As a member of FIDI, Sonigo trains its moving to teams to pack according established international standards using the highest grade packing materials.
Similarly, Sonigo only works with agents abroad who also have a similar track record of packing and service according to the highest industry standards of quality and professionalism.
- Pots/Pans/Plastic ware
- Other non-fragile items
- Identify contents of all cartons you pack on the carton itself.
- Keep an ongoing, numbered list of contents of boxes you have packed.
- Do not pack fragile or breakable items.
- Cushion the top and bottom of each carton with crushed paper, soft items, etc.
- Don’t make cartons too heavy – Rule of Thumb: If you can carry the box fairly easily, it is probably OK.
- Use ample tape in closing boxes.
- Remove fuel from power tools.
- If you insist on shipping liquids, double wrap in plastic. Please note, if liquids leak and cause damage, insurance will not cover this damage.
Do Not Ship
- Liquid Bleach or Ammonia
- Important Papers/Documents
- Live Plants, Soil or Seeds or other organic items
- Slot Machines/Casino-style Games
- Taxidermy (including horns)
- Electric bikes, Electric Skateboards, hoverboard
- Anything flammable
- Anything Combustible
- Anything Explosive
- Firearms or other Weapons
- Large framed artwork/prints and furniture will be wrapped by the movers, but it might be a good idea to disassemble certain furniture pieces in order to save space and reduce the likelihood of damage. When disassembling, remember to put nuts and bolts, screws, etc. in a place where you can easily find them later. It is also a good idea to take a picture of the assembled piece as a reminder of how it should look when you reassemble it. Framed artwork/prints should be taken off of the wall for the movers.
- Pack sleeping bags, sheets, towels, pillows, etc. in plastic bags, so these bundles can be stuffed in empty spaces created by oddly-shaped items.
- Pack all dresser drawers, cabinets, etc. with light, soft, bulky items such as stuffed animals, towels, linens, bedding, clothing, etc. – do not compromise the condition of furniture pieces or items placed inside them simply to save space.
- Pack cartons tightly so items will not shift during transit.
Box Sizes and Uses:
- Small: 1.5cft, 12”x12”x17” high – Good for packing books, tools, CDs, DVDs canned goods, and other small, heavy items.
- Medium: 3.1cft, 18”x18”x18” high – Good for packing pots, pans, mixing bowls, roasters, canisters toasters, coffee makers, kitchen utensils, shoes, boots, purses, large photo albums, linens, and small lamp shades.
- Large: 4.5cft, 18”x18”x24” high – Good for packing pillows, bedding, blankets, all types of folded and hanging clothes, pictures, odd-shaped toys, large pots, and other miscellaneous large bulky items.
- Wardrobe: 8cft 20”x18”x48.8” high – For hanging clothing only. Not normally used in international moves. Sometimes, lay-down wardrobes can be substituted.
Dishpack: 5.6cft, 18”x18”x30” high – Used for packing china, fragile glass, lamps, dishes, stemware, pictures, art objects, and other breakable items.
Other non-fragile items