We use specialized packing materials to take care of different items: Furniture Soft packing materials protect polished surfaces Padded kraft paper covers exterior of piece Boxed in cardboard for stronger support where needed Fragile items are crated, as necessary. Small fragile items From glassware to china, large or small, each item is individually wrapped, cushioned and carefully boxed prior to shipment. Large fragile items Tissue and corrugated bubble wrap for added protection Contour packing allows for safer handling and space-efficient loading Custom crating provides maximum protection where needed. Clothing Laydown cartons keep clothes flat and saves space Upright wardrobes let coats and suits remain hanging in transit Tissue paper between layers of clothing Items should be clean and dry prior to packing. Audio-visual items Sensitive electronic items, such as televisions, are protected by using non-static cushioning materials that provide protection in transit. Pianos Always custom packed Grand pianos are disassembled for transit Extra care is taken to accommodate heavy weight and delicate inner mechanism Note: pianos should be tuned two weeks after delivery. Rugs Always rolled, not folded (length permitting) Wrapped with porous material to allow rugs to breathe Desiccant packets are used to keep carpets moisture-free Note: rugs should be clean and dry prior to packing. Special items Packing is customized for items with delicate and irregular structures Items are padded and reinforced to protect vulnerable areas Crates are made to measure and used for select items that are fragile, extremely heavy or of high value. Vehicle Automobiles are securely braced into steel containers Motorcycles are transported in custom-built crates Batteries are disconnected and fuel tanks are drained, according to regulations.