How to Properly Pack Fine China
Whether you are relocating your heirloom china set to your new home or storing away your beautiful tea set – you want to ensure all your fragile items arrive safely to their new destination in one piece. The following tips will assist with how to properly pack fragile items before an upcoming move:
- Select a box that will allow you to pack no more than 10lbs. Within the moving industry, most companies offer their clients a box that is especially made for fragile glassware and dishes. This specialty box is commonly known as a “dishpack” or a china barrel.
- · Wrap items individually in packing paper and/or bubble wrap. Wrapping each item separately is recommended as this will ensure glass will not come into direct contact with other fragile glass.
- · Fill in all empty areas of the box with foam, scrunched up paper or packing peanuts. By filling all empty spaces this will prevent items within the box from shifting during loading and transportation.
- Tape the bottom & top of each box firmly. Properly taping each box will ensure items are protected in the event of an accidental opening during the relocation transition. It is also recommended to write “FRAGILE” and “This Way Up” on each of the boxes containing delicate items.
If you are still unsure of how to properly pack your fragile items for your upcoming move, contact your local Highland relocation consultant. Each consultant will be happy to assist and provide you with additional tips.
By Sylvia Cieslik
In 1988, Highland Moving was searching for a candidate for their new overseas moving company - Starline Overseas Moving. Highland needed to find the right employee who had a strong background in freight forwarding. Enter Paul Wielens. Paul not only had the precise background Highland was looking for, he was also motivated to have the international venture lift off the ground.
Being Starline’s first employee, Paul brought Starline to the international scene by spending some quality time in Belgium to take FIDI’s course on household good moving. Not only did Paul successfully manage to score the highest marks on the final exam – he was asked to present at the annual FIDI world conference. Paul’s presentation left such good first impression on the international moving industry that he was elected as the first President of FIDI under 35 Board of Directors.
Since Paul’s incredible career start, he has continued to deliver exceptional management leadership to all his staff and peers. Highland Moving is proud to congratulate Paul Wielens on his latest accomplishment that few non-owners have been able to attain. Last week, Paul was elected to the Vice Chairman’s position in the United Van Lines which came almost the same day he celebrated his 25th year of employment with the Highstar Group of Companies.
Congratulations Paul, thank you for a wonderful 25 years.
Often times you will not be able to move straight away into your new home. When this happens, you need to consider storing your things. There are many options available to you. Whether or not it is a definite possibility, it is wise to ask what your options are with your professionals here at Highland. This way there are no surprises. Further, you can anticipate and budget for any potential increase in cost to accommodate storing your things. This is really important if you are purchasing another home and that purchase is contingent on the sale of your current home. Remember, anything can happen at closing. Therefore, you may have a delay or even worse, something could fall through. If that is the case, make sure to ask your professionals here at Highland about your options. We will do our best to accommodate you. However, you will want to know this ahead of time so that you can plan for any unforeseen circumstances.
If you are moving internationally or a long distance, storage may be a necessary part of transport. Therefore, you will have to discuss the details of your impending move with your professionals here at Highland. Keep in mind that there are several things that can be done to best meet your needs. These include long-term storage for the items you may not be able to take with you. Short-term storage for the items that will be transported to your new location and air shipment of a few things that you can’t live without. In order to best meet your needs, take inventory of your things and think about what you will need immediately, short term and not until you return if that is apart of your relocation.
If you are on a corporate relocation, there may be storage as a part of your relocation package. If so, clarify what is covered and what is your responsibility. Often times there are limits on the length of time covered by your relocation package. You will want to understand this ahead of time so that you can budget accordingly.
Storing your items may be new to you but it is something we are very familiar with and we can identify options that can best meet your needs.
Mover Reviews in Calgary
Long before the internet came bursting onto the scene, making a decision to buy goods or services such as hiring the right moving company relied heavily on product descriptions, word-of-mouth and photos. Potential clients who were looking for a review had to first do their homework. Fortunately since then, the internet has enabled consumers to voice their opinions about anything and everything.
Within the past few years alone review sites have become quite visible and valuable. Individuals want to put in their two cents in about the remarkable service they had at a new restaurant in town or about the dreadful return policy at a popular retail store. Reviews are increasingly becoming an important game changer in the decision making process.
With that said, Highland Moving prides ourselves in the quality of work we do day in and day out. Even as a large moving company we take every comment and review seriously. This is one of the reasons why we were able to succeed in winning HomeStars.com’s Best Moving & Storage company for 2012. We had over two hundred customers complete a review about our company, the services we offer and their personal experiences.
To every client who reviewed us – thank you! We are truly honored to be recognized. These types of awards keep us motivated to continue to pride ourselves in the services we offer.
Keep on reviewing – we promise to appreciate each comment posted.
|Casey Kachur, Managing Partner accepting the award on behalf of Highland Moving & Storage.
Simply put, we love your move reviews, it “moves” us.
To read the most up to date reviews about Highland Moving & Storage please visit the following link www.highstar.homestars.com