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a lot of what I am about to say depends on your lanterns and their sizes and also how they are moving. a moving company will insist on packing them for the insurance. if you are DIY the move then this may be for you.
I have mostly 220 series and they use an 7x7x16 box I believe a 200 uses a 6x6x14 box
anyway you can look online and get boxes at 8x8 or 6x6 for under a dollar each. most places that sell the boxes will have a minimum order of 20 or 25 to get under a dollar each.
for my 220's I pad the bottom of the box with wadded news paper or bubble wrap scraps. then I place a small layer of paper(or thin card stock) above and below the globe. the vent gets the next wrap with the bail down and a bit to limit rashes from that. finally top off the box with wadded newspaper or bubble wrap. the bail points to the corners when placed in the box.
assemble four lanterns into a square and use packing tape to tie together. be sure to tape all around the sides and then all four boxes across the tops and bottoms. this way you are looking at a bit more packing tape but you now have a nice sound pack.
lamps and such will need larger boxes fabricated measure a CQ fount and the height and get a box about 1" wider and go up to 2" taller. or stick two boxes together to make the height.
to do this with dividers you would need a 15x15 ID box and then 14x16-ish flat cardboard to make the dividers from ( I recommend corrugated )
hope this helps
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I should add that nicer globes I remove and place in 5x5 or 6x6 boxes then pack them into moving boxes. Please excuse the mess, somewhere in this basement I have 33 boxes of lanterns plus globes and all of the other goodies.
Aspbear wrote: Thanks Greg now my back is hurting.
GB the back is fine but it took a toll on the legs, the move was from one basement to another basement, those stairs are killer.
For the lanterns that you have moved without removing the globes, have you had any casualties? I get that removing and boxing them separately is idea, but that becomes an issue when you have over a hundred lanterns.
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1.) 16" x 16" x 16" boxes with 1" closed cell foam pad at bottom, with 15" x 15" cardboard sheets used as dividers. All supplies came from U-Line.
2.) as suggested earlier in this thread, I used stretch wrap (similar to Saran Wrap) to immobilize glass globes installed in the lantern. When done wrapping, no rattling.
3.) Lanterns were installed in their compartments and foam peanuts dumped in. Wish I had paid more attention and chosen the biodegradable foam peanuts. It is going to be a hassle getting rid of this many peanuts.
4.) Lantern phase packing complete. 12 boxes * 4 lanterns/box = 48 complete, which leaves two more phases. You will notice the labeling on the boxes. That corresponds to a legend that I am keeping so I will know what lanterns are in what boxes.
This is an update on box sizes from Marty aka bluesky0812 regarding a change in the sizes of boxes from Home Depot. His addition to this thread as follows:
bluesky0812 wrote: Home Depot has changed box sizes. I have included a pic showing old on the right and new on the left. Easy enough to get six in but becomes heavier and requires more material to secure them.
I believe lowes and uhaul still have the original size of box.
Thank you Marty for your update!
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