Good question. We’ve had clients who insist on packing all their fragile items. Some prefer to have our Packing Services
do it all for them, while others opt for a combination where we pack only some of their breakables. Ultimately, it’s your decision.
If you decide to pack your breakable items, use bubble-wrap, unprinted newspaper, and Styrofoam loose fill for packing. Double-walled china cartons and utility boxes are best for crystal, china, and delicate items. Other protective packing options include craft paper, corrugate inserts, and glassine—a smooth, glossy paper that is air, water, and grease resistant. Custom wood crates are also an effective way to move fragile items such as antiques and artwork. Big John’s has an in-house department that can, upon your request, build custom crates to protect valuables against damage during moves.
We offer a full stock of shipping supplies for purchase at our Manhattan office. Ask for the FREE guide “How to Pack for Moving.”