How to Pack Lamps and Lampshades

Lamps and Shades Should be Packed Separately

Lamp bases 

  • Before you pack the lamp base, remove the light bulb and the lamp harp. Wrap each piece individually in news wrap. Place the pieces in a box, packing the empty space well with crushed paper. It is okay to pack more than one lamp per box if space allows.

 

Lampshades 

  • Do not wrap lampshades in printed newspaper. Instead, use tissue paper, a pillowcase, unprinted news wrap or a lightweight towel.
     
  • Choose a box at least two inches larger than your lampshade. Place a layer of crushed paper under the lampshade. Line the shade with clean paper, but do not add crushed paper around the shade. Do not pack anything else with your lampshades.
     
  • If your shade is not silk and it is large enough that a smaller shade can placed inside of it without touching, then you can safely nest the two shades together. Otherwise, pack them separately.

 

You’ll find additional moving tips here: 

  • Official moving checklist
  • Non-allowable checklist
  • How to move appliances

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