I recently learned that the cardboard boxes which came with my Cricut were to be kept and used during times that I travel with my machine. Apparently, these boxes secure the springs inside the blade housing unit. If your machine is new, or if you have kept your boxes, be sure to use them when you are transporting your Cricut.
But what about those of us who recycled our boxes after opening the machine? Not to worry, you can use bubble wrap. Before closing up your machine, remove the blade assembly unit from the machine. Next, manually move the blade housing unit to the centre of the cutting area. Take two bits of bubble wrap and tuck one on each side of the housing unit. They should fit fairly snugly to offer support. Finally, close the machine – and don’t forget to take your blade assembly with you!
* The blade housing unit is the “box-like” unit that holds the blade assembly, the cylindrical unit that removes from the machine and holds the blade itself.