Do I have to put everything in boxes?

Do I have to put everything in boxes?


“So many boxes, so little time….” 


To put it most simply, “Yes.”

The real answer is, “It depends.”

Generally, when people ask if they have to put everything in to a box, my answer is “it depends.” If it will fit in a box, then it is a good idea to put the item in a box. I don’t ask that customers (i.e. shippers) box everything, but it is certainly the safest and most efficient way to move items. Whether it be across town or across the country, boxing your belongings will protect your items and help to ensure everything arrives safely and soundly.

When everything is packed properly, chances are good you will have a nice, square, unifrom load. It’s important to have a load that is square and/ or uniformed because this will reduce movement during the trek across country. The more items move (shift) whilst driving, the more chances you have for damage. It is every driver’s goal to keep every shipment as “tight” as possible. Not only will this allow driver’s to get more items on their trucks, it will also reduce movement after loading.

So, with all that being said, the more you can box and pack the better off you are, the better off your belongings are, the greater the likelihood of you having a good experience moving.

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