Packing Items Properly

Basic Box-In-Box Packing Method

Basic Box-In-Box Example

• Wrap product(s) individually with at least 2 inches' thickness of bubble wrap or foam material to fit snugly inside a corrugated box.

• Use a second, outer container that is at least 4 inches longer, wider, and deeper than the inner box.

• Fill the bottom of the outer box with 2 inches of cushioning material.

• Place the inner box in the center of the outer box on top of the cushioning material.

• Fill voids on all sides with more cushioning material.

• Seal the box.

Box-In-Box Packing Method for Delicate of Thin Parts

Box-In-Box

• Wrap product(s) individually with bubble wrap and snugly fit inside the smaller box.

• Restrict product movement inside the box using filler like crumpled newspapers, bubble wrap or loose-fill peanuts.

• Close and tape box to prevent accidental opening.

• Wrap smaller inner box with at least 4 inches' thickness of bubble wrap and place inside a sturdy outer container.

• Seal the box.

Bubble Wrap Packing Method for Large, Thick or Flat Surfaces

Bubble Wraped Box

• Wrap product(s) individually with at least 4 inches' thickness of bubble wrap cushioning.

• Place the wrapped item(s) inside a sturdy outer box.

• Fill all voids with additional bubble wrap cushioning so that the wrapped item(s) fit snugly inside the outer box.

• Seal the box.

Box-In-Box Packing Method Using Loose-Fill Peanuts

Box-In-Box with Loose-Fill Peanuts

• Start with an outer box that is at least 4 inches longer, wider, and taller than the original box.

• Fill outer box with 2 inches of loose-fill peanuts.

• Place inner box in the center of the outer box.

• Fill all spaces around the inner box and top with 2 inches of loose-fill peanuts.

• Seal the box.

Recommended Three-Strip Taping Method

H Method of Taping

• Use pressure-sensitive plastic tape at least 2 inches wide (3-inch width preferred) for lightweight packages.

• Use water-activated paper tape (minimum 3-inch width, 60-pound grade) or water-activated reinforced tape to seal heavier packages.

• Distribute the tape evenly across flaps and seams, using the H taping method shown.

• Apply at least 3 strips of tape to the top and bottom sides of the carton.

• Tape across all seams and flaps.

Note: Sealing your package is as important as cushioning. If the box flaps open in transit, you're likely to lose the cushioning.