How to Pack and Protect Lampshades While Moving

When you are packing your home for a move, sometimes, little things cause the most headaches. Moving lamps can be especially tricky as they come in all shapes and sizes.

Here are some simple moving tips from packing services San Francisco https://got2move.com/packers/san-francisco/. You can learn more about their services. The pieces of advice presented here will help you pack your lamps so they are not damaged in your new home.

Packing Lamp Bases

If you still have the original box, it is better to pack your lamp in it in exactly the same packages as it was made by the manufacturer.

However, most of us do not save the packing paper and other materials, so you must follow the steps below to securely protect the lamp while on the move.

At first, disassemble the lamp:

  • Unscrew and remove the tip or cap at the top of the lamp.
  • Remove the curtain post.
  • Take off the lampshade.
  • Remove the light bulb.
  • Remove the harp, the metal band that holds the lampshade.

Now, move to the packing tips. First, put the base in a plastic bag. Wrap it with crushed paper and close the plastic bag. You can place wrapping paper in a movable box above and below the lamp base instead of wrapping it around the lamp. Pack the lamp in the shipping box.

Packing Lampshades

Remove the lamp and lampshade before packing. Wrap the cord around the base of the lamp and secure it so that it does not unravel. You probably don’t want to use packing tape for this as it can stick to the lamp and cause damage. It is best to insert the end of the plug into the wound cord.

Before removing the shade, make sure your hands are clean and dry to avoid stains.

Always use plain paper, not a newspaper, to pack lampshades, and don’t put anything other than paper or bubble wrap on top of them. Make sure you can seal and tape the box without crushing the curtains inside.

You can pack more than one shade in a box as long as they fold well and fit comfortably. Place the boxes in a safe place among other shipping items.

Take Care of the Box with the Lamp

Place the lamp in the box base down. If you need to move more than one lamp and there is enough space in the box, you can pack a second lamp next to the first one, base to base (this is perfect for a set of matching lamps).

Livermore movers advise to use newsprint or extra bubble wrap to fill in all spaces so the bulbs do not move around as you transport the lamps. Close the box and put the names ‘fragile’ on the sides of the box. Be sure to indicate on the box which room the lamp belongs to (living room, bedroom, etc.) for convenient unpacking.

Remember that together with reliable moving services, your lamps can be packed without worries and safely transported to a new place.

Huynh Nguyen

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