How To Pack Lamps: An Easy Guide
When you're moving to another place, one of the most challenging things to pack are fragile items with irregular shapes. Several objects might start flooding your imagination right now, but we're talking about your beloved lamps. This article will show you an easy guide on how to pack lamps, so they're safe from the rough realities of transit.
An Easy Guide To Packing Lamps
Lamps, as both decorative and collectible items, can have significant value. And it's only fair to know how to pack lamps, so you don't suffer the loss of these beloved household ornaments.
How To Pack Regular House Lamps For Moving
Things you need:
- Boxes with different sizes
- Fragile label stickers
- Label markers
- Packing tape
- Foam and cushion for filling
- Air-filled plastic pad
- Bubble wraps
- Plain packing paper
Step 1 - Unplug the lamps.
Step 2 - Take apart your lamp down to the very last piece.
Step 3 - Pack your cords and secure them with a rubber band.
Step 4 - Screws used for attaching must be packed in a separate bag with a label.
Step 5 - To pack your lightbulbs, wrap them individually in layers of bubble wrap and secure them with tape. Make sure you pack them all in 1 box labeled 'Fragile' with the gaps filled in.
Warning: Incandescent bulbs are hazardous and must be disposed of before transfer.
Step 6 - To pack your lampshades, use plain packing paper in a separate box. Fill the box's gaps with padding or cloths, so the shade doesn't move around the box during transit.
Step 7 - You can be more lenient when packing lamp bases but be cautious when handling any metal, so they don't get bent during transfer.
Additional Tips For Packing Lamps
Some lamps may require a little bit more care during packing. In learning how to pack lamps, we should understand some of these basic reminders:
- Always have a packing plan for your lamps.
- Measure your lamp and its parts separately and purchase boxes accordingly.
- Label all the boxes used for your lamps with the corresponding description of their pieces so you won't have a difficult time unpacking them.
- Unpack your lamp and its components the moment you arrive to avoid further damage.
- Use the foam and air-filled padding to fill in the gaps of your boxes.
- Use plain packing paper to avoid color transfer to your lamp's material.
- Do not expose the boxes to extreme temperatures.
- You can also hire a professional to pack the lamps for you, especially if they're high-value vintage lamps or chandeliers.
- Make use of specialty dividers for boxing smaller components of your lamp.
- Utilize additional padding for sharp edges or pointed metallic parts of the lamp, so it doesn't get bent out of shape.
Our lamps are decorative items that look good in our home but are challenging when stored or moved. Moving and storage can be problematic for many reasons, but knowing how to pack lamps takes at least one challenge off the list.