Packing their household goods for export
Grand Canyon - USA

Packing Guide

Packing Guide

Many people worry about packing their household goods for export. But with very few exceptions the professionals will do most of the work. Here are some tips to help make the job easier and your move as smooth as possible.

Do not pack anything (except perhaps a few personal items) yourself - leave it to the professionals.

Make sure you decide in advance exactly what you want to take and what you will leave behind.

Separate items that are for air and sea shipment.

Keep your personal items that you need for your journey (passports, tickets, flight bags, etc) separate from the goods that are being packed for shipment; you don't want them to be packed by accident.

Always check every cupboard before the packers leave to make sure nothing is left behind.

Do not move goods into one area. Leave everything in situ in your house (pictures on walls, glasses in cupboards, etc.), it's easier for the packers this way.

You might wish to pack some personal items yourself.

Here are some tips if you do:

Owner-packed goods cannot usually be insured for damage. Check with your OMNI mover to establish the terms of the insurance cover.

Make a list of everything you pack into every carton.

Do not pack goods that are prohibited or restricted in your destination country. If in doubt, check with your OMNI mover.

Do not pack anything that is flammable or corrosive.

Do not pack heavy boxes they are difficult to handle and can be damaged more easily than lighter packages.

Never use cartons that have previously carried foodstuffs.

Keep keys for trunks, and suitcases, etc. with you and have them available at destination for the customs if they need them.

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