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Everyone knows that packing is the hardest part of relocation. Furniture seems like the item hardest to pack. After all, they are big and heavy. Luckily, you don’t have to move your furniture by yourself as you can hire one of the best moving and storage companies NYC has. You might be surprised to learn that the smallest items are usually the hardest to pack. Additionally, movers shouldn’t pack all your items. For example, you shouldn’t let professional movers pack your personal documents or jewelry. It doesn’t matter how much the moving company is trustworthy, some items you have to pack yourself. Now, packing your jewelry when moving seems easy as they are not big or heavy. However, the biggest problem with moving jewelry is that you can easily lose them. For this reason, here are a few tips for how to move your jewelry and what is the best way to pack them.

What is the best way for packing your jewelry when moving?

Who would have thought that packing jewelry would be hard? But when you think carefully, there are a couple of factors that support this claim. First, most jewelry is expensive and can be worth more than some furniture. Additionally, jewelry is usually a part of family heirdom and can’t be easily replaced. Of course, not all jewelry is expensive or rare. Costume jewelry is not expensive but it can have sentimental value. For this reason, they also are not easily replaceable. Additionally, jewelry is not one of the items you should put in storage to make your relocation easier. Therefore, you will have to move all your jewelry. One of the problems is also that jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets easily tangle if not packed properly. So, when you want to pack your jewelry, you should do the following:

  • Make a plan
  • Make an inventory
  • Good packing supplies
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You will have to pack your jewelry

Why should you make a plan?

If you don’t know where to start, you should make a plan. Preparing for a relocation is not easy and it can be quite complicated. If you think that hiring packing services NYC is enough, you got it wrong. Professional movers will help you a lot and their services are priceless. However, moving is not this easy, especially if you have a large home. It’s easy to get lost in what you have to do and what you have already done. Therefore, you should first make a moving plan. The moving plan is like a guide that will make you’re moving much easier to do. You can make a moving plan for packing your whole household or just a certain room. It’s up to you. Additionally, you can make a couple of moving plans. As you complete one, you can make another one for packing other parts of your home.

Do you need to make an inventory?

Having an inventory is very useful in a couple of situations such as during relocation or keeping items in a climate controlled storage Manhattan. It’s hard to keep track of all your items and especially jewelry. You probably know how many pieces of furniture you have in your home. However, you hardly can know how many necklaces or earrings you have. For this reason, you should go through your jewelry collection and see how much you actually have. Additionally, you should separate your jewelry into different categories such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. It would be also wise to declutter some of your jewelry. Sure, it’s not simple to declutter your items. But when you start preparing for a relocation, you will see how much decluttering is important. As you will have fewer items to move, you will spend less money on your relocation.

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You should make an inventory before you start packing your jewelry when moving

How to pack necklaces?

Necklaces are very beautiful and long. For this reason, they will easily tangle if not stored properly. Untangling your necklaces after the move for a night out is very irritating. For this reason, there are ways to avoid tangles and keep accessories tidy. Putting all your necklaces in one box is certainly not the best solution. Instead, you can use a travel jewelry box organizer or roll organizer. You can put these organizers in a plastic bin or cardboard box if you want. The same packing process is for packing bracelets as they are very similar to necklaces. You can also use your current organizer if you have one. It’s important to put your necklaces in an organizer or box from where they can’t fall out and get lost. If you want a cheap solution, you can use straws to prevent necklace tangles.

How to pack rings?

Packing rings is much simpler than packing necklaces. Rings can’t get tangled and they are not big. The best way to pack your rings is in a box with a lid. You can use any box, but the best one would be plastic bins with lids. Of course, if you get a jewelry organizer or bag, they already have a place for rings. You can also use zip bags and then put these bags in one moving box. The earrings are also easy to pack. Some people use button holes to keep their earrings safe during moving. However, if you don’t have time to put each earring through the button whole, you can just put them in a small box or ziplock bag. Additionally, you can put all your packed jewelry in one bigger moving box that will travel with you.

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The best way to pack rings is to use jewelry organizers

Is it hard to pack jewelry?

Packing your jewelry when moving is not the hardest part of moving preparation. Sure, it requires some time and your attention. Additionally, you will probably leave packing jewelry for the last. For this reason, it might seem like the hardest part. Therefore, you should start your moving preparation in advance, so that you don’t have to rush packing your items. Good moving preparation is a half relocation already done. Make your moving plan, get good packing supplies, and find a reliable moving company, and you won’t have to worry about anything.

About Author

Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011