Basic Packing Guidelines
Incorrect packing is the primary cause of damage. Some things to keep in mind when packing a box are:
Valuables such as securities, jewelry, money, coin or stamp collections, and legal papers should not go on the moving van. These items should either be taken with you or shipped by a traceable, insurable carrier, such as UPS or FedEx.
Irreplaceable items with little or no insurable value, such as family photographs, should travel with you. You also may want to transport furs yourself, especially if heat and humidity is a concern (which may damage furs).
There are a number of items which cannot be moved and, therefore, should not be packed:
Create a “survival” box. This box should contain any items you may need in your new home as soon as you arrive. It should be marked OPEN IMMEDIATELY. Some suggestions for its contents are:
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