Preserving Festive Cheer: Packing Tips From Our Asheville Movers
As the holiday season approaches, so does the time for festive decorations to grace our homes. However, when it comes to moving, ensuring that these cherished ornaments, lights, and décor survive the transition to a new abode is essential. At Gasperson Moving & Storage, we recognize the significance of these sentimental items and offer tips on how to effectively pack holiday decorations for a move.
1. Organize and Declutter:
Start by categorizing your holiday decorations. Sort through your collection, discarding any damaged or outdated items. Decluttering not only reduces the number of items you need to pack but also ensures you’re only transporting what you truly cherish.
2. Use Proper Packing Materials:
Invest in sturdy, appropriate packing materials. Small, fragile items like delicate ornaments, figurines, or heirloom pieces should be individually wrapped in bubble wrap or tissue paper. For larger items like artificial trees or wreaths, consider using specialized storage containers or durable moving boxes to protect them from damage.
3. Secure Lights and Strings:
Tangled lights can be a nightmare when unpacking. Keep them organized by wrapping them around a piece of cardboard or using specific light storage reels. Secure the ends with twist ties or rubber bands to prevent tangling and potential damage during transit.
4. Label Boxes Clearly:
When packing, label each box clearly with its contents and indicate if the items are fragile. This will make unpacking more efficient and ensure delicate decorations are handled with care. Consider using color-coded labels or markers for different holiday themes to easily identify boxes when unpacking.
5. Pack in Layers:
Layer heavier or sturdier items at the bottom of the boxes and more delicate ones on top. Fill any empty spaces with packing material, such as bubble wrap or tissue paper, to prevent movement and cushion fragile decorations.
6. Special Care for Special Items:
For highly valuable or sentimental items, consider carrying them with you during the move. This guarantees their safety and ensures they’re not mixed up with other belongings.
At Gasperson Moving & Storage, we understand the emotional value and significance of holiday decorations. Our professional movers provide the expertise and care needed to ensure your cherished ornaments and festive items arrive at your new home intact, preserving the joy and spirit of the holiday season during your move. Contact us today to learn more.