Returning Resident Shipment
Padding and Protecting your Shipment
on your budget, Manila Forwarders can provide packing, padding
and crating services for your shipment. You may also do it
yourself to save on the expenses. Please use the pointers
below as a guideline:
Use packing materials and cartons are of the best quality.
All china, glass and crystal will be individually wrapped
prior to packing. Be aware that insurance companies does not
cover breakage of these items. Diligent efforts on your part
in properly packing this is a must.
Cartons will be taped across top, bottom
and all sides. All rugs and carpets will be rolled and wrapped.
Customer's name, room and contents will be marked on each
All items which are not suitable for packing will be padded
for transport. These items include furniture items, large
bulky pieces and large appliances. These items are paper padded
as a standard and where items require additional protection
the use of double wrapping and crating is involved. Home
Depot offers styrofoam insulation that works better for this
purpose as they are easy to cut and light to carry. Proper
padding requires the following steps:
< All furniture will be dismantled, if appropriate all
hardware (nuts and bolts) will be placed in plastic bags before
being put in the master hardware box.
< All furniture will be wrapped in a minimum 3-ply paper
pad. Corner pads will be used to provide additional protection.
< All paper pad seams will be sealed using export vinyl
tape. Skeleton or full crates will be used on awkward or fragile
< Tape the bottom of every box; tape the top closed tightly
when full. Run two strips of tape along the side and one strip
down the center. (If the box is still not strong enough, apply
more tape on the sides.)
< Use small boxes for heavier items; larger boxes for light
weight, bulky items. Use crates if need. Ice box ,plastic
storage, or tool boxes are also recommended as you can reuse
it later on.
< Wrap small and/or fragile items individually. Be generous
with padding and other protective materials.
This helps prevent shifting, rubbing and possible breakage.
Be aware that insurance companies do not insure self-pack
shipment against breakage
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< Stack light boxes to the top to prevent them from being
crushed. But don't pack fragile items too tightly. Stuff with
paper. and proper packaging materials.
> Label the contents of every box and the room where it
belongs. Group boxes together that belong in the same room.
Label any boxes/items "STORAGE" that will be stored
* Use double corrugated boxes.
* Cushion the bottom with rolled up paper.
* Wrap each piece individually.
* Bundle flatware in groups of three and wrap the bundle.
* Don't place one layer of dishware directly on top of
another; separate with a layer of stuffed paper.
* Cushion the top and sides with paper to prevent shifting.
The steadier the contents, the less chance of damages.
* Put hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes.
* Place shoes in medium size boxes. Use paper to protect
and keep pairs separated.
* Place other clothes in medium size/linen size boxes.
* Use a picture box.
* Line bottom of box with paper.
* Place picture in box, then stuff front, back and along
the top with paper.
* It is sometime possible to pack more than one picture
in a box.
* Packing of pictures is always required for moves into
Packing for special items
* Remove light bulbs.
* Put lampshade in separate box. Mark "FRAGILE."
* If possible, pack in original cartons. If not, pack
each item in ample amounts of bubble wrap and/or white
* Code wiring with tape for easy reinstallation.
* Stereo: fasten down the tone arm and dustcover.
* Compact disc: check instructions to secure the laser.
* Personal computer: backup all important information;
"park" the hard disk (program often included
on diagnostics CD).
* Though you should use big and small boxes, try to keep
the variation in size to a minimum, since it is easier
and space saving to stack similar size boxes.
* Label all boxes clearly (it is recommended to mark all
sides). It will save a lot of time when you later access
your storage, and make the move out of storage efficient.
* Television sets, stereo, computers, printers, and similar
electronic equipment should be packed with corrugated
cartons. Using packing blankets alone is not sufficient.
If you no longer have the original packaging, you should
get adequate boxes. It is recommended to wrap the item
with a blanket or bubble wrap before packing it with
foam insulation pad available at home depot. Pad the
bottom of the box as well.
* Records, video cassettes, CDs and DVDs should be stored
vertically to avoid warping and breakage.
* Musical instruments should be placed in a hard case,
or packed in a box. They should not be stored at pitch.
* Clean, defrost and dry your refrigerator before storing
it. Wrap it with blankets for protection.
* Any equipment that contains gasoline should be drained
before you ship it. Let the engine run until it runs out..
* Wipe metal items with a rag that was dipped in oil to
protect them from rust.
* Pack standing lamps in a lamp box.
Separate the shade from a table lamp and pack it in a
box. Use paper for the empty spaces.
Pack These Items:
* Money, securities, valuable papers or jewelry. Keep
them with you.
* Flammable items: aerosol cans, paints, gasoline, etc.
* Perishable times: frozen foods, produce, plants, etc.
* Soaps, polishes or medicines with foods.
* Kitchenware or other heavy items in boxes with dishware.
* Guns and any items with military application
Items that was exposed outside must be properly
washed and decontaminated to prevent the transport
of micro organisms and other elements to your new home.
Power sprayer with the use of household bleach is
It is important to check the
from US Homeland Security.
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