5 Things to Do Before You Ship Off Those Household Goods

Having household goods packed and shipped off? If this is your first time to do it, here are a few ground rules you’ll need to know:

Invest in the right boxes

Don’t just haul in those grocery boxes and expect them to hold up during transport. It’s better to invest in good ones, especially if you plan to pack fragile items when you opt for a household goods shipping service.

Package them right

Wrap any fragile items with bubble wrap, foam or crumpled paper. Don’t use newspapers, says LearntoMove, since the print residue could come off and leave smears on those items. That’s an added hassle you don’t need to deal with.

Ask the shipping company

Some shipping companies provide you with helpful guidance and tips on how to package your things right or what materials to use so your deliveries won’t be delayed. Wrong or flawed packaging could get your packages sent back.

Use a lot of strong tape

Be sure to secure your box. Put in another tape at the bottom of the box so the bottom won’t fall out. If you must pack heavy items, use a lot of tape to reinforce the bottom of the box. The last thing you want to happen is for your good china to break out into pieces because the bottom of the box fell out.

Choose the right service

Finding a reputable household goods shipping company counts. Don’t try to save up on expenses by opting for the lowest-cost option. Find one that offers reliable and secure shipping services at a great price. That way, you won’t have to worry about the safety of your shipped items. You know they’ll get to where they need to go, safe and secure, with no dents and dings and no damage to lose any of your sleep over.

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