How to pack heavy items for easy shipping

Moving heavy items can be intimidating while relocating. Packing and transporting them to a new location is not only a challenge, but it can also be quite a risk. First, there’s risk for the health of those packing and lifting the heavy objects. Second, for the optimum relocation of such items you need to find the best packing supplies for them. Third, the transportation and unpacking of those items have their own rules as well.

Packaging heavy merchandise is neck breaking job. Your customers are your lifeline. Delivering their merchandise in the top shape is your priority. Ensure that the ordered merchandise arrives safely at your customers step.

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Here’s how you can pack heavy items, effortlessly.

Avoid overloading

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To bring down costs, we often try to load all materials in one box. Distribute the weight and bring the weight of each packet under control. Try to spread materials in all the packages. Chances of manhandling or dropping the heavy packet are obvious.

Use appropriate packing materials

Use bubble wrap, packing peanuts or pieces of cardboard to fill in the empty space inside the box. Never use crumpled newsprint or crumpled packing paper as it won’t do the job. It will compress flat and will not provide protection. The object packed should be stable inside. If it moves during shipping it could get damaged and it could damage surrounding objects as well. Heavier items are more likely to shift within a box.

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Balance the weight

Pack heavy items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top. This balances weight and reduces the chance of breaking the item.

Use sufficiently spaced boxes

The boxes should have enough space to accommodate all packaging materials. For bulkier items use double walled boxes. Wrap each item to ensure that the content of the packets do not encounter each other and cause damages.

Use proper transport

Arrange proper transport for the heavy items that you’ll be moving.  Professional movers don’t just have the expertise. They also have the tools to ensure a safe and efficient move. They also know how to secure your items once they’re loaded on the truck. This will prevent any unnecessary shaking and jostling along the way.

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Ensure stability of Items

Single most reason for damages of heavy items in transit is movement. Secure the items and pack them properly for ensuring minimum damages.

Paste the Labels with Correct Address

Put proper labeling on all those packed items. Place stickers on the boxes so that you know what’s inside. This way, you can easily keep track of all the heavy items that you’ll be transporting. Don’t forget to mark all the boxes with fragile parts as FRAGILE and THIS SIDE UP. This will ensure that the movers know which boxes they need to handle with care.

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Follow the above tips and ensure safe transportation of heavy items. Visit www.gopigeon.in to post your queries. Send your parcels across the world at lowest prices.

 

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