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HOW TO PACK A FRAGILE ITEM
Fragile items can be a hassle when you are moving. They can be difficult to pack and can even cause trouble for your unpacking process. Part of the reason for this is because of their unique shapes and the fact they are easily breakable. How can you pack these items and keep them from breaking when jostled?

PROPER FRAGILE ITEM PACKING

LAMPS

When packing lamps for shipment, start by separating the shade from the base. Box the shade up, lining it with paper and securing it with crumpled paper. For the base, line the box with bubble wrap and then place the lamp base in the box. Secure it with more bubble wrap if needed.

DINNERWARE

Plates and glasses can be quite easy to break if not packed properly. For these items, you will need small or medium sized boxes. Line the bottoms of the boxes with packing paper (more in the glass box than the plate box). For your plates, wrap them individually in bubble wrap and then line them in the box vertically. For your glasses box, stuff each individual glass with packing paper to the brim. Then wrap the entire glass in packing paper. Order your box with the heaviest glasses on the bottom and the lightest on top.

FAMILY PHOTOS

Framed family photos are boxed in a similar way to dinnerware plates. Using packing paper, stack your photos vertically. Between each, on the glass, add addition packing paper. Once all in the box, stuff it securely with paper to ensure jostling does not occur.

UNIQUELY SHAPED ITEMS

Everyone has that one oddly shaped piece, like a vase or a ceramic tub. But how do you box it? First, wrap the piece in bubble wrap and tape it up from there. Do as many layers as you need, ensuring it is secure. Next, wrap it in cardboard. Take a flexible, bendable cardboard piece and wrap it around your fragile item. Do this until the item is covered.

As always, make sure you put fragile on these boxes and indicate as such to your movers. Getting ready for a big move? Mid-Cities Movers is always available to help you. Give us a call today at (817) 267-9901!
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WHAT TO UNPACK FIRST IN YOUR NEW HOME

When you move into a new space, you can easily feel overwhelmed. From the amount of stuff you didn’t know you had to climbing those stairs for what feels like the hundredth time, it’s hard to stay on top of things. However, the lists and organization doesn’t end as soon as your boxes are delivered to your new space. Follow these tips to stay sane and learn what to unpack first in your new home.

LARGE APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE
If you brought your own large appliances such as a refrigerator, washing machine, and dryer, get these items hooked up as soon as possible. It may take several hours or even overnight for the fridge to get properly cold. You should also assemble and arrange beds before anything else so you have a place to sleep. If you have time, setting up large bookcases and other furniture can help unpacking go easier.

BED AND BATHROOM
Next up on what to unpack first are the essentials: bedding, bathroom, and your overnight bag. Unpack your clean sheets and pillows so you can get a good night’s sleep after the long day. Do the same for kids if you have them, and unpack a few toys or games for them (or your pet). You also want to set up the basics in the bathroom, such as a shower curtain, soap, toilet paper, a towel, and other toiletries. To help make this go smoother, pack an overnight moving bag so you have everything you need on the first night!

THE KITCHEN
No one wants to live on delivered pizza and Chinese take out for the first week in their new apartment! Unpacking the kitchen next can make the rest of the home seem like less of a chore. Plus, you’ll be able to make yourself quick, healthy food and save money on that pizza.

Ready for a move? Call Mid-Cities Movers at (817) 267-9901 today for an excellent moving service in DFW.

https://www.mid-citiesmovers.com/unpack-first-new-home/
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