The proper way of moving lamps is as follows. This is safe, secure and should remove any possibility of breaking during a move.
- Remove all bulbs and shades from lamps.
- Pack in sturdy moving boxes labelled “fragile”.
- Wrap each wall hanging individually with bubble wrap or foam, blankets, or towels.
- Pack flat items on their edges.
- For large mirrors or pictures, cover both sides with bubble wrap or foam and heavy cardboard, and then bind with tape.