You’ve just ordered the most high-quality item on Amazon, but now you’re faced with a dilemma. How do you package your item so it arrives in one piece and looking as good as it did when you bought it? You don’t want your items to become damaged during shipping, especially if they’re being sent to someone as a gift or if you paid more than $20 for it. Packaging your items can seem like the most tedious and unnecessary step in the process, but it’s actually essential to make sure everything arrives safely and securely to its intended destination. But if you are moving your home and looking for packing tips we highly recommend you to use movers and packers in Dubai for best moving services in Dubai.
It may seem obvious, but packaging your items carefully is key to preventing breakage. Large, inflexible boxes are best for high-value items, while padded envelopes can be used for smaller objects. If you’re shipping large items such as books or glassware that require extra protection, multiple layers of packing materials—bubble wrap between cardboard sheets, or crumpled newspaper filled inside a box—are recommended. It might seem overkill to line an entire box with paper towels or crumple up multiple sheets of newspaper (instead of just one), but it all helps add cushioning when things inevitably get jostled in transit.
2) Bubble Wrap
Whenever possible, it’s best to ship items in their original packaging. Bubble wrap is a great alternative if you don’t have original packaging, as long as your item will fit inside it. You can make sure your item isn’t damaged by taping around any edges with clear tape before placing it in bubble wrap; small tears or punctures will only get worse when exposed to boxes or other hard surfaces during shipping. Depending on how fragile your item is, wrapping it in bubble wrap may be enough for an otherwise secure package. If not, though…
Packing peanuts work well to keep items from shifting around during shipping. But because they’re small and lightweight, it can be hard to know how many you need; packing too few can leave voids in your package that make for an easy entry point for bumps and bruises, while too many may add excess weight. Here’s a rule of thumb: If you place your items in a box without wrapping them first, take a few out then place them back in; if they go back into the box easily, it’s probably not enough. If they don’t fit at all, though—if you put one in and push down on it with all your might but it still doesn’t bend—you’ve got way too many peanuts.
4) Packing peanuts
Sure, using bubble wrap seems like a good idea—until you remember that it’s plastic and therefore not environmentally friendly. That’s why packing peanuts are a better alternative to bubble wrap. Made of biodegradable starch, packing peanuts are just as effective in cushioning your products during transit, but they aren’t harmful to our environment. Plus, they come in cute colors!. The Best packing company that we can recommend you is movers in Dubai marina for best moving services.
5) Peanuts in vacuum bags
You can buy peanuts in vacuum bags or you can use plastic peanuts. Neither of these will allow for your items to shift around during transport. You should also consider using bubble wrap or other protective packaging around larger items, especially if they are fragile. Finally, make sure that everything is securely fastened with packing tape. A great trick for keeping large rolls of tape from unspooling is wrapping them tightly with shipping paper before sealing them in a box.
6) Moving blankets
This is a no-brainer, but tape is your best friend when it comes to shipping items. Sure, bubble wrap can be just as helpful when it comes to cushioning small items, but nothing beats tape if you’re shipping large boxes. Whether you’re using packing tape or clear packing tape, make sure to seal every edge of your box so that once it’s closed up and in transit no one else can open it. If you have to open your box along the way (like if it’s going from Chicago to London) at least use packing tape on all edges so that your package arrives sealed. That way any damages caused during transport will be covered by insurance policies because there was no way for third parties to access what was inside.
The most common type of tape you will use is shipping tape. This tape comes in different sizes, but a good standard size to have around is 2 inches. Having enough packing tape on hand when you package your items will help save time and money. That’s because you won’t need to buy more at your local store if it runs out halfway through an order. You can also use other types of packing materials that are not as sticky, such as paper or air bubbles, for fragile items that would be damaged by excessive use of tape. When determining how much tape to use with these materials, don’t overdo it — any more than is necessary could lead to other damages during transit.
8) Labels & Stickers
Applying a sticker or label to your product serves two functions: identification and protection. Be sure to include your business name, contact information, barcode, and any special handling instructions on every package. This way if something goes wrong in transit, you have all necessary information right there on the outside of your item for anyone to see. You can also use stickers or labels to protect against wear-and-tear during shipping by securing them over corners that may otherwise be bumped or dinged in transit. It’s important not only to use what you’ve got—but also what you know. With proper preparation, many products can be packaged safely without extra protection beyond normal containers such as boxes or bags.
9) Clothing Bag & Goggles
This is one of my favorite types of packaging for fragile or oddly shaped items. If you’re sending something that’s breakable but not incredibly valuable, place it in a bubble bag to protect it from getting damaged on its way to its destination. Make sure you use more than one layer if your item is particularly large or heavy; it’s worth investing in heavier bags if necessary to ensure that your goods are protected during transit. As you can see in the image below, wrapping these bags around a vase means that even if it breaks during transit, there will be enough cushioning so that other items are safe. Keep these (or another similar protective packaging material) in mind when purchasing fragile gifts for friends and family!
10) Air Pillow/Bubble Bag
If you have breakable items in your shipment, then a good protective packaging technique is to wrap it in bubble wrap or air pillows. This will not only keep your items from moving around, but it will also offer a good amount of cushioning. One way to make sure that your packages stay safe is to put your more fragile items on top of less fragile ones. This will help ensure that if one of your items does happen to be broken by any shaking or bumping that occurs during transit, it won’t ruin everything else as well.