How to Pack Lamps & Lampshades

Mike Brown shows you the right way to prepare and pack your lamps and lampshades for a safe move.

 

Key Concepts:

✓ Remove and separate lampshade from the lamp.

✓ Remove the lamp harp. Be sure to secure lamp finial back to the harp so you do not lose it.

✓ Wrap lamp base carefully to cushion against damage. Use bubble wrap if appropriate.

✓ Cushion bottom of dishpack carton by using wadded newsprint paper or bubble wrap before placing lamp.

✓ Depending on size of the lamp, you may be able to place additional wrapped lamps in the same carton.

✓ Fill all open spaces with wadded newsprint. You can also use pillows or cushions if space permits.

✓ Be sure to cushion the top of the lamp to protect the bulb socket. You can use pillows or cushions if space permits, otherwise use newsprint.

✓ Wrap lampshades in newsprint to protect surfaces. You may nest lampshades of the same shape.

✓ Choose a carton size that is slightly larger than the wrapped shades and cushion the bottom with wadded newsprint paper or bubble wrap.

✓ Place lampshades in carton and fill open spaces with newsprint. You may fill the space in the lampshade with light, wrapped items like the lamp harps and finials.

✓ Mark cartons as Lamps clearly. Always top load lamp and lampshade cartons to avoid crushing damage.

 

Tip: You can purchase specially designed cartons and packing material suitable for lamps and lampshades at your professional mover.

 

Tip:  If in doubt leave the packing to the pros.  Check with your local professional mover for advice.

 

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