What Is the Best Way to Package Fragile Items for Shipping?

best way to package fragile items for shipping

One of the most asked questions about moving on Google is, “What is the best way to package fragile items for shipping?” We would like to answer this question with a simple guide. However, as professional art handlers, we can’t do that because there is no definite answer. What are you shipping? Crystal glasses, antique porcelain, Murano chandelier, or a vintage mirror in a massive ornate frame? Are you going to ship it by truck or by plane? When it comes to choosing the safest way to transport fragile items, every detail matters.

Is There the Best Way to Package Fragile Items for Shipping?

Let us start by saying, there is no one best way to package fragile items for shipping. “The best way” usually depends on many specific characteristics of the item being shipped, as well as the method of transportation. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and analyze a specific situation.

Every household has glassware, so it seems that everyone has had to move glassware at some point in their lives. Recently, we published a guide to moving antique glassware, but the rules mentioned there are also applicable to the transportation of basic glassware. You need to wrap each piece of glassware separately, using packing paper and bubble wrap. Besides, you need to make sure there is no empty space in the box and avoid putting anything on top of it. Easy enough?

But now is an important point: if you want to ship the same items but over a long distance by air or by sea, a standard cardboard box will not work. In this case, it is essential to order a custom wooden crate. Most companies that specialize in shipping fragile items offer this service, and Fine Art Shippers is no exception. Our crates are designed to keep fragile items safe during transportation over long distances and protect them from temperature changes and other potential risks.

Unfortunately, one blog is not enough to describe all types of fragile items and the ideal ways to transport them. If you are still wondering what is the best way to package fragile items for shipping, the Fine Art Shippers team will be happy to answer your questions. All you need to do is to contact us by phone, email, or via the free quote form on our website.