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Creative Ways to Pack Jewelry For a Move

creative ways to pack jewelery Move

  1. Don't Let Your Jewelry Suffer
  2. Household Items to Protect Your Necklaces and Bracelets
  3. Ways to Keep Track of Earrings During a Move
  4. Ultimately, It's Up to You to Take Precautions

1. Don't Let Your Jewelry Suffer 

Thankfully, humans in the modern day have adopted some of the same characteristics of the computers and smartphones that we have so strongly integrated into to our lives. That is, we can multitask like machines. Even though multitasking is a finely tuned skill for many people, it is still a struggle to get anything done efficiently when moving. People find themselves unable to keep up with the high demands of a busy moving day. However, it is unfair to make your precious and expensive jewelry go down with you. With just a few simple steps, you can ensure that your jewels stay in pristine condition throughout the move. Preventing jewelry items from getting lost, tangled, smashed, or broken is something that should always be done, even on the worst of moves. 

2. Household Items to Protect Your Necklaces and Bracelets

These items are some of the trickiest things to move without tangling or otherwise damaging them. Jewelry with long, thin chains like this can get damaged by getting caught in other pieces. They may also get wound around themselves, which will result in a lot of time spent untangling microscopic chains that may not hold up with all the yanking. You should take the time to properly pack and prepare your jewelry for transport before the move comes around. 

Straws: this is one of the easiest ways to prevent chains from becoming tangled. Use regular drinking straws to slip on either side of the necklace, then join the two ends together. This will make it impossible for the chains to become tangled within each other. 

Toilet Rolls: these serve the same purpose at straws. If thicker chains do not fit in straws, you can use toilet paper rolls in the same way. While it may not be the most visually appealing, it sure beats wearing a necklace with knots in it. 

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After making sure that the long jewelry won’t get tangled up, you should shift your attention to protecting the entirety of your items. You can use soft wrapping paper to cover the items tightly. Using soft paper will prevent the jewelry from scuffing or being smashed under heavier items such as furniture or boxes that may slide around. Don’t use paper that has print on it, as the ink will come off and leave stains on your priceless metals. Packing paper is good for this purpose. Food plastic wrap will also serve you well here since it will act as a sealant for the paper. You can also use bubble wrap if you really want to protect your jewelry, but it will make everything have a larger volume than what is practical for moving such small items. 

Rubber Bands: you may want to make use of rubber bands after all of the protective layers have been applied. This will ensure that everything stays together until you get all of your jewelry where it needs to go. 

Plastic Bags: if you don’t have a case dedicated to your jewelry, then you can place the wrapped items into a food storage bag to protect it from moisture, as well as to ensure that nothing gets lost. 

3. Ways to Keep Track of Earrings During a Move

It is very easy for earrings to get lost during the move because they are so small. So, it is best to take extra steps to prevent them from becoming lost or damaged. Something to remember when packing, do not ever leave your jewelry inside of any furniture such as in a dresser drawer. 

Cardboard: you can cut up small pieces of cardboard from an old box to stick your earrings on. Use a pen to poke holes through the pieces, then place the earrings in the holes and use the fasteners to secure them onto the cardboard. This method works better for long earrings, but will also work for shorter earrings if you use thinner cardboard. This should be rather simple.

Pill Containers: you can place smaller or more oddly shaped earrings into pill containers to prevent them from getting tangled up or lost. Wrap the pill organizer in the protective paper to prevent it from opening during transport. 

Jewelry Box: after you have wrapped your items securely, you should place them in a protective jewelry box so they get to your new home safely. If you don’t have a jewelry box, then you can use plastic food storage bags. Again, these are great for preventing moisture damage. It would be even more helpful to label whatever you put your jewelry into, whether it's a bag, box, or anything else that may safely hold and protect your jewelry.

4. Ultimately, It’s Up to You to Take Precautions

A vast majority of moving companies will not move your more expensive jewelry. This is for the best because they should not be trusted with such expensive possessions. The men that will do your move, no matter how sweet they are, will not value your prized possessions the way you do. You could go on and on about how much a necklace means to you, but at the end of the day, it is just a meaningless item that they are getting paid to move. If left unattended or without paying attention to it, your jewelry may slip, slide, and fall through cracks, which means you probably wouldn't see it again.

You should place all of your jewelry in a box and keep it in your vehicle with you. This will greatly reduce the likelihood of anything happening to them. If you are moving a long distance and flying to your new destination, then you can carry the jewelry in your carry-on baggage. You can also ship your jewelry via UPS or another company with expedited, first-class shipping as an option for delivery. This may be an option for someone who is moving internationally. Something you may want to do during the move is to keep a checklist or inventory list of your expensive items. 

5. After the Move

If you discover that, even after going the extra mile to prevent it from happening, your jewelry gets tangled or damaged, you may have to take it to a jewelry store for repairs. If the knots aren't too bad, then some tweezers and a little bit of patience may do the trick. If you've hired a packing service, you might want to ask them for suggestions as well. They don't need to pack your valuables necessarily, but they may have some more ideas on how to maintain items such as jewelry. Once you're all finished moving and you find yourself sorting thru your jewelry, this is when the inventory or checklist will come in handy. This is a way to make sure all of your expensive or sentimental items you treasure have arrived safe and sound at your new home with you.

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