How to Handle Valuable and Delicate Items to Save Money?

How to Handle Valuable and Delicate Items to Save Money?

Daniel Hall 27/11/2021
How to Handle Valuable and Delicate Items to Save Money?

Valuable things are quite often very delicate.

Sacred objects, fine art, antiques, fragile electronic equipment, family heirlooms, original historical documents, coins and stamps, silverware, crystal chandeliers, and fine jewelry, among others, are often considered to be valuable and delicate. Here are some helpful ideas to help you save money when it comes to dealing with valuable and delicate items.

Shipping Insurance Software

Shipping insurance software is designed to help you keep track of the damages during shipping, damages that are insured. It electronically records incidents of damage and loss. As the folk at Cabrella explain, this type of software provides convenient access to copies of receipts for both expenses and insurance claims. Reports can be printed, containing information on all of your damaged shipments, organized by date shipped, the name of each item that was damaged or lost, serial numbers of those items, the amount claimed, the reason for the loss, and other information.

Bubble Wrap

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Bubble wrap is typically used for protecting fragile items during shipping, but it can also be used on a day-to-day basis to protect your precious belongings. Wrapping books in bubble wrap is especially effective when packing them in book boxes. This will help prevent the corners of the hardcover from bumping against the edges. Two or three layers of bubble wrap also make a great liner for the bottom of a box, as it will both protect the item and help prevent the fragile items from sliding around in transit. This way you'll save the money that would otherwise be used to replace the valuable item. 

Foam Padding

Foam padding is one of those things that you tend to overlook until it's too late. However, it is very important when packing fragile things to ensure that they are adequately protected. If you have a valuable vase or knick-knacks, wrap the item in bubble wrap or tissue paper before placing it in its box. You can also purchase foam padding from your local shipping supply store and place this between items where needed. This will help to protect the item from damage, and also provide a space cushion to prevent the item from bouncing around within its shipping box so that no additional money will be spent on restoring the value of the item when it is damaged.

Moisture Absorbing Silica Bags

Moisture absorbing silica bags are often used for packaging electronics or other items that can be damaged by moisture. You can use these in combination with foam padding for even more protection. It's important to keep these types of valuable items away from moisture because damage can cost you up to $1000 and upwards.

Label All Items

When shipping or storing expensive or delicate objects, make sure that they are labelled with a "Fragile" or "Handle with Care" label, and that they have warning labels applied to all sides of the box. This will help prevent them from being mishandled in transit by overzealous handlers. It is also important to clearly mark your boxes so that they don't get mixed up or misdelivered when shipping them. Also, you should always make sure to include the name and phone number of a contact person in case there is an emergency. This will save you from wasting money on finding lost items. 

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In conclusion, valuable and delicate items need to be handled with care in order to save money. This includes using shipping insurance software, bubble wrap, foam padding, moisture-absorbing silica bags and clearly marking all of these items as valuable or fragile. In addition, be sure to label them with a warning not to handle them roughly or mishandle them. This way, you will avoid the risks and costs of having to replace or fix your items.

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Daniel Hall

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Daniel Hall is an experienced digital marketer, author and world traveller. He spends a lot of his free time flipping through books and learning about a plethora of topics.

 

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