Usually made of glass, hurricane candle holders are elegant centerpieces on the dinner table. When shipping hurricane candle holders to customers or as gifts to friends or relatives, it must be properly padded, cushioned, and boxed to ensure that it arrives without scratches and in one piece. Here are simple tips on how to pack and ship a hurricane candle holder.
Bubble wrap the entire hurricane candle holder. If it comes with a box, wrap it in at least one layer of bubble wrap before putting it into its box. If it doesn’t have its own box, bubble wraps it in at least three times. Use packaging tape to secure the wrap.
Get a shipping box that is big enough to accommodate the candle holder and allow some space for packing materials. The ideal box should have one to two inches of extra space all around the candle holder from the edges of the box.
Put a two-inch layer of packing materials such as packing peanuts or shredded paper, on the bottom of the box. Place the glass item at the center of the box on top of the packing materials.
Fill the empty spaces with more packing materials up to the top. The idea is to fill the box with enough packing materials so that the item inside will not move around.
Close the box and seal using several strips of packaging tape. Address and put on proper labels such as “Fragile” and “Handle With Care.”.
Take the package to the post office or shipping company. You may want to get insurance to cover you and the recipient should the package get lost or damaged while in transit.