If you’re planning to move, you may be left scratching your head when it comes to packing your lamps. That’s why we’ve put together this video breaking down the steps to ensure they arrive damage-free.
The first step is to remove the lampshade. You should always pack the shade by itself to avoid damage. Cushion the lampshade with crumpled packing paper on the bottom and sides of the box. The less room the lampshade has to wiggle around, the better. Once this is done, tape up your box.
Next, the lamp itself. Start by removing the lightbulb and covering it with bubble wrap. These can be placed in a separate, smaller box filled with packing paper or more bubble wrap. Be sure to wrap the power cord tightly with a twist tie or rubber band and secure it with packing paper. If possible, remove the harp that holds the shade and wrap it as well.
Now, lay out a section of your packing paper and place the lamp on top. Make sure the top and bottom of the lamp are facing the corners of the paper. It should look like the lamp is standing in front of a diamond. Wrap one of the side corners around the lamp, followed by the top and bottom corners. Finally, fold the remaining corner over and secure it with a piece of tape.
For the packaging, select a taller box that allows the lamp to stand upright. You want to make sure the bottom of the box is cushioned. You can use paper, pillows, or blankets. Once you place the lamp in the box be sure to fill any empty space with blankets, pillows, or paper to keep your lamp from moving around. For added protection, place any extra padding on top.
If you need any further help with packing your lamps, feel free to ask your movers. They’re the leading authority on moving your items safely.