How to Pack Lamps & Lampshades
Mike Brown shows you the right way to prepare and pack your lamps and lampshades for a safe move.
This video demonstrates how to professionally pack lamps and lampshades for a move. It may be tempting to move lamps without packing them in boxes, but it is a must!
✓ 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.