How to Transfer the ashes into the urn Safely? The process of transferring ashes to an urn is quite simple; just follow a few guidelines to ensure everything is done correctly.
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The Most Important Things You Need to Know:
- Not every urn can be stored outdoor. Only urns specifically designed for outdoor use can be exposed to atmospheric conditions. You can find them here: https://www.rememberme-forever.com/product-category/outdoor-urns/
- If you have received a plastic bag for the ashes, please use it! This will provide additional protection for the ashes in case of damage. Tie the bag with a plastic zip tie.
- Secure the closure of the urn with adhesive or silicone. Depending on the urn’s design, after placing the ashes inside, seal the lid or the screw-opening with high-quality adhesive.
- Read the entire article carefully! We will present methods of transferring ashes to urns with various constructions.
How Do You Receive Ashes from the Crematorium?
Crematoriums provide the family with the deceased’s ashes in a plastic bag, packed in a temporary urn. This urn is often made of plastic or cardboard. Crematorium or Funeral Home Staff also offer the service of transferring ashes to the urn upon the family’s request. If you don’t feel comfortable handling the remains, you can provide us with the shipping address to the specified Crematorium or Funeral Home. This way, you can receive the ashes already transferred to the proper urn.
Gathering the Required Materials for transfer the ashes into the urn
Before you begin the transfer process, it is crucial to gather all the necessary materials. Here’s a list of items you will need:
- An urn: Choose an urn. Consider factors such as size, material, design, and personalization options.
- Protective gear: Wear gloves and a face mask.
- A clean, well-lit workspace: Find a quiet and comfortable area where you can perform the transfer without any distractions.
- Clear the workspace of any clutter or objects that may hinder the transfer process.
Transferring the ashes into the urn – Top-Opening Urns
Most adult urns are designed to accommodate a plastic bag for the ashes. After opening the urn, gently place the plastic bag inside and slowly transfer the contents into the urn. Ensure that the bag is securely closed with a plastic zip tie or tightly tied with a string. Then gently push the contents into the urn and seal it.
A prepared urn is now ready to be placed in the appropriate location.
How to transfer the ashes into the urn – Bottom-Opening Urns
In the case of bottom-opening urns, the process is a bit more complicated. It’s important to flip the urn upside down before transferring the ashes to avoid scratching the top.
It’s also crucial to mark how the bottom is screwed before removing it. This is important for screwing it back on in the same way. The screw holes on the urn must align with the holes on the removed lid.
After unscrewing the bottom, follow a similar process as with top-opening urns. Place the plastic bag inside and transfer the ashes. Close the bag with a plastic zip tie or tie it securely with a string. Before closing, check if the adhesive stickers are in the same place they were before unscrewing the lid. Be careful not to let the plastic bag with the ashes get caught between the urn and the lid while closing. It’s recommended to apply adhesive to the joining parts of the bottom lid and the urn.
How to transfer the ashes into the urn with a Screw Opening
If the opening is large enough, you can insert a plastic bag beforehand and proceed as in the previous cases. If the opening is not suitable for this, transfer the ashes directly into the urn. Use a funnel to prevent the ashes from spilling out. Then apply adhesive to the threads and close the urn. See detailed instructional video for more information.
Sealing the Cremation Urn
If you’ve chosen an urn with a small opening for transferring ashes, for safety reasons, you should seal the joining parts with adhesive or silicone.
You can purchase such silicone at any household or hardware store. Carefully spread the silicone on the connection between the urn and the lid.
If you have any doubts about transferring ashes to an urn, please contact us. You can also ask the Crematorium or Funeral Home to perform this task.