A cheap move is never an easy event. Among the tasks that bring with them their share of hassle is packing the various items before they are put in boxes. This is a time-consuming task, as each item will need to be carefully wrapped individually before being put into the appropriate box. If this step is not properly prepared, fragile objects may be damaged during transport. This is why many private individuals use protective solutions, including the following.

Bubble wrap 

Widely used for the packaging of fragile objects, this essential is an effective shock barrier, providing optimal protection for the most delicate objects such as glasses, cups, vases, collectibles, trinkets, and even electronic devices. For an inexpensive move, there is the economical bubble wrap. Environmentalists, on the other hand, can use biodegradable bubble wrap, which deteriorates once used in heat and daylight. Also, for the protection of electronic objects, there is antistatic bubble wrap. This protection solution is sold in rolls, although it is possible to use a pre-cut bubble wrap dispenser.

The foam sheet in pre-cut format 

Whether you wrap it around fragile objects or use it to wedge different items, this protection solution is very effective. It is ideal for protecting objects against scratches that can be caused by friction during transport. It can be used to protect objects with sensitive surfaces such as telephones, shelves, DVDs, CDs, mirrors, etc. For your information, foam paper is also available in rolls which, like bubble wrap, can be put in a dispenser box for better use.

Corrugated cardboard 

This material offers optimal protection to objects as it has a good thickness which serves to keep the items safe from shocks. It can be used, for example, to insert plates and saucers, while protecting the inner walls of the packaging cardboard. 100% recyclable, this solution adapts to the needs of the majority of users.

Other materials to protect fragile objects

There are a multitude of other solutions to protect or wedge the various objects in a box, such as :

- Kraft paper: this is a very resistant material usually used for making bags and sacks. This solution can be used for both protection and wedging.

- Polystyrene "chips": these small pieces are used to support fragile objects and even to fill the gap between them, as well as on the inner walls of the cartons.

- Cushioning pads: this is a very useful air cushion for wedging objects but also for filling gaps, whatever their size.

- The cushioning pads: these pieces of shock-resistant foam are used to wedge fragile objects, preventing them from moving and rubbing against each other. They absorb the voids between the different items, ensuring maximum safety.

- The polyethylene sheath: this solution, available in rolls, is used to protect glass bottles or even vases from scratches that may be caused by rubbing against surfaces or objects at risk. It can also be used to protect furniture such as tables and desks, protecting their corners.

- Cushioning particles: just like chips, these small shapes serve to cushion shocks and fill the gap between different items.

- Spacers: These are cardboard boxes used as spacers between plates, glasses, knick-knacks or other fragile objects.

How to move cheaply?

One of the tips to ensure an economical move for a private individual is to buy a cheap moving kit, as it is cheaper than buying each solution separately. Depending on the vendor, these kits can be made up of around thirty or forty standard boxes, adhesive tape, moving straps, mattress covers, cardboard sheets for dividers, permanent markers and labels, among other things. To take advantage of lower prices, it is recommended that you buy a cheap 'second-hand' moving kit. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)