When it comes time to move, it is important to have a plan. Whether or not you are planning on moving yourself or will hire professionals, you should know what you will be taking and how to pack it. One thing you don’t want is for your possessions to be damaged, lost or left behind during a move. Having been through several moves and having items damaged or gone missing, I have learned the need to plan and make an inventory. I have also tried to learn the proper techniques for preparing for a move.
If you will be shipping furniture, you need to know to prepare how to ship furniture. I have had furniture damaged in shipment. If I would have prepared it properly, this would not have happened, since I shipped it myself. Knowing how to ship your things and proper packing techniques can save you the cost of repair or refinishing. My best advice would be to use a trusted and professional shipping company or service if you are shipping things across country.
Having moved myself having used professionals for long distance moves, I found that the professionals know how to pack, and how to load your furniture and other household items for shipment.