Packing Tips
Packing is the most important procedure during moving. Reindeer Station had talented and experianced staff
that can package all of your precious belongings in the best way possible. Here are some tips and tricks to get
everything important to you to your new home or office, safe and sound.
CHINA
Carefully wrap china in sheets of clean newsprint paper. Place newsprint paper in the bottom of a dish for cushioning.
Wrap each piece individually then wrap up to three in a bundle with a double layer of paper. Place these bundled items in the carton in a row on edge
Surround each bundle with crushed paper, being careful to leave no unfilled spaces. Add two or three inches of crushed paper on top of the bundle to protect rims and make a level base for the next tier. Horizontal cardboard dividers can be helpful in keeping layers level. Smaller plates, saucers and shallow bowls can make up a second layer. Wrap and pack in the same way as larger items.
STEMWARE
Stemware is individually wrapped with layers of protective paper inserted into the goblet and around the stem. Each goblet is cushioned by a thick wrapping and placed stem up in a specially tiered dish.
MIRRORS and GLASS
Wrap the picture or mirror in a generous cushion of clean paper.
Place in a flattened packing or telescoping carton. Carefully tape and seal the carton. Always stand glass, pictures and mirrors on their edge.

Do not lay at
SOFT GOODS
Soft goods like pillows and bedding are packed in lined cartons separated by layers of clean paper. They are wrapped and packed in the same way as larger items
BOOKS
Lay books flat in the carton, alternating the spine and open side of the book. Place a piece of paper between books to prevent them sticking together. Because books are heavy, Mayflower has a small book carton to make them easier to carry.
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.

Reindeer Station has cartons specially designed for packing lamp bases. These cartons are also good for golf clubs, floor lamps and garden tools.
If possible,
STEREOS and 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.”
STATUARY and FIGURINES
Wrap statuary and figurines with bubble wrap, then snuggly wrap with clean paper. If bubble wrap is not available, use clean paper to wrap the article until it is adequately cushioned.
COMPUTERS
If possible, pack computers in their original cartons. As long as proper packing materials are used (bubble wrap, newsprint, foam sheeting, comforters/ blankets, pillows, etc.), computers can be safely packed in sturdy boxes.
• Start by padding the bottom of the carton with a generous amount of packing material.
• Wrap computer parts generously 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.”