Tips For Packing Lamps And Lampshades

When moving, most people have never considered the best way to pack their lamps and lampshades. So in this article, Move Central, Inc., San Diego full service moving company, will give you the our mover’s tips for packing lamps and lampshades.

Pack Lamps & Lampshades Separately

It is best to pack lampshades together in a box and lamps in another box, to prevent the crushing of the lampshades and use space more efficiently.

How To Pack Lamps

First, disassemble the lamp, taking off the lamp shade, the light bulb, and the harp. Then wrap each of these separately with newspaper and place them in a box. You may put more than one lamp, with all of its parts, in one box. Once the box is full, minimize shifting by packing spaces with crumpled newsprint.

How To Pack Lampshades

Use only clean, unprinted tissue paper to wrap lampshades because ink can transfer from printed newspaper onto the fabric of lampshades. Clean pillowcases and sheets or unprinted paper towels can be used for wrapping as well.

Choose a box that allows the lampshades to fit inside with a couple of inches of space around the base of the shades, as you don’t want them packed too tightly, which could cause crushing. You may nest lampshades inside each other, as long as they don’t touch, and don’t pack other items with them. In the case of silk lampshades or other very delicate shades, only pack one per box. Gently pack crushed paper around the sides of the shades and seal the carton.

Now, you know how professionals pack and move lamps and lampshades. Our moving company in San Diego, Move Central, Inc., hopes you found these tips useful for your next move.

Tips For Packing Silverware

Packing silverware requires special attention, as you will want to protect the delicate metal and its finish, as well as keep sharp knives and forks from poking through boxes and causing injury to your help during the move. As one of the most caring and detail-oriented moving companies in San Diego, Move Central, Inc., is about to share with you how we make packing silverware a cinch in our expert tips for packing silverware.

Wrap All Pieces

The first thing you need to know is that the two biggest threats to your silverware when moving are scuffing or scratching, caused by items shifting, and tarnishing.

To keep your larger fine silver pieces like trays or serving pieces from tarnishing, they need to be protected from air by wrapping them in clean tissue paper. Then pack your wrapped items with your other dishes to ensure they are easy to find once you get to your new home.

Stack utensils together and wrap them with plastic wrap or tissue before putting them in boxes.

Use Your Silver Chest

If your silver pieces are kept in a chest, it is still a good idea to wrap them all with tissue to protect them. Make sure they will remain secure in the chest by packing any spaces with crumpled paper. Then use a towel or bubble wrap to protect the outside of the chest.

Now you know the mover’s tips to packing silverware the right way. We genuinely hope that these tips will help you during your next move, because at Move Central, Inc., our only job is making moving San Diego better.

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