When it comes time to move, one of the most important things to remember is to pack your jewelry securely. If you don't take precautions when packing jewelry, your jewelry can easily become damaged or lost in transit. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to pack your jewelry for moving. Whether you’re packing fine pieces or costume jewelry, follow these packing jewelry tips and you can rest assured that your precious jewels will arrive at your new home safe and sound!
Take Inventory of Your Jewelry
Before you start packing your jewelry, it is important to take inventory of everything you have. This will help you determine what needs to be packed and will also give you a chance to clean and inspect each piece.
Be sure to gather all of your jewelry in one place before you start packing. This will make it significantly easier to keep track of everything. Once you have everything gathered, sort through it and decide what you want to keep and what can be sold or donated.
As you are looking through your jewelry, make note of any pieces that need repairs or that are missing stones so you don't have to wonder if they broke while on transit or if they already were broken and you did not notice.
Once you have taken inventory of your jewelry, get your packing paper and bubble wrap ready, you can start packing!
How To Pack Jewelry When Moving
Once you have everything gathered and are ready to start the moving jewelry process, sort through your pieces and decide what you want to take with you and what can be left behind.
If you have any sentimental jewelry, such as an engagement ring or a family heirloom, you will want to take extra care in packing these items. If these specific pieces have significant value, it may be best to carry them with you so they're always in your possession. If the monetary value of the items is significant, it may be best to utilize insured registered mail or an armored carrier service to ensure their delivery.
Take a look at your pieces of jewelry and decide how you want to pack them. If you have a lot of small items, such as earrings or charms, you may want to consider placing them in a jewelry box with dividers. This will keep everything organized and prevent your smaller pieces from getting lost.
If you have larger pieces of jewelry, such as necklaces or bracelets, it is best to wrap each piece individually in soft material. You can then place them in a jewelry box or pouch.
Once you have all of your jewelry packed, be sure to label each box or pouch so that you know what is inside. This will save you time and frustration when you are unpacking at your new home.
Various Tools For Storing Jewelry
There are many methods that people use to store their jewelry. Some methods are better than others, depending on the type of jewelry you have and your personal preferences.
A jewelry box and a jewelry roll are some of the best options for storing your jewelry, especially if you have a lot of small pieces. Jewelry boxes often come with compartments and dividers to help keep everything organized. Jewelry boxes are our recommended method for storing and transporting most jewelry.
Similar to the jewelry roll and box, a jewelry pouch is another good option for storing jewelry, particularly if you have delicate items that could get tangled. Pouches can be made of soft fabric or leather and often have a drawstring closure.
DIY Household Item Storing Methods
We strongly recommend utilizing a jewelry box over the following methods, however if you are short on time these items may be able to save you!
Many household items can be used as makeshift yet useful tools for jewelry. A prime example of this is the straw. If you are storing multiple necklaces together, you can thread the chain of each necklace through a different straw and attach each necklace. This will keep your necklaces from tangling and is a useful method to pack necklaces.
A pill case can be used to store small jewelry pieces such as earring studs. If you are using multiple pill cases be sure to label each one!
Many people use buttons to pack earrings. You may thread the posts of your earrings through the button holes and fasten the backs on the other side. This ingenious tip will keep your earring pairs together forever.
Ziploc Bags and Plastic Wrap
Ziploc and other forms of sandwich bags are a good way to keep your wrist jewelry separate while it's in transit and it is likely you will even be able to reuse most of the bags after they've been unpacked if needed.
Toilet Paper Roll
This is very similar to the straw method used with necklaces, however, using toilet paper rolls is more appropriate for chunkier necklaces or bracelets. Simply thread the bracelet or necklace through the roll and then clasp it together to prevent tangled necklaces. This is a neat little trick to pack bracelets and necklaces.
When transporting exceedingly valuable jewelry it may be a good idea to utilize an insured registered mail shipment or an armored courier service to ensure you do not lose the jewelry or put yourself at risk of theft or even an attack.
Insured Registered Mail Shipment
You can ship your jewelry to your destination by using the mail courier of your choice.
It is always a good idea to do the following:
- Ask for a return receipt from the courier.
- Buy insurance for your package through the courier.
- Plan to arrive at your destination at a similar time as the package so it's not sitting in an office for too long.
Armored Courier Services For Very Expensive Pieces
You can drop your jewelry package off at one of their distribution centers and the service will store, insure, and ship the package for you. Most services offer at-home delivery and give you the option to pick it up from one of their centers. This is a great option for valuable items and expensive jewelry.
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By following these tips, you can be more confident that your jewelry will arrive at your new home safely and soundly. No matter how much or how little jewelry you have, it is always best to take extra care when packing these precious items, regardless if they are fine pieces, costume jewelry, or any other jewelry. A little time and effort now will save you a lot of headaches later!