When it comes to decorations, candles are a must-have for all seasons, whether in spring or winter.
So, when it comes to moving house, we have to think of ways to preserve our candles with both their quality and shape.
You can do that if you hire professional movers like the H2H moving team who handle packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, and more with extra care.
Contact the moving team via their website and check if they are available for your dates.
However, if you decide to do it all on your own, we have some short tips and tricks below. Stay tuned!
Packing Your Candles
When packing your candles, you shouldn’t throw them with the rest of your decorations in one box. You have to pack them separately.
If you have some large pillar candles, you have to get bigger heavy-duty boxes to support their weight. If you have smaller candles, you can put them in small containers, or a shoebox could work, too.
You should gather all of the candles in one spot to determine what size of boxes you should get.
Note: protect your glass candles by wrapping them in bubble wrap, cleaning rags or towels. Don’t use new towels since the wax might melt into them.
When it comes to skinny and votive candles, you should wrap them in wax paper or tissue paper individually and tape them to hold the paper together.
Then, fill any of the empty spaces to keep your candles from hitting one another with packing peanuts or bubble wrap.
Finally, tape the box and label it with FRAGILE and DO NOT STACK labels.
Candles in Storage
You may wonder how long candles can last in storage, and it typically depends. Usually, candles should be used within 1 to 2 years from their purchase. If you decide to store them somewhere, make sure that they have air conditioning so they don’t melt.
Aside from melting, candles can rot or expire if you’re buying them from organic shops. The shelf life of any candle depends on the wax it’s made of.
You can get soy candles, beeswax candles, or paraffin wax ones. The soy candles last around a year and a half, beeswax candles have no expiration date, and paraffin wax can last forever. Such paraffin candles are Yankee Candles.
Generally, this is all the advice we can give right now for your candles. We hope your move goes well and you keep those candles in shape. Basically, put them in temperature-controlled environments and don’t let anyone damage their shape by putting heavy weight on top of them.
Once the move is made, you can light up one of the candles, make yourself a good cup of tea and relax with a good book.