Commonly Stored Items


  • To retard rust, wipe with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.


  • Repack your electronics in their original cartons.
  • Check your owner's manual for specific instructions on moving items.
  • Do not use polystyrene peanuts in packing any computer devices. They can cause damage.


  • Wrap large lamp bases in padding, wrap smaller lamps then place them in boxes.
  • Pack delicate lamp shades separately. Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains. Use clean packing paper to wrap each lamp shade individually.
  • Often you can "nest" several lamp shades together.
  • Use a special box for all of these shades, rather than packing them with other items.
  • Do not store heavy items on cartons containing lamps or lamp shades.
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