A 200-gallon aquarium might make your house look cooler than any restaurant entryway ever, but it won’t do much wowing at your new place if it’s smashed into 50 bazillion pieces in the moving truck.
To pack it up right, you need the right equipment, says Laura McHolm, co-founder of Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving Co.
There are mirror boxes specially designed for glass—you can pick them up at hardware stores or directly from moving companies.
“There are special boxes for most household items,” McHolm says. “But be sure to always pack them in something.”