There are certain goods that are made from precious, semi precious or other
metals. To move them safely while residential
is an issue of concern. The jewelery made of precious
metals like gold and silver are, in the first place, not allowed by almost
all the moving companies to be loaded on trucks. Therefore, it is not only
recommended but becomes necessary for the customers to carry them with
themselves. However, some metals like silver and brass are used for making
dishes, bowls and other decorative items too that can not be carried
personally with the clients. Then there are other metal objects like
bicycles, lawn and
that also run the risk of getting rust during
transportation. These items are carefully packed by the
packing and moving companies
to be transported to the new destination of the customer.
Packing Silver, Brass and Other Metals
Silver has the tendency to get tarnished when it comes in contact with air.
Thus, all silver pieces are enclosed completely in clean non-acid tissue
paper or plastic wrap. Bowls, tea sets etc. are wrapped carefully and packed
just like dishes and
Packing Gold Items
- Silverware as well as brass items are first wiped to make all the
surfaces clean. Materials such as clear plastic, tissue or bubble wrap,
that can't damage the finish, is used for wrapping them. It is ensured
that all packing supplies are
- Some more packing material is placed in the bottom of the box. The
wrapped metal items are put in the boxes. Boxes are sealed securely with
packing tape and marked fragile. Care is taken not to place
heavy boxes on these items to avoid crushing.
- If silverware is in a chest, then also they are wrapped individually
and repositioned in the chest. Alternatively, all empty spaces in the
chest are filled with tissue paper or paper towels. The chest is then
wrapped with a large bath towel.
- On bicycles and other metal objects, it is recommended to put a few
drops of oil to protect them from rust. There contact with other items
- The company makes sure to include the completed inventory form duly
signed by their representative as well as the customer.
Gold jewelery and other items are not transported by the moving companies.
They have to be carried personally by the customers. Care should be taken
while packing them. Old packages should not be used. Overpacking the gold
items with too much of protective materials is also not recommended. As far
as possible, tissue papers should not be used which makes it difficult to
remove the gold items safely. Instead, they should be packed in small
zip-lock bags and placed in the personal handbag or suitcase which should be
carried with utmost care.