How to package
What you’ll need:
2 small thin cubes of foam
2 recycled or white sheets of tissue paper
Recycled or white kraft paper, or bubble wrap
Sturdy cardboard shoe box similar to size 7-1/2" x 5-1/8" x 14-3/8"
1. Cover bottom and all four sides of box with protective layer(s) of bubble wrap or crumbled kraft paper leaving a shallow well in the center.
2. Place 1/3 of one sheet of tissue paper over the shallow well, then overlap it with 1/3 of the second sheet leaving excess tissue paper to drap over box sides (will be used to cover heel clock).
3. Point clock hands towards heel against sole of shoe and carefully place a small, thin piece of foam between the sole and minute hand and minute hand and hour hand, then carefully lay heel clock on tissue paper in shallow well.
4. Fold tissue paper sheets over heel clock, then layer more bubble wrap or kraft paper on top making sure to fill in any holes surrounding the heel clock to minimize internal movement as much as possible during shipment.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the box’s dimensions are approximately 1.5" 3" inches larger on all sides than the heel clock(s) itself for sufficient buffering. Also, there should be more kraft paper or bubble wrap underneath the heel clock than elsewhere due to gravity compression.
5. Seal the opening securely with packing tape using the H-taping method. The H-taping method involves using long strips of packing tape to completely seal the opening flaps of the box. Use one long strip of tape over the horizontal opening between the two flaps, and two strips over the vertical sides of the flaps—forming an “H.” Apply additional vertical strips of tape as needed across the sealed flaps for added reinforcement. Illustrations of this method are provided by different sources online. Just type “H-taping method” into the Google search box.
6. Affix the shipping label to the outside and put clear tape over the label so it doesn’t get removed during shipment or use an adhesive shipping label. Clearly mark the box as “FRAGILE” in large capital letters using a heavy black felt tip pen, or use ready-made “FRAGILE” labels.