10 tips for packing your own shipping container when moving overseas.

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  You need to do an accurate packing list, listing all items. We have an app for that! Have this completed before loading.
Use the UPakWeShip labels app and stick on every piece as an accurate piece count is needed for Customs
Have everything packed and ready to go in a garage or downstairs room.
Pack boxes full & tight, keeping boxes the same size makes easy stacking.
Load in tiers, obviously starting at the nose and working forward.
Load it tight side to side and end to end so nothing can move.
Keep the height consistent throughout. It does not need to be all the way to the ceiling
Have enough help for loading. You need two people in the container and at least 3 people bringing items out to the edge of the container.
If there is space at the end of the container, build a Bulkhead using a mattress or plywood sheets and 4×2 wood 8 foot long in a X to hold it in place
At the destination, unload everything first and let the container go and then worry about where it all goes. You normally only get 2 hours free then it can be about $100 an hour wait time)

Bonus point. Shipping containers have a wood floor and tie hooks every 1 or 2 feet on the floor and ceiling along to edges.

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Hope that helps, Happy packing and loading when moving overseas.

The Moving Doctor
The Moving Doctor
"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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