How To Pack A Box
1. Choose The Right Box: Use a box that is strong enough to protect the contents and large enough to leave space for adequate cushioning. New boxes are best, but if you choose a previously used box, remove old shipping labels and make sure the box is in good shape with no weak spots or cracks. Old or new, make sure the box is made of heavy corrugated cardboard and use specialty boxes where appropriate.
2. Protect & Pack: Don’t skimp on cushioning material. If you are shipping several items together, wrap each one separately and provide enough cushioning to prevent movement.
a. Pack non-fragile/non-breakable items inside sturdy boxes or containers. Place items that may be affected by dirt or water or items that contain liquids (i.e. shampoo bottle) in plastic bags inside the container/box. Use clothing, linen, bubble wrap, foam pillows, rolled foam or other interior padding to fill gaps in box and prevent movement of items during transit. Do not over pack box. Securely tape the seams of the box with durable tape and label. See # 3 and 4 for taping and labeling instructions.
b. Pack fragile/breakable items inside sturdy boxes or containers. Wrap each item
individually in bubble wrap or foam padding (with at least 2 inches of thickness
around item) and pack tightly to avoid shifting. Make sure the cushioning material
covers all sides of the object. Leave room around the sides of box to place more
cushioning material like foam beads or bubble wrap.
For extra caution: Use a second larger box (about 5 inches wider and deeper) and
place the first box inside it. Fill the remaining space in the larger outer box with
cushioning material. You can also bubble wrap the first box then place it in the
second box. Do not use newspaper or other paper to wrap items or for cushioning.
Do not over pack box. Securely tape the seams of the box with durable boxing tape and label.
3. Seal Carefully: After packing, gently shake the box. If nothing moves, it’s ready to be sealed. For a strong seal, always use packing tape that is designed for shipping. Cover all seams with tape, and be sure not to leave any open areas which could snag. Do not use household scotch tape, masking tape, duct tape or craft paper tape. Follow the illustrations below for best results.
4. Label Your Boxes: Label each box with your name, destination address and phone number. Avoid placing labels over flap seams.
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