Don’t Pack These 5 Items Yourself When Moving From Dubai

Without proper planning, expertise and resources, a lot can go wrong when you’re moving from Dubai. For example, if you don’t pack fragile and sensitive items with the right materials, they can get damaged in transit. That’s why it’s recommended that you let professional international movers and packers in Dubai tackle this challenging task. The experts at DXI Logistics and ServiceMarket have compiled a list of items that you shouldn’t pack yourself.

1) Fragile items made of glass and breakable materials

Whether you are shipping furniture with glass features, decorative crystal bowls, or a chandelier, fragile and breakable materials pose a packing challenge. Professional relocation services in Dubai may recommend that you transport chandeliers in special crates with padding and protection to prevent individual delicate pieces from scratching or shattering. Similarly, glassware will be safest in specifically designed boxes with individual compartments. For any fragile, breakable material, professionals will know the safest packing procedure and come prepared with the necessary materials.  

2) Antiques 

Antiques – whether they are family heirlooms or a vase that once belonged to royalty – can be extremely valuable or hold sentimental value. If they have survived decades or even centuries, you definitely don’t want them to get damaged during a move. Play it safe, and leave the packing to professional international movers and packers. As an added safety measure you can have your antiques appraised and insured. 

3) Artwork and collectables

Are you the proud owner of a masterpiece by a famous or local artist? Did you bring back a priceless sculpture from your travels abroad? If you are a collector, or even have two or three pieces of fine art, you want to make sure they complete the move without any damage or even a scratch. In either case, not only would they lose visual appeal but also value. Professionals can help you transport this precious cargo by making sure it is properly packed and insulated against damage. 

4) Electronic Items

Electronics are especially vulnerable to breaking and damage during a move. Proper packing is needed to make sure devices such as such as LCD or LED TVs that have giant screens arrive safely in your new home. Stereo systems and computer screens also need to be protected. A cracked screen can be difficult or impossible to replace and you can lose a lot of money. Professionals can recommend crating these items, or packing them in cardboard boxes with multiple protective layers of styrofoam and other appropriate padding material to prevent damage from vibrations and shocks. 

5) Bulky, unusually shaped items

Finally, you may need to transport bulky items or items that require careful handling or disassembly such as a grandfather clock, a pool table, or a piano. For example, simply throwing a blanket on a piano won’t ensure that finely-tuned hammers, strings, pedals, and keys wont get damaged – not to mention the fine polish of the wood. For a grandfather clock, the trick is to first disassemble and make sure the sensitive mechanism doesn’t get damaged. You won’t have to worry about such challenges and can have peace of mind if you hire the right international moving company. 

Make your move easier by outsourcing these tasks to professional international movers and packers in Dubai like DXI Logistics through ServiceMarket. 

DXI Logistics prides itself in being one of the leading logistics companies in the Middle East and GCC Region. Supported by its own offices and associates worldwide, DXI Logistics employs a team of professionals that follow up and follow through on each and every transaction.

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