Here are some helpful tips to help you pack your belongings, especially those that are fragile or valuable to protect against traffic accidents.
- Some additional stuffing: even the relatively short distance to or from Calgary, AB or anywhere else in Canada have some risks, due to bumpy roads and sudden stops. Bubble paper and newspaper are the most common wrapping materials, but we suggest the use of unconventional alternatives, such as sweaters, scarves, blankets and even socks.
- Dishes and plates: if you find some plates and broken plates during the process of unpacking, it is usually due to the vibrations of the trucks. The trick is to pack them individually on their sides, like in a dishwasher. Make sure your edges are well wrapped with bubble wrap with little room to move.
- Fragile objects: keep in mind that jars, glasses, porcelain cups and the like should be packed separately with their cavities filled, and clean socks are ideal for this. Be sure to pack them in large boxes with pillows or blankets to absorb vibrations.
- Lamps: wrap the base with a towel and, if possible, remove the lamp. The lamp may be unstable and the towels will provide some cushioning for closed corners. The tones can be boxed.
- Electronics: Most residential removals in Calgary recommend that electronics be packaged in their original boxes, but they may have been discarded long ago. You can wrap each component separately, and then secure the main elements (DVD player, etc.) with a little bubble wrap, and place it in the center of a walled box by a blanket. Add the smaller components at the top, wrapped in additional padding.
- Mirrors and paints: it is better to get a frame box for large mirrors or valuable paintings. Most residential moving companies in Calgary will offer these boxes, but you still have to fill the space between the mirrors and the walls of the boxes. Blankets and sweaters are ideal for this.
- Antique furniture: to protect your valuable pieces of antique furniture, you can wrap them around a thick blanket. The material should not tear during transit, but be sure to clean the surfaces first so there are no small particles that can damage the padding. Smaller kitchen towels and sweaters can be wrapped around the legs.