How to Pack Your Valuables for Moving Day

December 2, 2022

Swamp Rabbit Moving Greenville


Like most people, you probably have some prized possession that you’d be devastated to lose or have damaged. Whether they’re hand me downs passed down from generation to generation or even something you paid a pretty penny for, it’s a given that you don’t want to lose them. It might be a favorite art piece, fine china, antique books, irreplaceable documents, or even expensive electronics.

While most of your possessions won’t break if you drop them, some of your more expensive items may. Clothes, for example, won’t be damaged if they happen to get bumped around inside a box or accidentally dropped. But an expensive laptop or even an expensive musical instrument is bound to get damaged in one way or another if dropped or bounced around without proper handling and packaging.

So, how do you properly pack and handle your most valuable possessions for moving day?

Proper packing technique will determine whether your valuables and prized possessions make it through the trip to your new home. It all also starts with proper packing items and supplies.

First, make sure to get good, quality packing supplies:

  • Boxes
    If you have the original boxes for your valuables, it’s best to use those, since they’re designed to fit your items. If you have to use another box, make sure the cardboard is strong, dry, and has no visible signs of damage.
  • Packing Paper
    White packing paper makes for a good first layer, and it’s a good idea to make sure you purchase enough for all of your valuables.
  • Bubble Wrap
    Your best bet for protecting your valuables is bubble wrap—its level of protection from damage is unrivaled. You can find rolls of bubble wrap at office supply stores or even big chain stores such as Walmart.

Proper Packing Technique
Most valued articles can be rather fragile, so packing them properly will mean the difference between getting them to your new home safely or ending up taking a loss. But by properly packing these items, you can reduce your risk of damages. Here are a few tips for proper packing technique:

  • Double tape the edges and corners of boxes
    For extra protection that the boxes won’t break open during the move, double tape the corners and edges of your boxes, and make sure to use quality tape.
  • Utilize bubble wrap
    By placing a few layers of bubble wrap at the bottom of your boxes, you can help protect your items. The bubble wrap will absorb any shock along the ride.
  • Use jewelry boxes for any valuable jewelry
    If possible, store and transport your necklaces, rings, bracelets, and any other precious jewelry inside a jewelry box. If you don’t have a jewelry box, there are a few ways you can protect your items:
    – Use drinking straws to protect necklaces
    – Use pill organizers or egg cartons to protect rings and earrings
    – Use index cards or pieces of cardboard to wrap your bracelets around
  • Use art boxes for framed art
    Wherever possible, use art boxes made for art pieces, and be sure to use plenty of packing paper and bubble wrap around the art itself.
  • For electronic devices
    We understand that most electronic equipment is expensive. So, if you still have the original boxes, we advise using those to pack your electronics. If not, be sure to use plenty of static-free bubble wrap. Smaller equipment, such as tablets, laptops, and phones, should be transported with you in your own vehicle on moving day. For larger equipment, such as flatscreen televisions, it should be packed to the best of your ability with lots of bubble wrap.
  • Antique furniture
    For any antique furniture, we recommend using moving blankets to protect the entire piece of furniture, including anything that may protrude out, such as legs or arms. For these, wrap them in plenty of bubble wrap.

If you’re ready to get your move on the road, contact the rabbits—we hop to it! We’ll move all of your valued possessions with the utmost care.

Ready to schedule your move? Call the rabbits today at (864) 643 – 2213! We’ll take care of your possessions like they were our own! Located in Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina, we proudly serve the surrounding areas of Spartanburg and Taylors.