Here’s how to pack like our pros.
Need some pointers on how to pack your glass angel figurines? Unsure of where to start? These tips are a guideline or recommendation of our best practices. We can always pack for you, but if you’re looking to pack yourself we’ve got the packing tips you need.
- Pack items that you use the least often first.
- Tape the bottom of every box; tape the top closed tightly when full. Run two strings of tape along the side and one strip down the center. (If the box is still not strong enough, apply more tape on the sides.)
- Duct tape is not your friend! Always use packing tape, duct tape doesn’t stick to corrugated cardboard boxes.
- Use small boxes for heavier items; larger boxes for light weight, bulky items.
- Wrap small and/or fragile items individually; use packing paper, ink on newsprint can stain your belongings.
- Stuff the top, bottom and sides of boxes with paper; towels and lightweight blankets also may be used for padding and cushioning. The more fragile the item, the more cushioning needed this helps prevent shifting, rubbing and possible breakage.
- As you finish with each carton, list the contents on the side of the carton (for easy viewing while cartons are stacked) and the room where it belongs. Group boxes together that belong in the same room.
Don't pack these items.
- Money, securities, valuable papers or jewelry. Keep them with you.
- Flammable items: aerosol cans, paints, gasoline, etc.
- Perishable times: frozen foods, produce, plants, etc.
- Soaps, polishes or medicines.
- Kitchenware or other heavy items in boxes with dishware.