Woman completed packing boxes with fragile items

Four Simple Tips For Packing Fragile Items

You can use these tips to package fragile items and keep them safe:

Plan Ahead

Crystal, porcelain, and breakables require some time to be packed up. You shouldn't rush here. In the unlikely event you won't be hiring movers, pack your belongings in advance and decide whether they'll go by truck or car.

Ensure That You Have the Right Tools

Packing paper, bubble wrap, cardboard, scissors, and packing tape are needed along with quality moving boxes of various sizes. The use of a large table is also essential for laying out your items and packing them. A second pair of hands might be needed for larger items.

Write a Label on It!

Labelling boxes containing delicate items as"fragile" will help the movers handle them with extra care, and will also aid in organizing your new home.

Make a list of items you will be packing. Your grandma's china and your flat-screen TV are both fragile items, but they require different packing techniques. Make sure you research the best packing methods for each item and plan ahead to avoid running out of bubble wrap on moving day.

The most popular fragile items to pack:


A lampshade should be boxed (flat side down) separately with lots of paper. Bubble wrap can be used wherever necessary to protect bases when placing them in a large box.


Pictures should be wrapped in paper and placed in small to medium boxes with crumpled paper between pieces if they are larger than 8 inches. Pack frames in packing paper. Boxes should be topped with more packing paper to prevent items from moving around. Moving paintings and pictures over 3 feet in size will require the use of moving blankets, plastic wrapping, and moving separately.


Use packing paper to wrap glasses individually and crumpled paper to reduce empty spaces within large pieces. Provide ample packing paper on top and bottom of small or medium boxes. You should also cover the spaces around glasses with paper so that they have as little chance of moving within the box as possible. Heavy items should be placed at the bottom, followed by lighter items.


Boxes with crumpled packing paper should be lined on the bottom and top with small to medium-sized plates packed vertically. Secure each plate with tape after wrapping it in bubble wrap. The standing plates should be separated by a sheet of paper. Overpacking the box is not recommended.


Packing flat-screen TVs can be challenging. Disconnect all cables and accessories like the stand legs, and pack them in a box that is clearly labelled. Wrap the screen in a soft moving blanket, securing it all around the device with packing tape. Lastly, place it inside the box, and close it with tape. Make sure that the box is the correct size for your TV.

‍Specialty Items

Take into consideration the piece's size, shape, and any protruding parts that could easily break. Completely cover the item with bubble wrap and tape it. On a pliable cut piece of cardboard, place it. Cover the item with a similar piece of cardboard. After that, fold the ends of the cardboard together and secure with tape.

Use Lots of Tape

Wrap the whole piece with tape if necessary. The fragile item should be snug and stable. Incorporate crumpled paper into any gaps between the object and the paper-lined box. Last but not least, tape up the box securely and mark it with a bold felt marker: FRAGILE.

The wrap most people use to protect their delicate items is an old towel, blanket, newsprint, or even a paper towel. Making such choices is not wise. The newsprint in your new home can be dirty, making you have to wash even more. There is nothing strong or reliable about paper towels. Using old towels for packaging valuables isn't a good idea since they slide without adhesion and can't be taped up. Please invest in the right tools!

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