Regardless of if you are moving across the country or just wanting to pack up your collectibles for safe keeping, it is important that you pack your valuables with special care. Packing up collectibles such as action figures or breakable figurines requires a more cautious approach than other types of packing protocols. Here are three tips on how to pack action figures, figurines, and other collectibles without worrying about damage:
Wrap Items Individually
The last thing that you want to do when packing your action figures and collectibles is to throw them in a box haphazardly. Taking the time to wrap each item individually will ensure its protection and safe transport. Fortunately, there are a variety of packing materials that are available to make this job easier. Depending on the item that you are wrapping, you can use bubble wrap, acid-free packing paper, foam peanuts, and more. Be sure to include a layer of paper on the top of the box to protect the items when the box is opened with a knife.
Choose the Right Size Box
Moving boxes generally come in four sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large. When packing up your collectibles, be careful not to stuff too much into one box. Heavy items should be placed in smaller boxes. Lighter items can be placed in bigger boxes. There are also specially designed boxes with dividers that help you to organize and pack breakables and transport them more efficiently. It is also recommended to choose acid-free boxes if your valuables might be altered by the presence of acid.
Be Cautious About Shipping
You’ve probably heard all the horror stories about valuable items being damaged while shipping, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t ship your valuables if you take the right precautions. Depending on where you are going, shipping may be your best option, especially if you have larger collectibles or you are moving a large quantity of them. If you are shipping overseas, container shipping is a secure method of shipping that allows you to move large amounts of inventory at once. This is especially useful if the collectibles you are shipping are larger items.
Your valuables deserve to be packed with special care and attention. By following the right packing protocols, you can move and store any of your cherished items with the ultimate peace of mind.
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