If you haven’t heard of it before, Tetris is an old video game where buttons are used to guide falling tetrominoes (colored block packages) so they stack together and the spaces are completely filled in.
We’ve been told many times this is how our customer’s containers were loaded – like the Tetris game.
Our crews are Tetris masters
How did they get so good? Simple, our crews have years of experience packing & loading containers. They really know how to load ’em snug and with minimal wasted space.
Tetris-style loaded containers keep goods from shifting about during transit – reducing potential damages, and with maximized space, more can be included.
Other factors our crews keep in mind is weight distribution throughout the container and the nature of what’s being loaded – keeping fragile goods safe!
Self-Pack & Self-Loaded Containers.
Often families on a budget will opt for self-packing and self-loading their own container. If this is on your agenda, the we suggest the following tips:
- Solid boxes should be used for packing.
- Small boxes are for books & heavy items and larger boxes for lighter items.
- Double-walled “dishpack boxes” should be used for dishes and all fragile items.
- Put FRAGILE stickers on goods needing special handling.
- Do not skimp on the packing/wrapping materials.
- Use linens or clothes whenever possible for additional padding.
- Arrange your boxes and furniture in the order that they will be loaded.
- Load first non-fragile, large items — furniture, boxes of books, etc.
- Sofas and mattress should be loaded on-end.
- Load last, but securely, rugs, fragile items or other items of special interest – like a child’s box of favorite toys. (Rugs can quickly be laid down before furniture is unloaded and fragile boxes can be put in a safe place right after being unloaded.)
Whether you chose a self-pack or full-service shipment, we here to help you every step of the way.