One of the most challenging and nerve-wracking thought while packing is how to handle fragile items and wrap them perfectly. It can be quite daunting as most of the fragile items are very difficult to handle during transit while moving or shipping. It takes extra care and effort to handle fragile items, but sure it is not impossible. Proper planning and little groundwork ahead can assist you in handling and moving fragile items securely. Glassware, ceramics, mirrors, artwork, or any other special cargo need careful handling while transporting them.
Here are few tips and tricks that help you while handling fragile items before securing with fragile tape:
- Plan and Sort Your Items – It is quite crucial and essential to organize your items according to their handling requirements. Randomly choosing and packing the products can cause mishandling, missing out and even breaking of fragile items. Hence, it is most beneficial to focus and sort out all the fragile things that need utmost importance.
- Gather Requisite Packing materials – After separating the fragile items aside gather the necessary packaging materials such as the following:
- Packing the Fragile Goods Properly – Initially wrap around the object with bubble wrap, pliable cardboard roll to pack it. Secure the wrapping with packing tape safely. Then pack the object within an appropriately sized tough cardboard box along with extra bubble wrap to eliminate negative space which gives additional cushioning effect. Smartly secure the outer box with packing and fragile tape so that people handling it can gauge the importance of securing it with fragile tape.
How Important It Is to Use Fragile Tape
Though the entire packing is secure with normal packing tape, it is very crucial to employ Fragile Tape all around the final package. A fragile tape usually has a printed message saying “Fragile – Handle With Care “in red with a white background. It has a durable and robust glue that sticks with any dry surface very quickly.
Thus, people handling boxes while moving or shipping goods that are labelled with fragile tape can take extra care. It is a much improved and smart way of logistics while handling fragile items.