Packing Best Practices
Our breathable, multi-layered materials pad and protect furniture from the constant movement which is present throughout transit.
Correct sized cartons are used to ensure items are packed tight to prevent movement during transit. We use modular cartons which, regardless of the size, stack neatly without wasting space. Proper loading assures safety for the cargo and minimizes the size of the shipment to save you money.
Of course, not everything fits into a box! Furniture and odd-shaped items like sports equipment are specially wrapped so that every surface is padded and protected.
Our materials are engineered to withstand the constant friction that can occur when items are travelling.
Notice how all of the seams are sealed on this wrapped item. This ensures everything remains clean and ready for transit.
High value or fragile items need further protection in the form of a wooden crate. We’ll take careful measurements, accounting for the padding we’ll first apply, and build a custom wooden box specific to the dimensions of the piece. If an item needs to be dismantled, we can take care of that for you unless you would prefer to do it yourself. We are always mindful of what happens at destination so we will take pictures or make diagrams to assist our overseas partner in the re-assembly.
Labeling and inventory control is critical for customs clearance, insurance purposes and your peace of mind. Before we leave your home, a numbered and descriptive packing list is carefully created to account for all the pieces in the shipment.
Loading your shipment
Movement is the enemy where international transit is concerned. So, loading your shipment isn’t merely about transferring items into a container or shipping crate. It’s all about securing each article in the safest possible manner. In fact, loading a shipment is no different than how we pack a carton of dishes: Flat pieces are loaded together on their sides. Heavier items are placed at the bottom and lighter articles on top. All gaps are filled, particularly in between irregularly shaped items.