Just as you take the time to carefully pack up your furniture, you should be sure to do the same for any lighting fixtures that you are taking with you to your new home. The delicate materials that these items are made out of needs to be carefully wrapped and packed so that it can make the journey without any damage. Here are some tips for packing your homes lighting pieces.
Brass, glass, crystal, and even fabric are just a few of the materials that your lighting fixture may be made out of. Using high quality packing materials will help to protect them during transporta and avoid breakage, cracks, or scratches. Each item will need its own box and many times you can find boxes that have a padded interior that is perfect for lighting. Packing peanuts are an example of a filler material that you will want to use to ensure that the item does not move around during transit. Always use strong tape and label the outside with FRAGILE in big, bold letters. Also be sure to mark which way the box should be carried by using arrows.
Prior to putting the item in the box, if it can be disassembled, do so. For example, if you are packing a lamp, take off the lampshade and wrap it carefully in it’s own box following the above instructions. Make sure that you label it carefully so that you will know what pieces go together when you reassemble it. The lightbulb should also go in it’s own box and you can use zip ties to bundle together the cord.
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If you are still unsure about packing your own lighting or have a particularly unique piece, contact us directly about our professional packing services. We are among the best moving companies in Los Angeles and have decades of experience to make your move as simple as possible.