How I pack mugs
Packing pottery can be a little scary! I use the double boxing method, though it's not the only way to pack up a fragile item. There are two main things you want to keep in mind when packing:
1. There are about 2 inches of packing between the object and the outside wall of the box
2. nothing moves when you shake it!
If those two things are accomplished you will be good to go. My one mistake (and the only time I had something break with this method) is I decided to pack an ornament with a mug in the same interior box. even with the pieces wrapped it was enough that ornament must have dinked into the handle of the mug. Now each object gets their own box before being packed together! I've shipped hundreds of mugs and double boxing hasn't failed me yet.
Here is where I get my packing supplies and resources for shipping. While amazon is convenient, I've been browsing eBay first to see if I can find what I'm looking for there instead. It's often cheaper with just as fast shipping!
East coast Packaging: https://www.eastcoastpkg.com
*Multi-depth boxes if ECP is not local to you: https://amzn.to/2KDRatj
*Crush Proof Boxes (lots of sizes) http://ebay.us/7bQDLr
*Rollo Printer: https://amzn.to/34TnQG8
*Rose Gold Shipping Scale: https://amzn.to/3mU7C5G
*Water Activated Tape dispenser: https://amzn.to/2KNTKwL
Cornstarch Packing Peanuts (Shipping Depot): http://bit.ly/3mXKseB
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