How to Package Furniture for Shipping

Are you ready to start shipping when flipping furniture for profit? As a furniture flipper, It’s important to take extra care of how you package your items for shipping. Proper packaging is essential to make sure that furniture pieces arrive safely and undamaged at their destination.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to package furniture for shipping and provide tips from boxing and palletizing your items, to small and large furniture packaging. With the right supplies and proper packaging techniques, you’ll be all set and confident to ship your furniture pieces!

photo of Natalie securing her furniture before shipping with text overlay

When sending furniture pieces through the mail, consider both the size of the item as well as how much protection it needs to make them safe during transit.

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Larger pieces of furniture may require pallets or even special shipping containers but smaller items can easily be boxed and sent through regular mail services like UPS or FedEx.

Consider the weight too – heavier furniture items require more padding to protect them and those can add to the cost of shipping.

Always double-check your packaging before sending out any items. Make sure that all furniture pieces are safely secured and protected with packing materials and that they’re properly labelled with the correct destination address.

So let’s get started on packaging furniture for shipping! Read below to learn more about how to package different sizes as you make money painting (and selling) furniture.

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What materials are best for protecting furniture during shipping?

When packaging furniture for shipment, it’s important to have the right materials on hand. Foam sheets, plastic wrap, moving blankets, tape, and sturdy boxes are all important components to make sure your furniture arrives at its destination without damage.

Small Furniture Packaging

For smaller furniture pieces like nightstands, end tables, chairs, and coffee tables, you may be able to box them up easily to ship with Fed Ex or UPS.

Start by wrapping the furniture piece in foam sheets, making sure that every corner and edge is adequately cushioned. Secure the foam sheets with plastic wrap, so that they stay tightly wrapped around the item and don’t move around.

Using foam sheets to protect furniture during shipping

Also, it’s important to be cautious and avoid letting any tape touch the furniture, as this could leave sticky residue or other unsightly marks. Your furniture should remain in pristine condition throughout the entire shipping process, of course.

Double Boxing Technique

For extra protection, you can double box the furniture. Double boxing is a packaging technique that basically uses two boxes to cushion and protect your furniture pieces during shipping.

Simply place the furniture in a box that fits it snuggly and then in a larger box with 2 inches of padding or packing material (crumbled up paper or foam) around it to make sure it doesn’t shift during transit.

photo of double boxing technique showing crumpled papers and foam in between boxes

Close and seal the boxes with packing tape and label them properly in case they get lost or delayed.

This double boxing technique makes sure that your furniture pieces are well protected. The extra padding keeps them safe from any shock or vibration, which minimizes the chances of any damage to the piece.

With this technique, you can be sure that your furniture will arrive undamaged and ready to use!

Larger Furniture Packaging

When shipping larger pieces of furniture, you need to consider the size and weight. You may need to palletize the furniture in order to ship it safely. To do this, begin by wrapping it in foam sheets and secure them with plastic wrap for extra protection.

adding a pallet and tie downs to help secure larger furniture

Then cover the piece with moving blankets and use more plastic wrap to keep everything in place. Put a cardboard or foam panel on the pallet and lay the furniture on its back.

using moving blankets to protect larger furniture during shipping

Use tie downs under the pallet and over the furniture to hold it steady, then put a double layer of cardboard under the pressure points and ratchet to protect them. Label the pallet with the destination address so that it doesn’t get lost in transit.

Check with your shipping provider beforehand to find out what type of pallets they use and whether or not they require the furniture items to be fully secured before shipping.

Also, double-check that all the furniture pieces are properly packed and labeled with the destination address before sending them off.

If you don’t want to put your furniture on a pallet, you can also look into blanket wrap furniture shipping, where you don’t have to lift a finger!

Good luck with shipping your flipped furniture! Following these tips and suggestions should help make sure that your items make it safely to where they’re going. You can learn more about how to ship furniture in our complete guide.

How much does it cost to ship furniture?

This will depend on the size and weight of your item, as well as the distance it needs to travel. It’s best to contact your preferred shipping company directly for accurate pricing information.

For more information about how much shipping furniture can cost, here’s how much does it cost to ship furniture to another state.

If it seems like shipping costs a lot, don’t worry. You can add your cost into the price of your furniture, offer free shipping and still make money.

What are some tips for packaging furniture securely?

Make sure that all pieces are wrapped in foam sheets and secured with plastic wrap.

Double box for extra protection, and use tie downs and cardboard panels to keep the furniture in place. Always label your packages with the destination address so that they don’t get lost or delayed.

If you’re still unsure how to price your work, check out my furniture price list to learn more.

Remember to give your packaging a final once-over before shipping anything out – it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Taking this one last step can save you from any unnecessary headaches, plus your customers will be happy to receive the pieces on time and in perfect condition. Enjoy flipping and shipping!

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