Soft goods

Soft goods like pillows and bedding are packed in lined cartons separated by layers of clean paper.

Pack shoes in their original shoebox, if possible, and place in a carton. If shoeboxes are not available, individually wrap them to prevent abrasive damage.  


Clothes are left on hangers and hung in special wardrobe cartons.

Lamp shades and bases      

Handle lampshades by their wire frames only and place in a carton lined with paper. Surround the shade with protective paper. Shades can be nested inside each other, as long as they are separated by paper.

Precision has cartons specially designed for packing lamp bases. These cartons are also good for golf clubs, floor lamps and garden tools.

Stereos and other electronics      

If possible, pack electronics in their original cartons. As long as proper packing materials are used (bubble wrap, newsprint, foam sheeting, comforters/blankets, pillows, etc.), electronics can be safely packed in sturdy boxes.

  • Start by padding the bottom of the carton with a generous amount of packing material.
  • Wrap electronic with paper and place in carton.
  • Tightly pack padding around and on top of the unit to prevent damage.
  • Firmly seal the carton.

Label the carton as “Fragile – Top Load.”

Note: When you unpack your electronics, let them reach room temperature before plugging them in.