Ship Your Heavier Items Like a Pro: Sustainable Packing Guide

Feeling overwhelmed by packing and shipping heavy items?

Don’t worry, Green Fulfilment is here to help! With years of experience under our belt, we’ve mastered the art of securing and sending items of all shapes and sizes – ensuring they reach their destination safely and efficiently.

We understand that heavy items require special attention. Unlike their lighter counterparts, they demand a more robust approach to packaging. Here’s what you need to consider when packing heavy items for a sustainable journey:

Assess Your Heavy Haulage
  • Item Weight: This is a crucial factor. The heavier the item, consider double-walled cardboard boxes for items exceeding 50 lbs. They provide superior support and can withstand significant weight without collapsing.
  • Fragility: Delicate items nestled within a heavy box require extra cushioning to prevent damage from bumps and vibrations during transportation. Biodegradable packing peanuts, recycled foam inserts, or even strategically crumpled newspapers can provide excellent cushioning while minimizing environmental impact.
  • Size and Shape: An awkwardly shaped item can pose a unique packing challenge. Standard boxes might not offer a perfect fit, leaving empty spaces that can cause the item to shift around during transit. This shifting can lead to damage. Consider using custom-cut cardboard pieces or inflatable air pillows to fill these empty spaces and create a snug fit for your oddly shaped item.
Ready to pack sustainably? Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:
Building a Sustainable Shell
  1. Choose the Right Box: Ditch flimsy cardboard and opt for heavy-duty, recycled cardboard boxes. Look for boxes with a high weight capacity rating and double-walled construction. These boxes are sturdy, eco-friendly, and can withstand the bumps and jostles of shipping, ensuring your item arrives safely.
  2. Secure with Sustainable Fillers: Once you’ve chosen the perfect box, it’s time to secure the contents. Kraft paper is a great eco-friendly way to reinforce your box’s interior. You can use it to line the bottom of the box, wrap the item itself for added protection, or create internal compartments to separate fragile components.
Sustainable Cushioning Solutions

For cushioning, consider biodegradable packing peanuts made from cornstarch or recycled materials. Recycled bubble wrap is another option, although it’s important to note that some recycling facilities may not accept it. If you do choose bubble wrap, opt for the kind made with recycled plastic content.

Sealing for Success

Don’t underestimate the importance of properly sealing your box. Use strong packing tape, preferably one that is pressure-sensitive and designed for heavy-duty applications. Apply the tape generously, sealing all seams and edges to create a secure closure that can withstand the rigors of shipping.

Still Unsure? Call Green Fulfilment!

Our team of experts is here to answer all your heavy-item shipping questions. We’ll guide you through the sustainable packaging process and ensure your items arrive safely and securely at their destination. Don’t let heavy items slow you down. Contact Green Fulfilment today and experience the difference sustainable shipping can make! We can help you find the perfect balance between protecting your valuables and protecting the planet.