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A Comprehensive Guide to Safely Transporting Fragile Items Interstate

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a comprehensive guide to safely transporting fragile items interstate



So you are in the middle of packing your valuable possessions when you stumble upon delicate collectibles, priceless antiques, and fragile glass materials. Uh-oh! Your mind is immediately clouded with thoughts on the possible ways to safely ship the items interstate. Well, fret not. Your arrival here is most opportune as the blog sheds light on stress-free interstate transportation of fragile goods. If you adopt secure and strategic packaging and shipping plans, protective measures, and implement the best practices, you can avoid any shocks and bumps during shipment.

Chess Moving, a big-name establishment in the product and goods removalist industry, meets all the stipulations for safely shipping fragile items interstate. We have been associated with the industry for over 100 years and our highly experienced and adept professionals offer the best removal and storage service to residential and commercial clients. Our robust framework and exceptional quality services help us offer customised options to our clients and gain their trust.

If you are planning to move to a new house that is smaller in size than your current one, you are bound to face certain worries. For example, how will I fit all my things into the new house? Or, what belongings do I have to let go of? What happens if I realise after shifting that the place is too small to fit all my things? However, we are here to tell you that with a bit of planning and the right mindset, you can easily declutter and downsize your property greatly. And Chess Moving is right there to help you with the process.


To ensure a safe transit of your brittle items, you should adhere to the following steps:

Take Time and Assess

You should not be hasty while packing, otherwise, you will fail to take note of each fragile item while preparing for the transport. Packaging fragile assets requires the utmost concentration. You need to categorise properly and have the right stacking plan and boxes for glass, heavy, pottery, and other fragile items.

Opt for Protective Cushioning

You must invest in high-quality packaging materials so that they provide the essential buffer to prevent breakage. These include top-tier cardboard boxes, newspapers, foam peanuts, shrink wraps, bubble wraps, polystyrene foam, and more. You can use small double-walled boxes and packaging tape to reduce the bumping of materials against the side of the boxes.

Wrap Each Item Carefully

You should make time to wrap each fragile item carefully to prevent breaking. The interior of vases and glasses should have bubble wraps, along with an exterior bubble wrapping. Furthermore, you should pack the items in layers, placing the heavier items at the bottom and keeping the lighter items above them.

Label the Boxes

Once you are done packing all the items (regular and fragile), you will have a hard time ensuring extra precaution for the fragile items if you do not label the boxes. Thus, you should use a marker to label ‘FRAGILE ITEMS’ on all sides of the boxes to avoid confusion at the last minute.

Purchase Insurance

Opting for shipping insurance is a wise idea. Insurance helps in covering fragile items in case there are shipping errors or damages to the assets. Chess Moving has moving insurance plans, which assure you of financial compensation in the event of an accident. Although an expensive step, it ensures safe transportation. 

Select Appropriate Shipping Plan

It is imperative that to choose a transportation plan offering adequate security and time for the fragile goods to reach the destination safely. Each shipping plan comes with different assurance and security protocols. Thus, you should conduct a thorough study, weigh out the pros and cons, consider the legal requirements and taxes, and come to a decision.


A moving specialist comes in handy in several cases. A few of them have been highlighted below:

Prevention of Item Misplacement

Professional movers adhere to a systematic and organised approach to keep track of all your valuable possessions. We categorise the products, label the boxes in which they are stored, and stack them properly to prevent any loss.

Cost-Effective Route

A careful estimation will reveal the truth behind the expenses involved in DIY moving and professional transporting. When you hire a moving company like Chess Moving, you get to save big on truck rentals, furniture pads, and other equipment.

Fast and Reliable Service

A moving specialist gives you peace of mind. We cater to the unique requirements of clients and use cutting-edge practices for superior handling of equipment. Our professional movers are accountable and offer hassle-free and prompt services.

Avoiding Physical Injuries

Transporting items interstate can prove to be risky due to all the heavy lifting involved. However, with Chess Moving by your side, you need not twist your ankle or throw your back out. Professionals undergo training and have protective gear for easy lifting.

WHY CHoose us?

Clients opt for Chess Moving due to the following reasons:

100+ Years of Experience

Chess Moving is a locally-owned removalist company associated with the trade for over a century. We know the ins and outs of the industry, standard and contemporary practices, and understand individualised client requirements. Our team of highly qualified, proficient, and experienced professionals is committed to providing safe, quick, and premium interstate shipment service.

Guaranteed Quality Assurance

We offer end-to-end service, courtesy of strategic positioning of our offices in every Australian state capital. We do not outsource any aspect of our process to third parties. Our offices control the delivery at the required destination. We reduce the logistical burden of transporting fragile items through tailored door-to-door services, including packing, unpacking, lucrative storage options, crating design and assembly, etc.

Affordable Pricing

We offer the best rates for interstate, international, local moving, furniture removal, etc. Chess Moving has the necessary resources, effective management plans, technologies, and national relationships to bring the cost down of transporting fragile items significantly. Moreover, our moving insurance covers damage and losses to your valuable items during transit.

Compliance with Industry Standards

We follow all the existing Australian regulations and codes of practice. Chess Moving is certified as per the following standards:

  • Occupational Health & Safety (AS/NZS 4801: 2001)
  • Quality Management (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015)

Our integrated management system complies with ISO 9001 and we continually assess risks. A few of our branches are accredited with FIDI/FAIM.

Excellent Customer Service

We strive to ensure maximum client satisfaction. Our team continually seeks feedback from our clients to work on our inconsistencies and enhance the process for offering unparalleled services. Our courteous staff are always happy to answer your queries and offer valuable recommendations to guide you through every step of the move.

dependable interstate item shipment service


If you wish to transport invaluable fragile assets from one state to another in Australia at a reasonable rate, then Chess Moving comes second to none. We take care of the whole process and let you have a stress-free experience.

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