The preparation of goods for shipment or storage
Material used to fill space
There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.
I've been packing my stuff.
She was almost finished packing when the doorbell rang.
She looked up at her husband from her position scotched down on the parlor floor and resumed sorting Christmas ornaments, packing them away as methodically as if she were returning them to the store.
Dean finished dismantling the tree, cleaning up the remaining detritus of the holidays and packing away the delicate figures of a manger scene.