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How to Move Large or Fragile Items

Posted on: August 1, 2022 | by: Hall Lane Movers August 29, 2022

Moving large or fragile items requires preparation and proper packing materials to ensure safety. Moving large items incorrectly might result in damage and strain. Fragile items should be securely packaged to ensure they arrive intact. With a few simple actions, you’ll save time, energy, and the concern of “hoping” everything stays intact.

Packing fragile items

Unlike books and clothing, fragile things must be protected during transit.

  • Pack dish boxes vertically, minimizing the surface area and the likelihood of crushing the bottom plates. Each plate should be bubble wrapped and placed in a box with dividers.
  • There are partitioned bins for wine glasses and champagne flutes, which helps keep the glasses upright in the box and prevents them from colliding.
  • Fill glasses with packing paper to minimize vibrations.
  • Use packing paper or bubble wrap to protect fragile items. Individual parts, such as a teapot and lid, should be wrapped.

Stock up on Packing Materials

It never hurts to have lots of packaging materials on hand, specifically bubble wrap and packing paper. To wrap or pad fragile items, rags, towels, linens, and other materials can be used. Tape and cartons or containers are also required.

Label, label, label!

Don’t assume you’ll remember everything when the big day arrives. Mark fragile boxes with “FRAGILE.”  Keep track of what’s in your boxes by making a list. This also applies to non-fragile products, so you can ensure that everything is moved and carried correctly and that your boxes arrive at the correct location.

Breakdown What You Can

Moving large items is easier when they are broken down into smaller pieces. It relieves physical strain by assisting you in lifting, shifting, and moving objects. Label screws, bolts, and pieces when disassembling furniture. Photograph the audio and television wiring connections. This will come in handy when reassembling your items!

Plan Ahead

Consider the logistics of your move. Be sure to take measurements of entrances, hallways, etc. to ensure your items will fit. It may be necessary to take doors off the hinges or choose alternate routes.

Practical issues include the number of hands and strong arms required. Request assistance as soon as possible. Professional movers are the most dependable and stress-free option. They have the tools to lift and transfer your belongings, as well as disassemble and reinstall furniture.


What’s the deal with all the furniture pads and blankets? Moving huge items can be difficult even with caution. It’s also difficult to keep them from shifting around in the moving truck. To avoid damage, make use of what you have. Furniture blankets, thick linens, pads, bubble wrap, and other protective materials can help significantly.