When you are packing up items from your home or your business is extremely important that you work at packing the most fragile items in a professional manner. Here are some of the top packing strategies that we use with fragile items that you could also consider over the course of your move:
Packing plates in boxes: using bubblewrap and placing plates in medium boxes with crumpled up paper in between each plate can be a fantastic way to make sure that they get through shipping without issues. Packing plates tightly and vertically without over packing the box will make it ideal for carrying and it will work to protect your plates even over a long shipment. This is a much better option than stacking plates horizontally and you should always be sure to mark containers with plates with a fragile sticker or some type of label too.
Packing up a lamp by taking it apart: any top-quality lampshade needs to be boxed upside down in a flat box with lots of packing paper. The base of your lamp should also be kept in its own box covered in bubble wrap and packing paper to make sure that it can get through the journey more easily. Many people simply leave their lamps out and this is an easy way to accumulate various chips or to break a lamp through moving.
Pack your picture frames with ease: most 8 x 10 picture frames can be placed in a medium box and be packed in the same way that you can plates. Wrap up all of your frames with packing paper and even consider taping the backs of the paper to protect the glass on any frames you might have. With a large picture over 3 feet you should first wrap the picture with bubblewrap, then a blanket and maybe even consider plastic wrap on the outside to make sure the blanket stays affixed to it. This is a method that can be used for moving paintings and large photographs to protect them.
Keep some of these top packing methods in mind for very fragile and sensitive items that you may have to move.