• Start with the large and heavy items like appliances and load them on the floor against the far wall of the comtainer.
• Continue loading heavier items on the floor and towards the front of the container.
Place lighter items on top.
• Pack the items tightly so nothing moves. Work your way along in tiers loading from bottom to top. Look at the spaces in the tier and then go and look for an item to fill that space. Sometimes you can use an empty box, pillows, blankets or even soft toys to fill in the gaps.
• Packing and loading the container well is the key to getting your shipment in good shape the other end.
Pack as much as you can into cartons or plastic crates. They are easier to carry and give better protection plus its easier to pack your container in tiers or layers with cartons of similar size.\
• If in doubt, put another layer of packing material on the item, better safe than sorry!
• Write the contents on the cartons so you know where you want to put the box at destination and whether you need to open it yet.
• Load lighter and fragile items at the top of the container.
• Use blankets, bubble wrap and cardboard to protect items from rubbing against each other and to fill in any spaces. It is important that everything fits in snug and tight so that nothing can move, slide, or drop.
• If items are not secured tight they will move around and cause damage. The truck braking hard or going up a steep hill could also cause the load to move unless packed tight.
• You can not leave a space at the back of the container otherwise everything up high will come tumbling down! If there is space at the door of the crate, do not load tiers so high therefore spreading the load at an equal height throughout the container.