for Proper Packing
At SummerStorage.org®, we want to ensure that all your packages are
picked up and delivered back to you safely and efficiently. To accomplish
this we ask that you adhere to a few simple suggestions when preparing
your packages for storage. By complying with the following methods you
can help ensure that all your packages are delivered to their final destinations
as safely and expeditiously as possible.
new corrugated Boxes
will provide new corrugated boxes free of charge to those students using
our service. Ideally, you should use new boxes whenever possible. Hoever,
if you chose to reuse a box, please examine it carefully for any sign
or wear that could expose the contents to unnecessary and preventable
damage. Inspect all sides for abrasions, punctures, rips, tears and check
for damage to the corners. Always avoid using any carton that has been
weakened by previous use. Be sure to remove old address labels and mark
over extraneous names and addresses printed on the box that may cause
confusion about the destination of your shipment.
the box each item should be individually wrapped to provide sufficient
cushioning. It is best to allow for approximately foour inches of cushioning
material between the contents and all sides of the box. When packing particularly
fragile items, it is recommended to maintain several inches of separation
between the fragile item and all other items in the box. This will help
avoid any damage caused by shock or vibration that may be sustained by
the box and passed to the contents during the normal course trasnportation
to its destination. A variety of materials can be used for cushioning
and protection. The following are listed in order of preference and ability
to provide protection for the contents of your package:
(when sprayed in box it forms a protective mold around the item)
Paper (crumbled kraft paper or newspaper)
the top, put a duplicate label inside the carton in case the label on
the outside becomes obscured or detached during transit. Then use a sturdy
tape of at least two or more inches in width to securely close the carton.
You may want to consider applying strips of extra tape along the edges
and bottom of the carton for additional security. Do not overlook the
importance of properly sealing the carton. Choosing a strong tape is the
best way to avoid having the contents spilling out or damages during ransit.
We recommend one of the following types of tape:
plastic or nylon reinforced tape.
Water activated paper tape.
Use a 60 pound grade tape at least 3 inched in width.
with the following guidelines for proper labeling to help ensure that
your packages arrive at their destination as quickly as possible.
Remove old labels that may remain from previous shipments.
If using a handwritten label, clearly print all letters in block style.
Be sure to include your Fall semester address.
If possible, always include your Fall semester telephone number on the
Place the storage label on the top of the carton and apply several pieces
of tape to protect it from moisture and abrasions. Summerstorage.org will
supply all labels for your packages.
Place only one label on the package to avoid any confusion.
Do not place the label over any seam or closure. Always include a return
address with zip code.
For your added protection place a duplicate label or other form of identification
inside your package.