Plates, glasses, and pictures aren’t the only fragile things to be concerned about when moving. In fact, you may find that your most precious items are much smaller than these items – so small that losing them is a bigger concern than breaking them. We are, of course, referring to your jewelry pieces.
Packing jewelry to move isn’t hard, but it does require following some steps to keep it both findable and intact. Here is a guide to how to pack jewelry for moving or even just travel:
First, Take Inventory
Take inventory of all of your jewelry items before you start the packing process. As part of this, be sure to make a written list. This way, you can compare against it as you pack, and then compare again when you unpack. It’ll make it much easier to spot if anything has been overlooked or lost.
Decide Which Packing Methods to Use
Since jewelry comes in different shapes, forms, and sizes, the best way to pack jewelry for traveling depends on the details. Some things are small enough to fit inside of straws, while others can be packed in toilet paper rolls.
If you have necklaces and are concerned about them tangling together, you may want to string them through individual egg cartons. For this method, punch two holes in the carton top and have it “wear” the jeweled part (if there is one) inside of the carton. Clasp the necklace on the outside of the top. You can also put your necklaces in individual Ziploc bags.
Other ways to keep small items together include using buttons as earring holders. For this method, just use the holes in the buttons as “ear holes” for pierced earrings. Attaching items to business cards also works. You can poke earrings through them, put holes in the cards to attach necklaces, or just tape items to them.
When at home, many people put their jewelry into a bowl or other open containers for easy access. If you’re one of them, you have it easy. Just cover your entire container with high-quality cling wrap to seal everything inside, and then box.
If you already use an actual jewelry box, all you need to do is to secure all of the openings or drawers, and you’re all set.
Organize Your Jewelry
If you use a method other than your usual bowl or jewelry box, you should organize all of your jewelry. Plastic lunch bags are great for this. You can also use a travel jewelry case.
You May Need to Take Your Jewelry with You on Moving Day
In many cases, movers won’t handle highly expensive or sentimental items like jewelry. In this case, or if you’re worried, take it to your new home on your own.
Hire Movers for Everything Else
For a stress-free experience, have Tiger Moving & Storage take care of all of your other moving needs. Our licensed crews will make short work of the job, and thanks to their training and experience, you’ll have peace of mind.
- Write down an inventory of all of your jewelry items
- Attach your jewelry to larger items, such as business cards, to help prevent loss.
- If you already use a bowl or box for your jewelry, you just need to seal the container in order to be ready.
- You may need to take your jewelry to your new location yourself. Call us for details.
- Remember to hire Tiger Moving & Storage to handle all of your larger items.
To get a quote, ask about specific services, or schedule your move, just contact us here at Tiger Moving & Storage. We’ll be glad to help make your transition easier.