Although your jewellery might not seem like a high priority when moving home, you don’t want any expensive items to get damaged in the move. If you have family heirlooms of sentimental value, then you will want to make sure nothing happens to these as they are impossible to replace. Apart from your items breaking, if you group all your jewellery together then they can also become entangled and damaged which can be a nightmare to sort out. If you have a lot of jewellery, then you might be wondering what the best way is to pack your belongings. We have put together a guide on how to safely pack jewellery before moving home to ensure it all arrives in one piece.
If you have a lot of valuable items or family heirlooms, then you should consider packing these separately and keeping them with you during the move. However, this is not always practical especially if you have a large amount of jewellery or if you are not travelling by car. You might be concerned about having too many things to carry and either losing or dropping valuable items while you are on the move. But items can be misplaced or stolen whether you are undertaking the move yourself or through a professional moving firm. A great tip is to carefully package valuable items with a lot of bubble wrap or protection padding and label boxes as unimportant, such as “cat stuff”.
One of the biggest problems that you can encounter when it comes to packing necklaces and bracelets is avoiding them getting tangled. A great tip for packing these items is to use paper straws, or paper toilet roll inserts for larger chains, to prevent tangling. Thread your items through the paper straw and cut to size as necessary before doing up the clasp on your item. This can help to keep all of your items separate and avoid them getting tangled up with one another. You could also use Ziploc bags to store individual items but remember not to throw these away as they are reusable.
Another tricky item to store for moving is earrings, as they can easily get separated or lost during the move. A great way to store your earrings for moving is to use a thin foam sheet to pierce your earrings through and secure it with the earring back. You could also do something similar with a piece of card if you can’t find any foam to use for this. Another great way to transport earrings is to use pill pots or dividers, making sure you carefully place the same earrings together. Make sure that you provide enough padding too as these small items can get damaged if they end up getting thrown around in a moving box.
One of the easiest things to transport are rings and you can actually use the same pill organiser you used for your earrings. This will help to keep rings organised and together in one place. You could also use a hard sunglasses case to do the trick if you can secure it closed and avoid all of your rings spilling out. Why not repurpose an egg carton by placing your rings in the egg cup and using packing paper to fill up the rest of the cup? Secure the carton using strong tape but make sure to label it properly to avoid this getting thrown out!
By following our top tips you should be able to keep all of your jewellery safe from damage when moving home. However, accidents can still happen so you should make sure you take extra care. If you are still unsure about transporting expensive items then why not consider self storage. You can keep your prized belongings safe during the move and collect then them when you're ready!