How To Pack A Lamp When Moving House
Posted on 2013-12-04
House lamps are one of the toughest household items to pack when moving house. Every home needs them, but their awkward shape makes for tricky packing. Here's a step by step guide from About.com for getting any lamp, no matter how fragile, safely into a box for moving.
- Start by measuring the diameter and height of your lamps and lampshades.
- With those measurements, go to a moving company or a storage specialist, and buy some extra tall boxes and bubble-wrap.
- Buy enough boxes that you can fit all your lamps inside standing up, with three to five centimetres to spare per box.
- For each lamp, remove the bulb and lampshade. Wrap the power cords around their corresponding lamp bases, and tuck the plug end under the cord.
- Spread out a length of bubble-wrap on a flat, clean surface. Lie the lamp on the bubble-wrap and roll it up with at least three layers, covering all the lamp's surface, including the base.
- Use a generous amount of tape to secure the bubble wrap.
- Pack the lamp into a box upright, with the base down. If you're putting more than one lamp in each box, place them base-down too.
- Put more bubble-wrap in each box so your lamps won't move around during transit.
- Keep enough room in each box to pack your lampshade up the top.
- Write 'fragile' and 'this way up' on each box.