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Tips for storing porcelain items

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The process of packing and storing usually takes a lot of our time. This is especially the case when dealing with fragile, porcelain items. They need to be properly packed and secured before they are stored. Whether you are storing porcelain items due to an upcoming relocation or because you do not have enough space, we are here to help. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the basic tips for storing porcelain items as well as tips for finding storage facilities Brooklyn. To begin with, let us first take a look at some of the things you should do before you can safely and successfully store your porcelain items.

Before you store your porcelain items

Firstly, you need to make sure you are prepared and ready to store your porcelain items. There are several important steps that you should take to ensure you can safely store your items. Before you start packing and looking for reliable movers, here are the important steps you should take before you store your porcelain items.

Organize when storing porcelain items.
Make sure you properly organize and sort out your porcelain items before packing them.

Organizing your porcelain items

When it comes to your porcelain inventory, chances are, you are going to have various items. These porcelain items can often be in different shapes, sizes as well as quality. All of this should be taken into consideration when planing on storing porcelain items. This is why it is best to sort them out. You can take out all of your porcelain items than are headed for storage, clean them and start sorting them out. You can do this according to their size or shape. By doing this you are also getting a good idea of how many items you are dealing with. This helps you to accurately determine all of your moving costs NYC, including storage costs.  Either way, one box may not be enough. Which is what leads us to the next step.

Gathering the necessary packing supplies

We have already mentioned that dealing with fragile items during a process of relocation is not an easy task. The last thing you need is to break or damage one of the items from your inventory. To properly pack and store your porcelain items, you need the right packing supplies. You may already have many of the packing materials and tools in your inventory but if not, you can always contact professional movers who offer packing services such as U.Santini Moving & Storage. The basic packing supplies that you need are the following;

  • Hard, cardboard box. Make sure your cardboard box is of high quality if you plan to store porcelain items in it. Furthermore, ensure that you have enough space for all of your porcelain items. In case it does not, getting a few of these boxes may not be a bad idea.
  • Packing paper and bubble wrap. These are going to offer protection for your porcelain items. Putting them inside a cardboard box is not enough. Packing paper and bubble wrap can protect your items from outside damages.
  • Packing tape. Once you have items packed inside your box, you need to make sure it is properly closed and does not open during transportation. This is where packing tape comes in play.
  • Labeling material. When you pack fragile items, the box where they are in should be properly marked and labeled.
Fragile items inside a box.
Make sure you acquire the right packing materials and label all your boxes where you have put your porcelain items before transporting them.

Properly pack your porcelain items before storage

Now that we have discusses some of the things that you need to do before you pack your porcelain items, it’s time to go over the packing procedure. Make sure that you have all of your porcelain items cleaned and checked for any damages. Although packing may seem boring and annoying, you can wrap it all up relatively quickly with a few easy steps. Another important thing to remember is that if you plan on storing other items alongside your porcelain, make sure you know what are the exact things that can and can’t be stored in a storage unit.

Prepare your box

Take the cardboard box that you have designed for your porcelain items and prepare it. Try to provide a cushioning effect by filling the bottom of the box with several layers of packing paper or, if you do not have any, towels or newsprint. This is important as it protects your items once they are inside the box in case it is accidentally dropped.

Wrap all of your porcelain

Do not rush with this process. Make sure you take your time and carefully wrap everything. Try to avoid newspapers. You should use packing paper and bubble wrap which we have suggested obtaining before you start packing.

Turn all of your plates and bowls sideways

If a box containing your porcelain items drops, the edges of the plates are usually stronger than the centers. The safest way to store these items is to put them sideways inside the box. Of course, as mentioned above, wrap everything carefully.

Do the final checks

Once you have all of your porcelain items packed inside a box, it’s time to do a final check. Go over each side of the box and make sure everything is closed properly. Use packing tape and wrap several layers around the opening of the box. Provide some more cushioning on top of your items. Check if your boxes are properly labeled.

Doing a check.
Do a final checkup of the list of things that you need to do before storing porcelain items.

Hire professionals and get the right storage

The process of relocation is rather complicated and can be quite challenging. This is why getting reliable and professional movers on your side during a relocation is highly recommended. They can provide experienced hired workers, the packing supplies as well as transport. Furthermore, professional movers that offer a variety of different but affordable services can help you find quality public storage New YorkTo sum up, the process of storing porcelain items might seem difficult and complicated at first. However, using these few basic tips and hiring reliable movers will guarantee you a successful storing of your items and relocation.

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