Shipping Last Minute Gifts? Learn From the Pros

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.

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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.

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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.

For some more packing & shipping tips, check out these posts:

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

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