When it comes to protective packaging for furniture, there are a lot of options out there. Selecting the right protective packaging for furniture is going to ensure your shipments arrive in pristine condition without damage. To help you plan your packaging strategy, let’s look at some of the options you have for protecting furniture on the go.
Heavy-Duty Corrugated Boxes
Large furniture needs to be protected, and a heavy-duty corrugated box is one of the first things to nail in your packaging strategy. These boxes are durable enough to protect larger items like furniture. Start your furniture packaging strategy with a heavy-duty corrugated box and then move forward from there. Make sure you select the right size or customize your boxes to fit your furniture.
For sealing the outside of your heavy-duty box, water-activated tape is the way to go. This tape creates the strongest bond for fibrous materials. There’s also a reinforced type of water-activated tape for an even stronger hold. Furniture can be quite heavy, so you want a tape to keep the box tightly sealed along the way.
Bubble Wrap and Foam
For smaller parts of furniture, such as the legs or doors, you can utilize bubble or foam packaging. These smaller components should be removed for easier shipping and placed in some form of protective packaging before being thrown into the box. Bubble wrap can be used for more fragile items that need to be stored while foam sheeting can be used for items that are stackable inside the box. Styrofoam sheeting can also be used to line the interior of the box to stop furniture from puncturing the cardboard and to add another layer of protection.
A furniture cover made of plastic can prevent dust and moisture from damaging your product during transit. Items that may be stored for longer periods of time should be given the added protection of a poly furniture cover. These covers are easy to apply and help keep furniture clean until it arrives at the customer’s doorstep.
While stretch wrap might not be the first packaging material to come to mind when dealing with furniture, it does have a use in the industry. When you want to ship something with all its pieces together, such as a couch with the cushions intact, you can stretch wrap everything together. This stops you from having to separate each cushion to protect the entire couch, you can simply stretch wrap the cushions and the couch together for a tight seal.
We hope this article has given you some ideas for your furniture shipping solutions. There are tons of protective packaging materials available online here at The Packaging Group, so feel free to browse our inventory of packaging supplies. If you have any questions about protecting furniture on the go, please contact us to get more information.