There’s nothing worse than getting to your new humble abode to find your favourite items are broken. After all, if you have spend a small fortune on the possession, it can make your heart break. And if it’s a large item, you might have to continue using it in poor condition. For example, you might not be able to replace the sofa quickly. But with broken items, it will lower the style level of your new property. Therefore, here are some steps to take to protect your items when moving.


Wrap breakables in newspaper or bubble wrap

A lot of people pack their items without thinking about the fact they could potentially break on the way. And particularly when it comes to items like photo frames and vases which might be less obvious. But these could easily end up breaking on the way to your new humble abode. And then you will be gutted you didn’t pack them better to protect them on the way. Therefore, anything which potentially could break needs to be wrapped in newspaper. And if you have any, bubble wrap would work wonders. Put it around the item until it’s adequately covered. And then you can use some sellotape to ensure it will stick during the trip. You can then have peace of mind you have done all you can to protect the item.


Get professional movers to pack your belongings

While we might try our best to ensure we fill the boxes correctly, it’s often best to leave it to the professionals. After all, companies like Affordable Home and Office Removals have all the packing materials which will ensure everything is safely packed. And then they will safely transport your items to the new humble abode. You won’t have to worry about packing your belongings, and can sleep easy that everything will be in the same condition in your new house. Also, it’s a good idea to check if the movers have some form of insurance. That way, if expensive items do get ruined, they can make a claim, and you can have a brand new item. Whether you have movers or not, make sure you are covered to ensure you can replace belongings quickly if something does occur while on the move.


Get sturdy boxes to fill your belongings

To ensure everything is transported correctly, it’s so important to make sure you have good boxes which will keep everything safe. You can buy some good boxes online which have been designed specifically for moving items. That way, you know they won’t break on the way to your new home. Use masking tape to ensure they are fully shut before they go in the van. And make sure you label the boxes to make unloading much easier at the new home. And if you can, you should try to find the original boxes for the items. After all, it will ensure the items are safe and snug in these boxes. And it will make it very easy to know where your main items are!


And if there are any items in particular which you are worried about, you should carry them with you in your vehicle. That way, you can be sure they are safe on the way to the new house!