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Packing Lamps, Lampshades, and Lightbulbs

January 19, 2022

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Packing correctly and effectively for your upcoming move helps prevent damage to your prized possessions, including your furniture. Breakables such as lamps require extra special care and planning. Our tips will help ensure every base, shade, and light bulb arrives safely to your new home. 

How to Pack Lamps

Before your move, you’ll want to spend time preparing to pack your lamp carefully: 

How to Pack Lightbulbs

Start by discarding incandescent bulbs that are prone to breaking en route. If you want to hang on to your longer-lasting CFL or LED light bulbs, wrap them individually in bubble wrap. Find a box of other fragile items and place the bulbs safely inside. 

How to Pack Lamp Bases

To pack lamp bases for moving, wrap the power cord around the bottom and tuck the end into the wrapped cord. You’ll want to skip the packing tape for this step, which may damage the base. Then you should:

How to Pack Lampshades

To pack lampshades, wrap the shade with tissue paper, a pillowcase, or a lightweight towel. Avoid newspaper, which can leave marks on the material. Then:

Final Steps for Packing Lamps for Moving

Seal each box with packing tape and label the box with Lamp” as well as the intended room (i.e., Living Room or Bedroom). One essential step for packing lamps is to write Fragile and This End Upon each box. This reminds the movers to take extra care with your lighting and other fragile items. 

AAA Movers Are Your Packing Experts

If you’re not in the mood for packing lamps or you're tight on time, our team of experts at AAA Movers can help! We can handle all of your packing needs before transporting you to your next destination. 

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