The manner in which your shipment is
packed will ensure its safe transport across or across country. Here are
some guidelines to help if you are planning to do most of your own
Make sure you do not pack your boxes
too heavy. Books and heavier items should be packed in small boxes.
Larger boxes are used for light, bulky item.
Be generous with your use of packing
materials. Whether you are using bubble wrap, peanuts, or plain
newsprint, all boxes should be packed tightly with no room for the
contents to shift or rattle. This will also prevent the
possibility of crushing in transit.
All boxes should be closed and sealed
tightly with proper moving tape. This will prevent personal belongings
from spilling as the box is handled throughout transit.
No open containers or liquid cleaning
products should be shipped due to the fact that one small leak can cause
damage throughout a trailer.
All valuables, including legal
documents and jewelry, should be kept in your possession. This will
ensure these items arrive safely and allow immediate access to them at
All mattresses and light colored fabric
pieces should be wrapped in plastic to ensure they are not soiled in
Have all your boxes labeled with the
room they are intended for, so the driver and his crew can easily place
all your belongings where they belong. This will prevent you from
having to move anything a 2nd time.
Be aware that in some cases the items
packed by owner are not covered under the standard valuation of $.60 per
pound per article should they be damaged in transit unless of course,
the box has been visibly damaged on the exterior.
Moving Preparation is Key!