Tips for your packaging

People often worry about packing their personal belongings when moving in. Our Mercovan team will do most of the work for you. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you be well organized and efficient on packing and unpacking day.

Define in advance exactly what you want to wear and what you will leave behind.
This will make the packing process easier on the day of move-in. Import of customs rules and restrictions. Different countries have different regulations; It is important to be aware of the items that you may or may not ship to your new country well in advance of packing day. In general, we do not recommend moving items such as hazardous materials (paint, items of an explosive nature, etc.), perishable, flammable or corrosive, alcohol and food products or weapons. Electrical appliances may not work in another country. Our Mercovan team can guide you on customs restrictions in your country of destination.

Importación de reglas y restricciones aduaneras. Los diferentes países tienen diferentes regulaciones; Es importante estar al tanto de los artículos que puede o no puede enviar a su nuevo país con mucha antelación antes del día de empaque. En general, no recomendamos mover elementos como materiales peligrosos (pintura, artículos de naturaleza explosiva, etc.), perecederos, inflamables o corrosivos, alcohol y productos alimenticios o armas. Es posible que los aparatos eléctricos no funcionen en otro país. Nuestro equipo de Mercovan podrá orientarte sobre las restricciones aduaneras en tu país de destino.

Do not pack anything yourself.
It is best left to the professionals. We will take care of them and pack them with the greatest care. If you still want to pack some personal items yourself, here are more tips and information:
– Property packed by the owner generally cannot be insured against damage.
– Make a list of everything you pack in each box.
– Do not pack products that are prohibited or restricted in their destination country. In case of doubt, consult us in detail, we are here to help you.
– Do not pack anything that is flammable or corrosive.
– Do not pack heavy boxes: they are difficult to handle and can be damaged more easily than lighter packages.
– Do not use cardboard containers that have previously transported food.
– Take with you the keys to the trunks and suitcases. We recommend having them available at destination for customs officials, if they need to inspect them.
– Do not close the boxes yourself; packers will take a quick look and close them properly during packing.

Do not move the objects.
Leave everything as it is at home (such as pictures on the walls and glasses in the cupboards), so it’s easier for the packers.

Be present when your goods are packed.
The packing team will arrive on the agreed date and time and will come to your house with you, so that you can indicate what needs to be packed, what is left and point out something particularly fragile.

Save the personal items you need for your trip.
Keep your passports, tickets, etc., separate from the objects that are packed for shipment.

Check every space in your house before the packers leave … and make sure nothing is left behind.