Friday, 13 October 2017

Tips and Tricks for Safe Shipping: Books and Toys


Packing items to be shipped can be a tricky business. It is important to have down the correct methods and techniques used to properly conceal and pack items of both large and small size. This article is designed to give you clear and concise information on the best methodology to utilize when packing up books and toys to ship.

These tricks and tips will help you conquer your packing chores in a timely and simple method, taking a large amount stress out of the process. We will give you some useful hints to help make your experience packing up toys and books smooth and stress free; so that you know what you’re doing and how your getting it done. This eliminates many unneeded elements of confusion and disruption that can arise when one begins the task of packing small items for shipping.

Many children's toys and story books around your house have a special meaning to your family, making them difficult to part with. By utilizing the correct packaging methods, you will be able to hold on to these sentimental items by shipping them, in order to avoid the unnecessary hardship of parting with them. Once you master the basic techniques, shipping your toys is a matter of child's play, literally.


The first step to successfully packing your books and toys for shipping is to possess the needed materials to do so. Shipping boxes, bubble wrap, heavy duty tape, and other softening objects (like packing peanuts and foam); are all necessary to help your shipping process go smooth and uninterrupted. All of this supplies can be found within close range from your home, as long as you have a local hardware or stationery store within reasonable driving distance. It is important to get an assortment of products for softening and protecting your books and toys against damage. Reason being, there are many different akward sizes and shapes you will be dealing with, specifically when packing toys. In order to avoid hassle, you are best off purchasing a diverse range of these materials so you can ensure you have sufficient material to keep ALL of your literature and toys safe and undamaged.

Toys with awkward or mildly inconvenient shapes can be a challenge to pack if not done correctly. When packing into Shipping Boxes, be sure to first wrap them up snug with your foam, and then proceed to bubble wrap them afterwards. This is in order to make sure the edges of these items are not chipped, broken, or damaged. Soft and squishy toys can be much easier to transport. We recommend simply placing them in bags or wrap made of plastic, to prevent them from becoming dusty or dirty from sitting in the boxes.


Shipping art supplies can often prove to be a challenging task if the materials do not correctly close or seal. If you find yourself with equipment like this, ensure that you use plenty of duct tape to correctly seal off these containers in order to prevent spillage while being shipped. Packaging your books is another area in which you want to put your duct tape roll to work. After covering in foam wrapped in bubble wrap, duct tape all around the book to hold it in place. This will prevent an abundant amount of shipping damage that could take place when transporting your books.

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