There’s so much to consider when you think about your upcoming move, but one aspect of the move that you’ve probably failed to give much consideration to is the safe transportation of your holiday ornaments. Your ornaments probably spend around eleven months of the year safely tucked away in your attic, so it’s no wonder that you’ve not given them a moment’s thought.
Not thinking about them during your move may lead to disappointment when the next holiday season swings around. No one wants to unpacked holiday ornaments to find that they have been smashed to pieces, or that their festive lights are shattered and broken.
Here are a few tips to help you safely pack your holiday ornaments.
It’s incredibly important to be prepared when it comes to protecting your holiday ornaments for a house move. You will need packing paper, boxes (either cardboard or plastic), Ziploc bags, bubble wrap and tape. Make sure you have everything ready before you start to pack.
It’s no good putting all your eggs in one basket when it comes to holiday ornaments. You can organize via usage (i.e. Christmas tree ornaments) or room (lounge ornaments, kitchen ornaments).
If you are organized then you will save time when it comes to unpacking your holiday decorations as you’ll know exactly what you are unpacking, what they are for and where they go.
Take Extra Care with Fragile Items
With some ornaments it seems you only have to look at them and they break. Wrap them in tissue, then bubble wrap. You can pack them in groups into boxes, keeping them in separate compartments if you can. Make sure that you label the boxes and mark them ‘fragile’.
If things can move around, then they are more likely to become damaged. However you may pack your items, make sure that they cannot move. If you place boxes within boxes then pack any empty spaces with packing peanuts or shredded paper.
Once they are ready, store your ornaments safely until the day of your move arrives. If you can, these are one item that you might want to transport yourself, although the best moving companies will take only the finest care of every single item that is to be transported.
Your chances of experiencing a stress-free moving day are greatly enhanced if you use the services of an established moving company, such as All Points Moving & Storage. You can contact us by phone at 866-421-9490. You can also contact us via our online contact form and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able.