How to Move Fragile or Bulky Items

Moving Fragile or Bulky Items

When transporting oversized or fragile objects, you must prioritize safety by carefully planning and using appropriate packaging materials. Large things should only be moved with care to avoid strain and injury, and to ensure their safe arrival, wrap fragile objects carefully. You might save time, work, and the worry of “hoping” everything keeps together by following a few basic steps.

Packing Fragile Items

Unlike books and clothing, fragile goods must be protected during transit. Loading dishes into boxes vertically is advisable to reduce surface area and the risk of bottom plates being crushed. Before placing each plate in a box with dividers, it should be bubble-wrapped.

There are compartmented bins for wine glasses and champagne flutes, which helps keep the glasses upright in the box and prevents them from falling into one another. Also, be sure to stuff glasses with paper. To protect fragile things, use packing paper or bubble wrap. Individual elements, such as a teapot and lid, should be individually packaged.

Get packing supplies

It’s always a good idea to keep enough packaging materials on hand, especially bubble wrap and packing paper. Rags, towels, linens, and other fabrics can be used to protect or cushion fragile objects. Tape, as well as boxes or containers, are needed as well.

Label Everything

Don’t expect to recall where everything goes on moving day. On fragile box labels, “FRAGILE” should be written. Make a list of the contents of your boxes to keep track of them. You can ensure that everything is moved and transported correctly and that your boxes arrive at the correct spot by applying this advice to non-fragile things as well.

Disassemble What You Can

When large objects are broken down into small pieces, they are easier to lift, move, and transfer while putting less physical strain on your body. Before disassembling furniture, name the screws, bolts, and individual pieces. Photograph the audio and video system connectors, which will be useful for reassembling your items!

Plan Ahead

Consider the logistics of your relocation. Measure the doors, hallways, and so on to ensure that your goods will fit. Taking different routes or removing doors from their hinges may be necessary.

Moving is best with multiple hands and strong arms, so enlist the necessary help ahead of time. Hiring professional movers is the safest and least stressful alternative because they have the necessary tools for moving, lifting, disassembling, and reassembling furniture.


Why are there so many blankets and furniture pads laying around? Even when moving large items with caution, it could be challenging. It’s also tough to keep them from moving around inside the moving car. Make use of what you have to avert damage. Other essential protective products are bubble wrap, padding, heavy textiles, and furniture blankets.