in Packing your Jumbo Box | Balikbayan box
[+] Things Needed:
- Durable Shipping
- Packing Tape [ Gray Duct tape is not recommended since they
tend to peel off in humid temperatures ]
- Heavy Duty Garbage Bag
- Permanent Marker
- Packing List ( Click
- Padding Material
- Grocery Bags for liquid and bottled items
[+] Use a durable carton or box if no Manila Forwarder Jumbo
Box or Balikbayan box is available in your area. Mall Department
Store is a good source of boxes. One may also use boxes available
at U-haul location
close to you.
[+] Tape the bottom flaps of the box using Packing Tape. Keep
the top flap open.
[+] Place a heavy duty plastic garbage bag inside the box
to act as liner keeping the opening of the plastic bag and
the box flap on top.
[+] Prepare the packing list and pen to write down the items
you would place inside the box.
[+] Begin packing by placing neatly folded items that would
serve as cushion like clothes, pants, curtains, and the likes.
[+] Protect other items in case of spill by placing bottled
and liquid items like shampoo, conditioners, cologne, perfumes,
and the likes in individual plastic grocery bags. Secure the
caps with tape before closing the grocery bags.
[+] Maintain a neat stack, keep manufacturer's packaging for
[+] Place padded materials on the sides
[+] Do not make the boxes so heavy for easy and safe handling.
If possible, spread out the heavy items to other boxes.
[+] Cushion the top with padded materials
[+] Secure the plastic garbage bag with a knot or tape.
[+] Place a copy of the packing list on top of the plastic
garbage bag before closing the box. Make sure you only use
a copy since original form is needed for doucumentaion purposes.
[+] Secure the top flaps with tape.
[+] Legibly mark down the box with shipper's and consignee's
information using permanent marker. Make sure you provide
Name, Complete Address, Telephone Number, Cell phone, or even
map sketch for hard to find destinations.
[+] All Jumbo Box and Balikbayan Box shipment is insured for
$200. Additional insurance is available for $5 every $100
over the $200 covered by the company. Please read company