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Damage Prone Items During Transport To Remember

Broken Glass

When moving home one of the biggest worries that many people have is keeping their items in the same condition from their old property to their new one. This may sound obvious to some but it is easy to forget some items that may need additional thought during the packing preparation.


Often pieces of furniture are large in size compared to other items when moving and can be surprisingly fragile. If the furniture piece can be disassembled then this should be done before loading the furniture item on to the van. Having the furniture item in separate pieces means that they are less likely to break during transport and can be protected and secured properly.

Using a reliable company such as Kitsons Transport Ltd means that the removals team are provided with all the necessary equipment required to protect furniture items properly during transport including security straps and protective padding blankets. Our team can also assist with disassembly of furniture items when possible.

Pottery / Glassware

This may seem like an obvious one but the removals team at Kitsons Transport Ltd often see glassware and pottery not packaged adequately increasing the risk of damage and breakages during transport.

Ideally the glassware or pottery should be wrapped in soft material such as old clothes or bubble wrap. The box can then be packing with old paper or kitchen towels for additional protection.

Framed Items

If you are transporting framed items such as wall paintings or mirrors they can be susceptible to damage if they aren’t taken care of properly. The first step is to make sure the mirror is packed correctly which can be done in a number of ways. The simplest, but most expensive, is to buy premade mirror moving boxes which are available at various outlets online.

Alternatively you can pack the mirrors yourself by laying them face up, wrapping them in old towels and covering each side with a piece of cardboard. For a more detailed guide on packing mirrors for safe travel read these Top 7 Tips For Packing Mirrors.


One of the most common heavy items that is transported when moving homes is the household piano. These are very heavy, awkward to move and incredibly delicate meaning that they are prone to damage if not handled correctly. The only real safe way to prepare your piano for a safe move is hire an expert who have the correct professional equipment at hand such as anti mark trolleys, protective padding, security straps and not to mention experience! Kitsons Transport Ltd are a speciality piano removal company meaning that we have decades of experience with moving pianos, for more information read our piano removals information.

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