Shipping Last Minute Gifts? Learn From the Pros

Shipping Last Minute Gifts? Learn From the Pros

Joelle Alcaidinho
Dec 17, 2010

No one knows packing better than people who have to do it for a living...at least that is what Harvard thought. When Harvard needed to ship a $20 million dollar science experiment, who did they turn to? The professionals at American Repertory Theater to do the packing. While you might not be shipping a multimillion dollar experiment, their tips can still help your items arrive at their destination safely.

In awe of how well the packing crew did their job, Instructables user Star Simpson decided to document their process during the packing of the KECK2/BICEP radio telescope project at Harvard.

After watching the packing process, this Instructables user was able to come up with several tips, these include, using a structurally sound box and making sure the item you are packing is surrounded.

We think this theater company has a lot to say about how to pack so that items arrive safely and we highly recommend giving this Instructable a good read. After all, if it works for a $20 million dollar science experiment, it can also work for shipping precious tech!

Check out the post on Instructables, for the complete packing guide.

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(Image: Instructables User Star Simpsonlicensed for use under Creative Commons)

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