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Learn2 Package Fragile Items (continued)
Step 1: Select the container

The most common container used is a cardboard box. Some have thin, one-layer sides, while others are thicker, having two layers sandwiching a third, corrugated one. Use the second kind; it's much more protective. A few items to consider:

     
  • Clean, new boxes are best for shipping. They often have pre-printed areas for the address,and are less confusing to the shippers than a used box, with graphics and writing all over it.

  • Use a box that will provide adequate room for the packing material around the item. Don't put a large item into a box where it can touch the sides.

  • Shipping something fragile and expensive?Pack the item well in a strong box--then pack that in another box with packing material all around it. Don't fret paying for the additional weight: Aunt Violet will be thrilled her Limoges arrived intact.

  • Boxes can be made to fit odd-shaped items by creasing, folding and reinforcing with tape. Don't cut the cardboard if you want it to retain any strength.

  • Reinforce the box corners with tape.

  • If you're not shipping, adequate cardboard boxes can often be found in back of liquor stores or pharmacies. Ask a clerk at the counter--they'll probably be glad to be rid of them.


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