One of the most effective padding materials for parcels is bubble wrap. By padding material, we mean the material used to bulk out the box and ensure that contents inside can not move around. Bubble wrap can however be expensive, but to cut costs; newspaper, shredded paper, plastic bags, bin liners and styrofoam are also light and effective- and are a suitable substitute to keep your costs low. When placing items insde, it is a good idea to keep them seperated by placing a padding barrier between them or placing them on different layers, separated by padding. This prevents any contact between them
Once you have taped up the box, it is worth shaking it gently to ensure that there is no movement inside. If there is then it is worth reopening it and adding or rearranging padding material.
Next, you need to add recipient's address to the box. The best way to do this is using a label printer- the address will not smear if it gets wet and the writing is easily legible. If this is not possible then be sure to write the address in clear handwriting onto the front of the box.