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According to moving companies in Mckinney, most people will have to move at some point in their in their lifetime. And when it comes time to move, packing everything securely is a must if you want it to arrive safely at your new destination. And nothing demands safe packing more than expensive jewelry.
In this article, we look at how to successfully and safely pack your valuable jewelry so it arrives at your new destination without a scratch.
Take A Detailed Inventory
Before packing, it’s essential you gather your jewelry and put it out on a flat surface. Then, organize your pieces according to types, such as earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets. Once they’re organized, it’s time to inventory them so you can account for each piece at your new destination. You can take inventory by writing everything down or better yet, use your smartphone to take photos, which can help in case you need to file an insurance claim.
Pick Your Packing Material
When it comes to jewelry, you have to be more careful with how you pack it than you do when packing something like clothes or books. Choosing the right packing material can mean the difference between your jewelry arriving safely or getting damaged along the way. People have come up with some very creative ways to safely pack their jewelry such as
– Toilet Paper Rolls Using the tube that’s left over from your toilet paper is perfect to keep your bracelets and necklaces secure.
– Straws Drinking straws are another creative packing material you can use to keep your necklaces from becoming tangled during the trip.
– Ziploc Bags Small bags are ideal for storing your smaller jewelry such as your rings, brooches or pendants.
– Egg Cartons Another handy packing container you probably already have is perfect for keeping small jewelry safe and secure during your move. Just be sure to secure the lid with tape or rubber bands and consider adding soft packing material inside to keep the pieces from jostling around.
Pack Items in a Jewelry Box
Jewelry boxes are ideal for transporting your valuables because they’re already designed for the purpose. When it comes to packing to move, consider a jewelry box for your jewelry. If you don’t have a jewelry box, you should purchase one not only for the move but also to store your jewelry in a safe place at your new home. Look for a box that’s built out of solid material such as wood or metal and be sure the inside is soft so it won’t scratch delicate surfaces.
Roll It Up
Another clever way to move your jewelry is to roll it in a jewelry roll, which is like rolling it up in a sock or towel.
How To Move
You can either send your jewelry with the movers or put it in your car. Putting it in your car is safer since you can keep your eye on it, however, if you put it on the truck, consider making the contents inconspicuous. Most movers are reputable, but you don’t want to take any chances with irreplaceable valuables.