Can I pack my own belongings?

  • Yes, you can pack your own boxes. However, boxes packed by the owner may not be covered by insurance. This will only cover loss, not any breakages. While it may appear as if you are saving money by packing your own boxes, in the long run this generally isn’t the case.

    Since 9/11, Customs requirements in every country have been strengthened. Boxes with personal effects that are packed by the owner come under high scrutiny. They could eventuate in Customs examinations and result in inspection fees, which are not included in your quotation. Countries such as the USA and Canada do not look favourably upon boxes packed by owners and will have extensive examinations undertaken at the owner’s cost. Boxes packed by the owner will also often move through customs a lot slower than boxes packed by a removal company.

    If you would like to pack your own belongings, Overseas Packers & Shippers sell cartons which you can purchase directly from us. Alternatively, we have a team of experts who are available to professionally wrap and package your belongings before your overseas trip.