cabinet together will hold.
If you have any remaining glass inside the cabinet take it out and pack it properly, if you can’t take those glass out, make sure the glass is secure to the cabinet and pack it with bubble wrap.
A glass top table is an expensive item that can’t be fixed if broken. However, the bright side is that it is easy to pack.
In order To pack your glass top table you will need to acquire the following packing materials:
- Large picture box or mirror box.
- Moving blankets
- Bubble wrap.
- Moving tape.
Disassemble a glass top table
In order to pack your glass table and move it safely you first need to disassemble it.
There are two common types of glass top table. The first one is when the glass-top is just laying on the table and all you need to do is just lift the glass up.
The second type is when the glass-top is screwed to the table base or legs and needs to be disassembled, here is how:
Place some moving pads or moving blankets on your floor and place your glass top table on the blankets, glass down legs up.
Locate where the legs are attached to the glass base and unscrew them.
One you finish disassembling the legs take the screws and tape them together to a small package, then take all the table legs and place them together (two legs upon two legs)
Put your screws pack near it and pack it all with a moving blanket.
Packing a glass top table
Take a long sheet of bubble wrap (use the wrap with the big bubbles for quality protection), and wrap the glass from both sides, you can even do double layers for better protection.
Take 4 pieces of 1 feet bubble wrap and place each sheet on the four edges of the glass.
For the next step, take one moving blanket and wrap one side of the glass, then take another moving blanket and wrap the other side of the glass.
Packing a glass top table inside a box
Take a large mirror or a large picture box and cut it. After that place it wide open on the floor.
Take your glass top package and place it on one of the box sides with a 4 inch gap between the glass and the edge of the box, make sure the glass package is placed in the center of the cardboard so you have three edges from the three sides. Now, fold the 4 inch gap into the inner side of the glass and tape it to the moving blanket. After folding the cardboard you will have two edges on the sides, you cut just cut them of, you don’t need them. Do the same thing with the rest of edges. Place some more bubble wrap on the moving blankets so that the cardboard doesn’t cover it. Then, take the other side of the picture box and fold it over.
Tape everything together nice and strong and you are ready to ship your glass top table safely.
In this article we will help you learn how to pack dishes for moving or for storing them properly in a warehouse.
The first thing you need to do is set up a working station so that you can have a comfortable working area, better place it as close as it can be to your dishes. You can use your dining table for that. It would offer you a large and stable working area to handle your packing process.
In order To pack your dishes you will need the following packing materials:
- Dish box at the size of 15 or 18 cf.
- Packing paper.
- Bubble wrap.
- Moving tape.
It is important to use a proper dish box that is designed to store dishes, can handle the weight of the dishes and protect them.
Here is a packing tip – place the dish box or a chair, or any other high surface so that you won’t have to bend over any time you need to place an item inside the box.
When you set up your dish box use a large amount of moving tape to secure the box; the weight of the dishes is heavy and you want to make sure the box will not open from its bottom while lifting it.
Packing dishes – how to pack plates
The first step is to place 2 layers of bubble wrap on the bottom of the box. When you buy your bubble wrap get the one with the big bubbles, this is the kind of protection your dishes need, since the bubble wrap with the small bubble will not give them the right protection and won’t do much help.
Some say the best way to protect your dishes is to place them vertically inside the dish pack, so if the moving truck will bounce during the travel the dishes won’t break. From our 12 years of experience in moving and packing, we can tell it doesn’t matter which way you place you dishes inside the box, as long as they properly protected, nothing will happen. Continue reading “How to pack Dishes” »
When moving long distance or locally it’s important to make sure all of our goods are properly protected, to prevent them from receiving damage and causing damage.
People tend to think that a sofa can be shipped easily without any damage. Since a sofa is a large item, usually made from solid materials, but we are not aware of how much damage a sofa can receive and cause if not properly packed and protected.
Unprotected sofa damage
For example, an unprotected sofa, packed just with moving blankets can cause damage to your walls while moving it outside your home and it can also cause damage to other furniture and moving boxes inside the moving truck while in transit.
On the other hand, your sofa can receive large amounts of damage while in transit; your main concern is to protect and prevent damage to the fabric or lather plus the sofa legs.
When moving, the common damage for sofas is caused by liquid that can damage the fabric or lather color. Besides that concern, any kind of liquid that will be in contact with the sofa can cause an appearance of mold on your sofa.
The second type of damage that can appear while moving an unprotected sofa is fabric, lather rips or broken sofa legs.
The third damage that can be caused to your sofa is any kind of bugs that can find your sofa as their new home.
Packing a sofa
Now that we know what type of damage can occur to your sofa while moving it, we know to protect it, here is our sofa packing guide brought to you by the courtesy of MOVING CONTRACT – professional movers and packers. Continue reading “How to pack a sofa” »
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- How to pack Speakers
- How to pack a china cabinet
- How to pack a glass top table
- How to pack Dishes
- How to pack a sofa